HOUSTON Yu Version 2.0 makes his 2013 Tuesday night against the Houston Astros and big things are expected from Yu Darvish in his second season in the majors.
Darvish, who did everything the club expected of him as a rookie, has a comfort level this year that he didnt have to start his rookie year in the majors.
That could make for some very long nights for Texas opponents.
I know this spring Yu seemed very comfortable, Texas general manager Jon Daniels said. On the club, what he was doing with the competition. There were a lot of things he had to adjust to last year and he did a tremendous job of it. He seems to be comfortable in his own skin, comfortable with the staff, comfortable on the club. We look for that to continue.
The right-hander didnt seem too uncomfortable last year, becoming just the fourth rookie to win at least 16 games and strike out at least 200 batters in the last 100 seasons.
Despite those gaudy numbers, there were times when Darvish struggled last year. ...