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Rangers' Darvish feels good facing hitters for 1st time since August

  Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish faced hitters for the first time since last August, throwing 30 pitches against teammates during batting practice Wednesday. Darvish missed the final seven weeks last season because of right elbow inflammation. ''I was able to do some things I'd worked on in the bullpen,'' Darvish said through a translator. ''My command was very good and there was...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish working with all Rangers' backstops

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- If we've learned one thing about Yu Darvish in his three years as pitcher for the Texas Rangers is that he grows attached to his catchers. That hasn't been the case though this spring. Darvish has thrown three times in Arizona and had three catchers work with him, with primary starter Robinson Chirinos getting the nod for Darvish's first live batting practice session...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pitching Triangle the Texas Rangers Created

Yu Darvish #11 of the Texas Rangers throws in the first inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park on August 9, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: Bob Levey/Getty Images) Time after time hitting was always the dominant force in what drove the Texas Rangers. This upcoming season, the tables seemed to have turned. Texas seems to have a new weapon. 179 wins combined...
Via The Sports Journal
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish sharp in Saturday bullpen session

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It should come as no surprise that the pitcher who drew the most attention Saturday when the Texas Rangers had their first workouts for pitchers and catchers was Yu Darvish. The right-hander, who threw in the bullpen and then did fielding drills, didn't disappoint in his first public throwing session since last August. "He almost spotted up every pitch," said new...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #53: Yu Darvish | SP | TEX

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is here! Get your copy for FREE! Over the next 2-3 days we’ll be profiling players whose ranks differ from that in the Draft Guide (after that it gets back to normal). The order of this countdown was set in November, and since then we’ve adjusted our thoughts on some players after further research, causing the rankings to shuffle. ...
Via Baseball Professor
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish blames batter's folks for 'creating a great hitter'

Your browser does not support iframes.Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish jokingly blamed the parents of New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner for "creating a great hitter" after Gardner hit two solo home runs against him during Monday night's game at Globe Life Park.Reporters asked Darvish about the expression he made on the mound after the second home run he gave up to Gardner...
Via Holdout Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish strikes out Adam LaRoche with 59 mph curveball

Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has an arsenal of nasty pitches, which should probably make what he did Sunday illegal. Darvish turned in one of his best outings of the season, as he struck out 12 Washington Nationals over eight scoreless innings in helping the Rangers to a 2-0 win. Darvish’s 12 strikeouts matched a season high, and he lowered his ERA to 2.08 in the process. Of...
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers scratch Darvish from start

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish, who was slated to start Tuesday's game against Minnesota, was scratched from the start because of a stiff neck. Darvish opened the season on the disabled list because of a stiff neck and said that the symptoms he's experiencing are similar to that. Darvish woke up with a stiff neck and received treatment and while it felt better, he still wasn't cleared...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yu Darvish throws super slow curve for strikeout

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish is on the hill for the team’s game Friday night against the Toronto Blue Jays at Globe Life Park. As usual, Darvish’s fastball has frequently hit 95 mph on the radar gun in this game, and he’s even dropping some offspeed pitches all the way down to 63 mph. Yes, a 30+ mph difference in velocity. The Blue Jays’ Adam Lind was grinding out a nice...
Via Next Impulse Sports
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Harold Reynolds goes bonkers over controversial call

On Friday night, Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers was one out away from a no-hitter. David Ortiz broke up Darvish’s bid at history with a single through the shift, and Darvish came oh so close once again. But earlier in the game, Darvish had set down the first 20 hitters in a row and forced Ortiz to pop up for what looked like the final out of the seventh inning. However, the ball...
Via Awful Announcing
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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