It's been awhile since I've seen an "Eephus pitch" thrown at the Major League level but clearly, Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish knows how to use it.
Watch as he delivers a 62-mph pitch past Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera:
(Courtesy of It's Always Sunny in Detroit)
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.
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Thursday’s Detroit Tigers-Texas Ranger’s game in Texas had the potential to feature a pitching duel for the ages.
Unfortunately for Detroit however, their resident ace, Justin Verlander, wasn’t able to fulfill his end of the deal. Lasting just over two innings, Verlander allowed eight earned runs
A 62 MPH BENDER
Does anyone have a more wicked pitching arsenal than Yu Darvish? The Texas Rangers stud pitcher matched up with Justin Verlander on Thursday in a game that surprisingly turned into a slugfest. While Verlander was rocked and couldn’t make it through three innings, Darvish got through eight to pick up his seventh win of the season. But there was one moment in particular that must...
When you can’t beat him (Cabrera was 3 for 9 lifetime off Darvish), throw it like a dad would to his ten-year old son.
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Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington likes to say that Yu Darvish can throw 29,000 different pitches.
Thanks to a poster DShep on Lone Star Ball, we got to see him throw five pitches at once in his start Wednesday night against Los Angeles.
The GIF shows Darvish throwing five pitches from basically the same release point at the same time with the ball doing different and unthinkable...
I'm always amazed by what folks adept at technology can do with baseball GIFs. This one from Reddit user Dshep is just as mesmerizing as R.A. Dickey's knuckleball in slow motion. 5 Yu Darvish pitches shown as if they were happening at the same time. It not only shows the incredible array of pitches Darvish has in his repetoire, but also just how hard it is to be a Major...