In last night's 10-4 victory over the Tigers, Rangers starter Yu Darvish threw 130 pitches. In his previous start, Darvish threw 105 pitches. Six days before that, in a start against the Red Sox, he threw 127 pitches. Should we be freaking out about how many pitches Darvish is throwing? Read more...
This is a headline in 2013: Darvish hits 130-pitch mark in win Who knows what headline we'll see in 2026 that won't seem weird at the time, but would seem really, really weird to us today? "Mets use six different pitchers in same game." Maybe that'll be a big deal in the future. Show More Summary
On Thursday night, Yu Darvish beat the Detroit Tigers and went 130 pitches. It wasn't his best performance this year or even this month, but it may end up the most scrutinized. As Darvish's pitch count climbed, everyone—including announcer Matt Vasgersian and analyst Tom Verducci—commented on pitch counts. Show More Summary
As baseball fans get set for a fantastic pitching battle on Thursday evening between two of the top pitchers in baseball, Yu Darvish and Justin Verlander, it's worth taking a minute to reflect on the success that Darvish as been since his arrival last year from Japan. Show More Summary
Though we've yet to see our first no-hitter of the season, there have already been a number of truly dominant pitching performances. From Yu Darvish nearly throwing a perfect game in his first start of the season, to Anibal Sanchez striking out 17 against the Braves, pitching has reigned supreme in the early stages of 2013. Show More Summary
Last week we showed you a mesmerizing aniamted GIF that shows the trajectory of each pitch that Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish throws. To create it, some guy out there on the internet named Drew Shepard superimposed five separate clips of Darvish pitching over each other and then lined up the release point. The results were so awesome that [...]
If Yu Darvish were to pitch to Babe Ruth, who do you think would win that battle? Babe Ruth has always been thought of as one of the best hitters to ever play the game of baseball, but in his lifetime he never had to deal with a pitcher that had an arsenal like Darvish’s. So [...]
If they had (as we were deathly afraid they might), we'd all deprived of this incredible image of Yu Darvish created by Lone Star Ball super-commenter Drew Sheppard. (H/T Dan McLaughlin, Dave Cameron.)
Yu Darvish of the Texas Rangers is nasty on the mound. He has four wins, leads Major League Baseball in strikeouts and nearly threw a perfect game already this season. That's what having five great pitches can do for you. Check out his...Show More Summary
Just how hard is it to get a hit off of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish? Let this GIF explain.
A Yu Darvish GIF is doing the rounds on the Internet, showing the Rangers wizard at his best. You can view it below (in video form; I’m afraid WordPress hasn’t taken kindly to a 5MB GIF). This is the work of graphic artist Drew Sheppard, otherwise known as Lone Star Ball community member DShep. Drew [...]Show More Summary
Yu Darvish 's excellence is now available in GIF form, and you will be captivated by the results. Yahoo! Sports spotted what has to be the most striking display of pitching prowess ever encapsulated in the restrictive amount of frames per second a GIF allows. Show More Summary
Each MLB season, a handful of players take a major step forward and join the ranks of the game's elite, and in the starting rotation that sort of emergence can play a major role in the team's present and future success. Rangers right-hander...Show More Summary
Yu Darvish is off to a scorching start in just his second season in the Majors, as he has allowed just six earned runs against over the course of his first five starts, compiling a 4-1 record, 1.65 ERA (3rd in AL), 0.80 WHIP (2nd in AL) and 49 strikeouts (1st in AL). His solid [...]
Someone on Reddit made this next-level GIF that shows you what all five of Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish's primary pitches look like at once. Not sure what's more impressive, the revolutionary GIFs-manship, or the diverse movements of these pitches: Please follow Sports Page on Twitter and Facebook. Join the conversation about this story »
Darvish, so far, has looked like a strong Cy Young contender.
Two takeaways: Yu Darvish is really good (notice that his release point is the same on every pitch), and hitting a baseball is really hard. Read more...
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Who's the hottest pitcher in the majors? There's Yu Darvish, the Texas Rangers right-hander who nearly threw a perfect game his first time out. Or maybe it's Atlanta Braves lefty Paul Maholm, who is 3-0 and has thrown 20.1 scoreless innings. Show More Summary