Yu Darvish returns in full force, the Royals stage an unlikely comeback, and the Mariners embarrass themselves on the basepaths in new and creative ways.
Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish returned for his first start since 2014 and picked up a win Saturday in five solid innings of work - and on Sunday, "Minivish" watched the Rangers beat the Pirates in Arlington. Minivish, who is a bit smaller than the 6-foot-5 pitcher, has been a regular sight at Rangers games for years.
ARLINGTON - Baseball folks like to say pitchers come back stronger from Tommy John surgery than they were before.Yu Darvish gives credence to that assertion.According to MLB's Statcast system, Darvish threw three pitches at more than 98 mph, topped by a 98.74 mph 1-2 fastball to Gregory Polanco that missed the zone. It was the hardest pitch he's thrown as a major leaguer. According...
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ARLINGTON - A relaxed Yu Darvish was holding court with Japanese reporters by his locker on Sunday morning when an interloper burst in to ask a question:"Were you surprised you hit 98 mph last night in your first start?"Darvish: "No. ... That's my usual."Except that it's not. According to MLB's Statcast system, Darvish threw three pitches at more than 98 mph, topped by a 98.74 mph...
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ARLINGTON, Texas—Nearly 50,000 fans were on hand to see Yu Darvish’s first start since August 2014, and despite being on a pitch count, Darvish did not disappoint. On a limit of 80-85 pitches, Darvish, out the past year and a half due to Tommy John surgery, pitched just five innings on Saturday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Globe Life Park, a game the Rangers won 5...
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Rangers manager Jeff Banister answered multiple questions about Yu Darvish after a 5-2 Rangers victory over the Pirates on Saturday night. His final words went directly to the point.
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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out seven in five strong innings in his first start in the majors in almost 22 months, and the Texas Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Saturday night.The Japanese right-hander allowed three singles with a walk in his return from last year's Tommy John surgery, ending Pittsburgh's five-game winning streak.Adrian Beltre had a two...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Yu Darvish struck out seven in five strong innings in his first start in the majors in almost 22 months, and the Texas Rangers beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on Saturday night. The Japanese right-hander allowed three singles with a walk in his return from last year's Tommy John surgery, ending Pittsburgh's five-game winning streak. Adrian Beltre had a two...
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Texas right-hander Yu Darvish has been activated from the disabled list to make his first major league start in nearly 22 months.The Rangers reinstated Darvish before Saturday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.Third baseman/outfielder Joey Gallo was optioned to Triple-A Round Rock to make room on the active roster for Darvish, who last pitched in...
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...
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