Found April 24, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish arrived in Texas a star. Tuesday night against the New York Yankees, he looked like one. Darvish, the Rangers' high-priced Japanese import, delivered the best outing of his young career, befuddling the Yankees in Texas' 2-0 victory before a sellout crowd of 47,085 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. The Yankees couldn't do much against Darvish, as the hard-throwing right-hander struck out a career-high 10 and allowed seven hits. Darvish (3-0) had progressively gotten better in each of his three previous starts, but he was never as dominant as he was Tuesday night. He left with one out in the ninth inning after giving up a single to Nick Swisher. Darvish's previous longest outing was 6 1/3 innings last Thursday at Detroit. Darvish worked out of the few jams he got into by trusting his stuff and attacking New York's veteran lineup. It was exactly the kind of start Texas envisioned in its aggressive pursuit of him. The two-time...

Darvish makes his mark, Rangers top Yankees

ARLINGTON, Texas Yu-phoria swept through Rangers Ballpark Tuesday night with every pitch right-hander Yu Darvish threw against the New York Yankees. And while Darvish's pitching gem brought a sellout crowd to their feet as he exited with a 2-0 lead with one out in the top of the ninth inning, Darvish didn't see it as that big of a deal. "I look at every game the...

BP Unfiltered: Does Darvish Throw a Shuuto? by Jason Parks

As I was watching the Yu Darvish start against the Yankees, it dawned on me that the Japanese hurler might have more pitches than I was originally led to believe. Those who read this site are aware that I’ve been watching Darvish since his first intra-squad game back in early March, which makes me a Darvish hipster, and an unapologetic one at that. Because of my familiarity with...

Yu Darvish Changes The Game... and the math

So I had the very fine pleasure of watching Yu Darvish turn a very good Yankee lineup, in a very good hitters' park, into absolute meek hamburger last night, as the Rangers beat the Yankees 2-0.Darvish went 8.1 innings, giving way only to the one double play pitch of Joe Nathan to finish things off, and never looked like he was doing anything difficult. And sure, it's April...

Darvish stymies Yankees for win

Yu Darvish had a season-high 10 strikeouts pitching into the ninth inning and worked out of a couple of jams for the Texas Rangers in a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees and countryman Hiroki Kuroda on Tuesday night. In only the seventh MLB matchup ever of Japanese starters, Darvish (3-0) allowed seven hits and walked a season-low two in 8 1-3 innings. The 10 strikeouts were...

Line of the Day: Yu Darvish

April 24, 2012: Yu Darvish pitched 8 1/3 shutout innings, allowing seven hits and two walks while striking out 10 in leading the Texas Rangers to a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Line: 8.1 IP | 7 H | 0 ER | 2 BB | 10 K; W (3-0) | QS My fantasy perspective: Fantasy baseball managers may have seen Darvish as a bit of a wildcard going into their drafts but he’s easily proving...

Dugout Digest - Yu are my hero

Yu Darvish had his finest start as a member of the Rangers, and it came against the high octane Yankees lineup. Darvish went 8 1/3 innings without allowing a run, allowing seven hits and two walks, and striking out ten Yankees hitters in the process. Perhaps more importantly, he got 12 groundball outs to only three flyball outs. Over his previous three starts, Darvish didn'...

A bunch of NY Yankees striking out even better in Japanese

Sweesher! Jeeter! They're all there. And they're striking out 10x vs Texas Ranger Yu Darvish. Now in Japanese! 三振は失敗します。 Every time you check your email, think -- gotta check Bob's Blitz. Follow... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Game 17: Yu Dominates

<a href="" rel=\"attachment wp-att-4872\"> New York Yankees 0 — Texas Rangers 2   In a battle of pitchers from Japan, Yu Darvish shut down the Yankees in a 2-0 loss...

Rangers Secret Weapon: Robbie Ross

The Texas Rangers are off to a tremendous start to the 2012 season, with a MLB-best 15-4 record.  Names like Josh Hamilton, Ian Kinsler, Yu Darvish, and Matt Harrison have been stealing the spotlight, but perhaps we should all direct our attention to a lefty reliever by the name of Robbie Ross.  The 22 year old made his MLB debut this season and has pitched in 6 games.  Nothing...

Not-So-Rapid Reaction: Rangers 2, Yankees 0

On Monday night, excellent lefties CC Sabathia and Derek Holland combined to allow 11 runs. With struggling right-handers Hiroki Kuroda and Yu Darvish set to do battle last night, I was fully expecting a display of offensive fireworks, one that would thoroughly disappoint an entire nation that had called in sick from work just to see this game. Oops. When I predicted yesterday that...
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