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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #11

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Yu Darvish served up a career-high four home runs and gave up five runs over five frames in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Darvish essentially made only one mistake through the first four frames, allowing a two-run homer to Troy Tulowitzki. The wheels came off in the fifth, however, as Kevin Pillar, Ezequiel Carrera and Edwin Encarnacion all ripped solo home runs. Darvish will need the Rangers to climb out of a 0-2 hole if he wants to make another start this postseason. Oct 7 - 5:17 PM

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Yu Darvish was in dominant form in Friday's victory over the Rays, punching out 12 over six innings of one-run baseball.

He allowed just three hits and a walk in the impressive outing. The only blemish on his night was Evan Longoria's RBI double in the sixth inning. Darvish finishes the regular season with a 7-5 record, 3.41 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 132/31 K/BB ratio over 100 1/3 innings. With Darvish and Cole Hamels atop the Rangers' rotation, they look like a team that no one will want to tangle with come playoff time.
Sep 30 - 11:34 PM

Yu Darvish twirled seven shutout innings Saturday in a win over the Athletics.

He finished with nine strikeouts while limiting the A's to two hits and one walk. Darvish was lights out from the opening pitch. At one point he retired 11 batters in a row with four strikeouts during that stretch. The only hits he allowed were singles. It was a nice bounce-back effort for Darvish after getting pounded for seven runs in his last start, which also came against Oakland. Darvish will toe the rubber one more time before the playoffs Friday against Tampa Bay.
Sep 24 - 8:17 PM

Yu Darvish was knocked around for seven runs over five innings in Saturday's loss to the Athletics.

The A's got to Darvish for a pair of homers among his seven hits allowed, and his control also abandoned him, as the right-hander walked four in the outing. On the plus side, he did strike out eight and now has 111 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings. The Rangers are trying to be smart with Darvish, who has a 3.81 ERA in 15 starts since coming back earlier this year from Tommy John surgery, so it's unclear when his next start might come. The most likely scenario is another start against these A's next weekend in Oakland.
Sep 18 - 12:14 AM

Yu Darvish will throw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Darvish was initially scheduled to start on Wednesday, but that outing has been pushed back to Saturday in order to give him a little extra rest. Wednesday's bullpen session is merely intended to keep him fresh.
Sep 14 - 4:56 PM

Yu Darvish's next start will be pushed from Wednesday to Saturday.

It allows Darvish some extra rest as the Rangers steer toward the postseason. The ace right-hander boasts a 3.28 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 103/25 K/BB ratio in 82 1/3 innings this year -- his first year back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Derek Holland will start in Yu's place on Wednesday at the Astros, with Darvish shifting to Saturday at home versus the A's.
Sep 13 - 11:06 PM

Yu Darvish rebounded from a poor outing against Houston to hold the Angels to one run in 6 2/3 innings on Friday.

Darvish fanned nine while allowing three hits and one walk. He didn't end up with the win tonight -- that went to Matt Bush -- but the Rangers moved to 6-1 over his last seven starts.
Sep 10 - 2:06 AM

Yu Darvish will start on Friday against the Angels.

While Darvish is locked and loaded for Friday, the Rangers have yet to set the rest of their weekend rotation in stone. Cole Hamels and Colby Lewis will pitch the final two games of the series in one order or another.
Sep 7 - 7:57 PM

Yu Darvish recorded nine strikeouts while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in Monday's 6-3 win over the Mariners.

Two of the runs charged to Darvish scored after he exited, as Franklin Gutierrez hit a pinch-hit, two-run double off of reliever Jake Diekman in the seventh inning. Still, it was the right-hander's eighth straight quality start, and he continues to pile up strikeouts. Darvish now holds a 3.01 ERA and 90/21 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings this season. He'll take on the Astros on Sunday.
Aug 30 - 12:21 AM

Yu Darvish struggled with his control on Wednesday, which led to five walks and five runs -- three earned -- in six innings of work during a no-decision versus the Reds in a game the Rangers eventually won 6-5.

He gave up just four base hits while striking out five batters. A throwing error by Elvis Andrus led to the two unearned runs. Darvish hit his first career home run to help atone for his sub-par performance on the mound. Darvish has a 2.91 ERA despite tonight's poor outing and will take his next turn on Monday against the Mariners in the first of a two-start week.
Aug 24 - 10:52 PM

Yu Darvish pitched seven-plus innings and allowed two runs in a win over the A's on Wednesday.

Darvish struck out nine. The only two runs off him came on solo homers from Coco Crisp and Jake Smolinski. Darvish was sent back out to begin the eighth, only to be lifted after a leadoff single. What the point was of that is something only Jeff Banister knows.
Aug 17 - 11:57 PM

Yu Darvish surrendered four runs -- two earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Friday in a win over the Tigers.

Darvish allowed one run through six innings before an error opened the door for the Tigers in the seventh. Darvish gave up a homer and a double after the error, and a second homer followed after he was pulled, resulting in a four-run inning for Detroit. Fortunately, the Rangers started the inning with a seven-run cushion, allowing Darvish to pick up the victory. He's 3-3 with a 2.77 ERA.
Aug 13 - 2:11 AM

Yu Darvish twirled seven shutout innings Sunday in the Rangers' extra-innings defeat of the Astros.

Darvish was left with a no-decision because Sam Dyson blew the save in the bottom of the ninth, though Texas did wind up winning in extras. Darvish yielded just five hits -- four singles, one double -- and struck out eight. He did not issue a walk. The 29-year-old ace boasts a 2.78 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and 62/12 K/BB ratio in 45 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 7 - 6:18 PM

Yu Darvish struck out nine over 6 1/3 frames but took a loss Tuesday, allowing three runs versus the Orioles.

All three of the runs came on home runs, as Pedro Alvarez got Darvish twice and Adam Jones got him once. The 94 pitches Darvish threw Tuesday were a season high, as the Rangers have been cautious with him in his first year back from Tommy John surgery and more recently a sore shoulder. He'll take on the Astros in Houston this weekend.
Aug 2 - 10:20 PM

Yu Darvish held the Athletics to two runs on four hits in six innings and settled for a no-decision on Wednesday.

He struck out six batters and didn't issue any free passes. It was only his sixth start of the injury-plagued season, and the third since coming off the disabled list. He has missed a lot of bats, whiffing 45 batters in 32 innings. His ERA sits at 3.09 as he gets ready to face the Orioles on Tuesday in the first of two starts next week.
Jul 27 - 11:56 PM