Posted May 17, 2013 on AP on Fox
Ron Washington was not about to question himself Friday over Yu Darvish's recent workload. Especially since Darvish felt fine after throwing a career-high 130 pitches Thursday night against the Detroit Tigers. The Texas manager had no qualms about sending his ace back to the mound in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers even though the Rangers had a 10-4 lead. ''Not going to second guess myself,'' Washington said before Friday night's game against Detroit. ''Not going to do it.'' In a matchup against Detroit star Justin Verlander, Darvish had thrown 115 pitches through seven innings. Washington said he felt the Japanese right-hander was the only pitcher he had that could slow down the heart of Detroit's order in the eighth. Darvish retired sluggers Miguel Cabrera, Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez in the eighth before Cory Burns pitched the ninth to preserve a 10-4 victory. The seventh-year Texas manager also noted setup man...
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