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Why Shohei Otani probably isn’t going to play for the Phillies

Or, any National League team, to be honest. Everybody is getting excited about Shohei Otani. There’s good reason to salivate over Japan’s most intriguing player. This year, the 21-year-old was one of the best pitchers in Japan, going 10-4 with a 1.86 ERA while striking out 11.2 batters per nine innings and walking just 2.9. In his career he is 39-13 with a 2.49 ERA and a career...
Via The Good Phight
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Even Yu Darvish Makes Adjustments

You get into a bubble sometimes. Even when that bubble doesn’t look like other bubbles, it’s there insulating you from seeing something you should see. I’m always looking for that new thing, that change, that great new pitcher, that guy overperforming his expectations. That’s the fun thing to look at! An ace, pitching like an ace again, with wipeout stuff? Huh. Somehow, that...
Via Fangraphs
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish set for first Rangers postseason start since 2012

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish ended his first season with the Texas Rangers starting a postseason game. The right-hander from Japan hasn't pitched in October since that wild-card game in 2012.After missing the 2015 season recovering from Tommy John surgery, Darvish will make his AL Division Series debut Friday when he starts Game 2 against the Toronto Blue Jays."It's a great...
Via Associated Press
October 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish’s Night at the Plate

We are currently in the 20th year of regular-season interleague play. I’m not sure exactly how many repetitions it takes for an event to transition from exciting novelty to mundane part of the schedule, but somewhere along the way interleague play has done just that. We now accept that this is a world where things as bizarre as Marlins/Mariners series will occur from time to time...
Via Fangraphs
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish crushes first career home run (VIDEO)

Yu Darvish, thanks to interleague play, got the opportunity to hit in the Rangers’ most recent game, and he made the most of it. The Rangers squared off against the Reds on Wednesday night, and rather than being on the bench, Darvish was able to hit. And with a 1-2 count in the fifth inning, he was probably going to swing at anything, and lucky for him, he got a fastball that caught...
Via The Sports Daily
August 25, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yu Darvish Hits Second Home Run By Texas Rangers Pitcher In Win Over Reds

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish didn't look like his usual self on the mound Wednesday night, but the competitor in him still found a way to make a difference in the game--by hitting his first career home run and only the second by a Rangers pitcher (according to ESPN).His was one of three home runs by the Rangers and gave the team a 4-2 lead in the fifth: Yes, this really happened...
Via FatManWriting
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yu Darvish crushes huge home run and his teammates love it

Who says the DH leads to more entertaining baseball? If the Rangers hadn’t been playing in Cincinnati on Wednesday, Yu Darvish would have been on the bench instead of in the batters box in the top of the fifth. Lucky for all of us (unless you’re a Reds fan, in which case you’re unlucky on multiple levels) Darvish was standing in, and facing a 1-2 count. Then, magic: Yu...
Via The Comeback
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish hits first career home run (Video)

Coming into Wednesday’s game between the Rangers and Reds, Yu Darvish had just one extra base hit to his credit. He now has two and the second one was pretty impressive. Darvish came up to bat in the fifth inning and drove the fourth pitch he saw out of the ballpark for his first career home run. And it wasn’t a cheap one either. Take a look. Yuuuuuu cranked that…#PitchersWhoRake...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Yu Darvish is dominating again

There are few things more amazing than walking into a ballpark, this time Minute Maid Park in Houston, and anticipating an in-state rivalry. On August 7, The Texas Rangers took on the Houston Astros in a pivotal rubber game, and I got to watch Yu Darvish pitch live from the lower deck. The unsurprisingly large amount of Rangers fans that made the trek down to the southern part of...
Via isportsweb.com
August 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish returning to Rangers' rotation Saturday

Starting rotation help is on the way for the Texas Rangers. Per Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News, Yu Darvish will be returning from the disabled list this weekend. Rangers say Darvish ready to start on Saturday at Cubs. — Gerry Fraley (@gfraley) July 13, 2016 The Rangers' rotation has been strong this year. With a 4.07 ERA, Texas starters rank ninth in all of baseball...
Via Sportsnaut
July 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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