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Rangers take baby steps in loss to Royals

First, the good news from the Texas Rangers’ 3-1 loss to the reigning World Series-champion Kansas City Royals on Friday night at Kauffman Stadium. Rangers starter Yu Darvish (2-2) hurled a quality start, going six innings, allowing seven hits, three runs (two earned) one walk and 11 strikeouts. Darvish, who was making his second start since […] The post Rangers take baby steps...
Via Today's Knuckleball
16 hours ago

Darvish settles in, but Rangers can't catch up

Right-hander Yu Darvish gave the Rangers a quality start on Friday night, just their third in the last 19 games. He also struck out 11 over six innings, the 27th time in 88 career starts he has struck out 10 or more hitters in a game.
1 day ago

Yu Darvish calls Tuesday bullpen session 'best' he's thrown since surgery

ANAHEIM, Calif. - Yu Darvish was uncharacteristically effusive about his Tuesday bullpen between-starts bullpen session."It was the best I've thrown this year," Darvish said without the aid of an interpreter.Pitching coach Doug Brocail agreed."His extension of his arm made it great," Brocail said. "Against the Cubs [on Saturday], he didn't have any problems getting his breaking stuff...
Via SportsDay
4 days ago

Yu Darvish returns with 9 Ks, but Cubs still down Rangers

CHICAGO -- Cubs manager Joe Maddon had a plan for facing Yu Darvish in the Texas star's return from the disabled list: load up on lefties and wait him out.It worked, neutralizing Darvish's nasty slider and his nine strikeouts.Darvish couldn't get through the fifth inning and the lefty-hitting Anthony Rizzo's two-run double helped lead Chicago past the Rangers 3-1 on Saturday."A...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish returns with 9 Ks, but Rangers lose 4th straight

CHICAGO (AP) -- Yu Darvish returned from the disabled list to strike out nine but was inefficient and wild at times, and Anthony Rizzo's two-run double helped lead the Chicago Cubs past the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Saturday. In his first start since June 8 because of shoulder pain, Darvish (2-1) reached 98 mph and allowed only two runs and two hits, but the Japanese right-hander lasted...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Yu Darvish comes off disabled list to make start

CHICAGO (AP) The Texas Rangers have made room on the roster for the return of Yu Darvish by optioning fellow right-hander Jose Leclerc to Triple-A Round Rock. Darvish was activated from the 15-day disabled list hours before he was to start Saturday against the Chicago Cubs. Darvish returned from Tommy John surgery in late May, only to go back on the disabled list with shoulder...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Yu Darvish and Gerrit Cole Return

Today is a day of returning, as a pair of aces rejoin their clubs after disabled list stints. We’ve also got a couple interesting secondary matchups as well. Check ’em out! Yu Darvish (TEX) versus Jason Hammel (CHC) 2:20 p.m. ET Darvish’s return from Tommy John surgery lasted all of three starts before he hit the DL again, and he missed over a month this last time with...
Via The Sports Post
7 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Darvish set to return to Rangers rotation Saturday at Cubs

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Yu Darvish is set to make his return to the Texas Rangers' rotation on Saturday. The AL West leaders said Darvish threw a bullpen session Wednesday and is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list to start the second game of the team's weekend series at the Chicago Cubs. Darvish has been on the disabled list since June 9 with shoulder discomfort...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yu Darvish could make season debut next weekend

In the thick of a bitter race with the Seattle Mariners for supremacy in the AL West, the Texas Rangers are about to get a big boost to their pitching rotation. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Saturday, the Rangers are planning for three-time MLB All-Star Yu Darvish to make his season debut next Saturday against the Pittsburgh Pirates. #Rangers plan for Yu...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 22, 2016  |  Discuss

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