YU DARVISH NEWS

Chris “The Condor” Sale is quietly soaring

He doesn’t have the dazzling repertoire of Yu Darvish, or command the buzz of a hot young pitcher like Jose Fernandez. He wasn’t a can’t-miss no. 1 pick like Stephen Strasburg; in fact, he was passed over by an additional 8 teams after he was supposed to be drafted. He can only dream of Felix Hernandez‘s track record. He doesn’t have the hardware of Justin Verlander...
Via The MLB Nation
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

MLB Who's Hot, Who's Not: Pair of Rangers pitchers run the gamut

Some have slumped, while others have simmered. Here's our weekly review of who's running hot and cold around major-league baseball. Stats through April 17 HOT PITCHERS AL -- Yu Darvish, Texas Rangers Darvish allowed two runs and eight hits in 15 innings in no decisions against the Houston Astros on April 11 and Seattle Mariners on April 16. The right-hander leads the majors...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Yu Darvish's 'Bloody Belt' recalls 'Schilling's Sock'

One delivered a heroic performance on an injured ankle in a clutch playoff game to help his team defeat it’s biggest rival. The other cut his finger. The circumstances were different, but the images were similar for Curt Schilling and Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish, who put his own twist on Schilling’s “Bloody Sock” Wednesday with the “Bloody Belt.” In the seventh...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miley Cyrus Twerking On Yu Darvish Is A GIF-T From The Gods

This GIF of Miley Cyrus twerking on Yu Darvish is quite possibly the greatest GIF of all time.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dice-K Returns To Majors With Metropolitans

(David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)With the recent success of Japanese starting pitchers like Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma, it's interesting to note the return of another to the bigs. Daisuke Matsuzaka has been recalled from AAA Las Vegas by the New York Metropolitans. Does this tell us more about Dice-K (2.25 ERA at AAA) or the woeful state of the Mets...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners manager hands one to the Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas - The Seattle Mariners gave the Texas Rangers two gifts in the eighth and ninth innings Wednesday. The first came from manager Lloyd McClendon, who inexplicably removed starting pitcher Felix Hernandez in the eighth inning despite the fact he held a 2-0 lead and had only thrown 96 pitches. That would provide the backdrop for the Rangers' fourth walk-off win of...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers rally for two in 9th to beat Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas - Of course the Texas Rangers didn't give Yu Darvish any run support when he was on the mound Wednesday night in the showdown of aces vs. Seattle's Felix Hernandez. The important thing is that they did finally come up with the runs, and has been the case so far this season, they saved the drama for the ninth inning. Leonys Martin singled to left field with...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kouzmanoff sparks the rally for the walk-off

Walk-offs never get old, but they never cease to be stressful either. With Yu Darvish and Felix Hernandez facing off, I was ready for a pitchers’ duel tonight — low scoring with lots of strikeouts.  Well … it was pretty low scoring and there were lots of strikeouts (17 between the two pitchers), but I’m […]
Via MyTeamRivals.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Factor12 Top50 thru 4/15 (Gonzalez Germen)

RANK   PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Yu Darvish 27 15.00 34.138 2 Andrew Cashner 27 21.00 33.047 3 Scott Kazmir* 30 19.33 32.877 4 Tyler Thornburg 25 8.67 32.767 5 Gonzalez Germen 26 10.33 32.756 6 Felix Hernandez 28 21.33 32.484 7 Mark Buehrle* 35 21.00 32.330 8 Aaron Harang 36 18.67 31.821 9 Ervin Santana 31 14.00 31.564 10 Chris Sale* 25 20.33 31...
Via 60ft6in
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily SP Rankings: Wednesday, April 16

Got 30 seconds? Fill out our Week 3 Reader Survey and check out Week 2′s survey results! Back to the Daily SP Rankings grind! Here’s a trio of notes regarding Wedneday’s probables: Jose Fernandez, David Price, Johnny Cueto, Yu Darvish…Andrew Cashner? Yup. Jorge De La Rosa is the day’s 7th-best option going against the hapless Padres in PETCO, possibly the best streaming...
Via Baseball Professor
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers' Yu Darvish says cut on thumb isn't serious

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish cut his right thumb on April 11 while throwing a curve ball against the Houston Astros. He didn't let that hamper his performance, as he dominated by allowing one hit and one walk with nine strikeouts over eight shutout innings.       Even though this could be a more serious issue, Texas' ace doesn't foresee any setbacks...
Via Sports Injury Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Darvish says cut thumb isn't issue

Texas ace Yu Darvish, who cut his right thumb during his last start, doesn't see it as an issue heading into his Wednesday night showdown against Felix Hernandez.
Via FOXSports.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Darvish says cut thumb isn't issue

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas ace Yu Darvish, who cut his right thumb during his last start, doesn't see it as an issue heading into his Wednesday night showdown against Felix Hernandez. "Even when I was throwing it didn't hurt me," said Darvish, who has a small cut on his thumb. "I've done this so many teams that probably the nerve isn't working anymore...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Factor12 Top50 thru 4/13 (Yu Darvish)

RANK   PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Yu Darvish 27 15.00 34.372 2 Andrew Cashner 27 21.00 33.350 3 Scott Kazmir* 30 19.33 33.164 4 Ervin Santana 31 8.00 32.967 5 Felix Hernandez 28 21.33 32.897 6 Mark Buehrle* 35 21.00 32.623 7 Aaron Harang 36 18.67 32.062 8 Chris Sale* 25 20.33 31.770 9 Tim Hudson 38 23.00 31.441 10 Hyun-jin Ryu* 27 21.00 30.993 ...
Via 60ft6in
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers’ Adrian Beltre placed on disabled list

On Tuesday, April 8, in a game at the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre suffered a grade 1 strain in his left quad muscle. The team announced today that Beltre has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Prior to today’s game, Adrian Beltre was placed on the 15 day DL, retroactive to April 9, with a strained left quad. — Texas Rangers (@Rangers) April...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers finally muster clutch hit to beat Astros

It’s clear by now: When Yu Darvish starts, everybody gets extra anxious. Especially the Rangers offense. Darvish again flirted with a no-hitter against Houston. He again held an opponent scoreless and hitless with runners in scoring position. And for the second time this season in as many starts, he walked off the mound without a drop of offense from his team. It wasn’t until...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Fantasy Baseball DFS Fanduel Lineup Picks for 4/11

DISCLAIMER: Please check the starting lineups before selecting the recommended players. These picks were made before official lineups were posted.   SP: Yu Darvish vs. HOU ($9800) I’m not going to try to get cute here. Darvish is the most expensive player on FanDuel, but it’s more than warranted. He has a fair chance to [...]
Via RotoBaller
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers look for 12th consecutive victory over Astros

Though Texas won't have its star slugger this weekend, Yu Darvish gives the Rangers a good shot to continue their dominance of the Houston Astros. Ex-Ranger Scott Feldman, however, has pitched well enough for the Astros to have a legitimate chance at ending those struggles in his return to Arlington. Minus the injured Adrian Beltre, Darvish and the Rangers look for a 12th consecutive...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers look for 12th consecutive victory over Astros

Though Texas won't have its star slugger this weekend, Yu Darvish gives the Rangers a good shot to continue their dominance of the Houston Astros.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros-Rangers Preview

Though Texas won't have its star slugger this weekend, Yu Darvish gives the Rangers a good shot to continue their dominance of the Houston Astros.
Via FOXSports.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish Becomes Fastest Starter to 500 Strikeouts

Even after missing three weeks, Yu Darvish came back doing what he does best: throw strikes. Fresh of the disabled list from neck discomfort, the lanky right-hander allowed seven hits over seven scoreless innings Sunday to help his Texas Rangers avoid a three-game sweep with a 3-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. He struck out six and walked one, leaving the Rays hitless in 10 at-bats...
Via Babes Love Baseball
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Darvish fastest to 500 strikeouts

Yu Darvish returned to the Texas Rangers starting rotation on Sunday, taking home his first win of the season and breaking a MLB record in Tampa Bay.
Via FOXSports.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Darvish fastest to 500 strikeouts

Yu Darvish returned to the Texas Rangers starting rotation on Sunday, taking home his first win of the season and breaking a MLB record in Tampa Bay. With Darvish's second strikeout of the game on Sunday, he became the fastest pitcher in Major League history to reach 500 strikeouts as a starter. Darvish set the mark in just 401 2/3 innings, breaking the previous record held by...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Yu Darvish dominant as Texas Rangers beat Tampa Bay 3-0

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish didn’t flirt with a perfect game in his first start of the 2014 season, but he sure looked pretty perfect. After spending most of the first week on the DL due to a spring training stiff neck, Darvish shut out Tampa Bay for seven innings in a 3-0 Rangers win. Darvish left the game after seven innings, but was beneficiary of Elvis Andrus’...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Despite Rays' loss, Alex Cobb returns to form with sparkling show in duel with Yu Darvish

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- All afternoon, Alex Cobb had sick stuff. He never lost control. There he was, tearing through the Texas Rangers lineup, trying to keep in stride with right-hander Yu Darvish, trying to maintain his level one inning after the next, like this was the final stretch of a Triple Crown race between two thoroughbreds in their prime. He pitched with purpose. Goodness...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

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