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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / TEX
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Yu Darvish allowed one unearned run over 5 1/3 innings in Tuesday’s no-decision versus the Phillies.
Darvish cruised through the first five frames but ran into trouble in the sixth. An error by Cody Bellinger to start off the inning didn’t help, and the Phillies were able to cash in that run with three straight one-out singles off Darvish to KO to right-hander. He threw 97 pitches over his 5 1/3 frames. Darvish gets the Giants this weekend. Sep 19 - 11:47 PM

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Yu Darvish blanked the Giants for seven innings, allowing just three hits, as the Dodgers won 4-1 on Wednesday.

Finally. More than their losing streak, the Dodgers' biggest concern of late had to be Darvish's struggles since coming off the disabled list. This is just the second really good start he's had for the team, the other coming against the Mets in his Dodgers debut on Aug. 4. He struck out five and walked none tonight.
Sep 14 - 2:46 AM

Yu Darvish struggled again Friday, giving up five runs in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rockies.

The Dodgers might not need Darvish fixed until the playoffs start, but it'd sure be nice for his fantasy owners if he could figure this out earlier. He's allowed 13 earned runs in 12 1/3 innings since coming off the disabled list late last month. The one bit of a good news from tonight is that he did get the six strikeouts he needed for 1,000. He's the quickest to reach that milestone, doing so in 128 starts.
Sep 9 - 2:16 AM

Yu Darvish lasted just three-plus innings and gave up five runs and eight hits Saturday against the Padres.

That was some flat-out lousy pitching from Darvish. His stuff is only a little off, but his command was terrible tonight, making one wonder if his back remains a problem. He's under no pressure to get it turned around right away, but the Dodgers have to hope to see some encouraging signs before it's time to set the postseason rotation.
Sep 3 - 1:59 AM

Yu Darvish surrendered three runs on six hits over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Darvish missed his last turn through the rotation due to a tight back. He struggled to consistently find the strike zone in his return to action on Sunday, walking three while throwing just 62-of-95 pitches for strikes. He will look for a little tighter of a performance when he takes on the Padres in a road start next time out. Darvish owns a 3.13 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in four starts with the Dodgers since being traded over from the Rangers at the end of July.
Aug 27 - 7:45 PM

Dodgers activated RHP Yu Darvish from the 10-day disabled list.

Darvish will rejoin the Dodgers' rotation on Sunday versus the Brewers after missing a turn with a tight back. He has posted a 2.50 ERA and 22/4 K/BB ratio over 18 innings since arriving in the National League.
Aug 27 - 1:53 PM

Yu Darvish (back) threw a bullpen session on Wednesday.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts passes along that Darvish's bullpen went off without a hitch. Barring a setback over the next few days, he will start against the Brewers on Sunday. If that is the case, he will have missed just one outing due to his current bout of back tightness.
Aug 23 - 5:30 PM

Yu Darvish (back) got through a bullpen session without incident Monday and is tentatively scheduled to start for the Dodgers on Sunday.

First, he'll throw once more on Thursday. If Darvish makes it back Sunday as planned, he'll have missed just one start.
Aug 21 - 3:57 PM

Dodgers placed RHP Yu Darvish on the 10-day disabled list with back tightness.

The Dodgers aren't overly concerned with the issue, and Darvish is only expected to miss one start. He's slated to return to the rotation next Sunday against the Brewers.
Aug 19 - 2:43 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Saturday that the club may skip Yu Darvish's next start as the right-hander is still experiencing tightness in his back.

Darvish was lifted from Wednesday's start as a precaution due to the back tightness, but it looks as though it's more serious than they initially thought. The club will take every possible precaution here, so look for Brock Stewart to possibly start in his place against the Pirates in Pittsburgh.
Aug 19 - 2:24 PM

The Dodgers said after Wednesday's game that Yu Darvish left as a precaution because of back tightness.

Darvish had thrown 90 pitches while giving up three runs (all on solo homers) in six innings, so there's no guarantee that he was going to get through the seventh anyway. The hope is that this will cause no further issue.
Aug 17 - 1:42 AM

Yu Darvish struck out 10 while allowing two runs on five hits over five innings in Thursday's 8-6 win over the Diamondbacks.

Darvish needed 106 pitches to make it through five innings, but despite the lack of efficiency, his stuff was electric while he was on the mound. The trade-deadline acquisition has punched out 10 in each of his first two starts as a Dodger. He has allowed just two runs in the space of 12 frames since joining the team. A home start against the White Sox shows next on the ace's schedule.
Aug 11 - 1:25 AM

Yu Darvish was fantastic in his Dodgers debut Friday, tossing seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts in a 6-0 victory over the Mets.

If Darvish was tipping his pitches, the Mets didn’t pick up on it. The newly-acquired right-hander gave up three hits (all of them singles) while walking just one batter. He struck out the side in his final frame. It was a heck of a debut, and an encouraging bounceback performance after he gave up a career-high 10 runs last time out. This was his first win since way back on June 12. It appears that Darvish and the National League are going to get along just fine.
Aug 4 - 10:47 PM

Yu Darvish will make his Dodgers' debut Friday against the Mets.

He'll throw a bullpen session on Wednesday before toeing the rubber for Friday night's series opener at Citi Field. Darvish has struggled to an uncharacteristically sluggish 5.81 ERA during his eight-start winless streak but should benefit from a change of scenery.
Aug 1 - 9:55 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Yu Darvish from the Rangers for INF Willie Calhoun, RHP A.J. Alexy, and INF Brendon Davis.

The Dodgers snuck the move in just before the deadline came, landing another high-upside arm to pair with Clayton Kershaw, Alex Wood and Rich Hill come playoff time (assuming Kershaw returns from his back injury with no issues). An impending free agent, Darvish holds a 4.01 ERA and 148/45 K/BB ratio over 137 innings this season.
Jul 31 - 6:01 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
3Charlie Culberson
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4O'Koyea Dickson
5Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Joc Pederson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Brock Stewart
9Scott Kazmir
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Tony Watson
4Brandon Morrow
5Luis Avilan
6Grant Dayton
7Tony Cingrani
8Ross Stripling
9Josh Fields
10Edward Paredes
11Josh Ravin
12Walker Buehler
13Adam Liberatore
14Yimi Garcia