Not everyone is a fan of Texas Rangers newcomer Yu Darvish.
After giving up a leadoff double in the second inning to San Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable on Wednesday, Darvish dismissed the hit as being wind-aided.
"With the dry air in Arizona and the wind blowing out, it carried the ball," Darvish said through an interpreter. "It didn't seem like a ball that was hit that squarely."
When those words were repeated to Venable, he vented his frustration on the "Darren Smith Show" on XX 1090.
"I think the wind saved it from being a home run," Venable said. "I also heard that he didn't think I hit it squarely. If that's the case, I don't think anyone has squared off a ball off of him. That's as well as I could hit a ball, to be honest. I don't know if something was lost in translation there.
"I would have liked to hear a little more humility from the guy. To each his own. He's a confident guy. Of course I didn't square up a ball because he's Yu Darvish."