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Yu Darvish | Starting Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/16/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yu Darvish pitched seven innings of two-run ball to beat the Yankees on Monday.
Darvish had some trouble with Brett Gardner, who homered twice, and Derek Jeter, who came through with three hits, but he was able to shut down the rest of the lineup, striking out eight in the process. He's 10-6 with a 2.90 ERA this year and 3-1 with a 2.01 ERA in five career starts versus the Yankees. Jul 28 - 11:30 PM

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Yu Darvish allowed two runs in 4 1/3 innings and took the loss on Wednesday against the Yankees in a rain-shortened affair.

Darvish made a couple of mistakes in the third inning, walking in Francisco Cervelli to tie the game at 1-1, then allowing a solo home run to Brett Gardner to make it a 2-1 game. Overall, Darvish allowed four hits, walked none, and struck out five. Darvish now owns a 2.92 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 159/42 K/BB ratio. He'll face the Yankees again in his next start, this time at home on Monday.
Jul 23 - 10:45 PM

Yu Darvish struck out 12 batters while allowing just one run in 6 2/3 innings in Friday's 5-1 win over the Blue Jays.

The only run scored on a solo blast from Colby Rasmus in his final inning of work. Darvish gave up five hits and three walks in the victory. He now has six double-digit strikeout games this season and has fanned 154 batters over 122 frames this season. He'll bring a 2.88 ERA into a matchup against the Yankees next week in New York.
Jul 18 - 10:19 PM

Yu Darvish turned in a rocky start against the Astros on Wednesday, giving up six runs and 10 hits in six innings.

This makes four times in five starts and five times in seven that Darvish has given up at least four runs. He's still striking out plenty of batters, and while the walks have been up, that wasn't a factor tonight. Instead, he was just hit harder than practically any other time in his career. It's the second time in 78 major league starts that he's given up 10 hits and the second time he's given up at least five extra-base hits (he allowed six).
Jul 9 - 11:37 PM

Yu Darvish (head) is expected to be fine to make his scheduled start on Wednesday against the Astros.

Darvish had a ball glance off his head during batting practice Tuesday. "Everything appears to be OK," Rangers executive vice president of communications John Blake said Tuesday. "Re-examined tomorrow. Should start Wednesday." Darvish also offered relief to Rangers fans, tweeting out, "I'm fine."
Jul 8 - 8:20 PM

Yu Darvish yielded four runs over five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Mets.

It looked like a positive development for Darvish owners when his start was pushed back from Thursday to Friday due to the weather, but things didn't exactly work out that way. He gave up a three-spot in the first inning to put himself in an early hole. He struck out six batters and walked a pair before exiting. Darvish has allowed four runs in four out of his last six starts, but also has a pair of gems mixed in there. That's why he remains a must-start each time he takes the mound. He'll bring a 2.63 ERA into a start against the Astros next week.
Jul 5 - 12:50 AM

Yu Darvish has been scratched from Thursday's start against the Orioles and will get the ball on Friday versus the Mets instead.

It's raining in Baltimore, and the Rangers are worried about wasting Darvish during an abbreviated start. Scott Baker will start Thursday instead. Darvish will have an easier matchup now on Friday, but it also means he won't get two starts next week.
Jul 3 - 7:41 PM

Yu Darvish delivered eight shutout innings Saturday in the Rangers' 5-0 blanking of the Twins.

Darvish carved his way easily through Minnesota's lineup, striking out 10 batters and issuing only one walk. The Twins managed just four hits. Darvish is 8-4 with a 2.42 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 128 strikeouts in 104 1/3 innings this season. A date with the Orioles is next.
Jun 28 - 6:49 PM

Yu Darvish was hit hard in a losing effort against the Angels on Sunday, allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits over his six innings of work.

Darvish did manage to punch out nine Angels on the night while walking four. A pair of home runs off the bats of C.J. Cron and Kole Calhoun were responsible for the bulk of the damage against him. It’s the first time that Darvish has allowed four or more earned runs in consecutive starts since the 2012 season. He’ll look to get back on track when he takes on the Twins at home on Saturday.
Jun 22 - 11:05 PM

Yu Darvish was torched once again by the A's, this time to the tune of seven runs -- four earned -- and eight hits in five innings of Tuesday's 10-6 loss.

Darvish struck out eight but had all sorts of problems locating his arsenal, walking five. The Japanese right-hander posted a 1.74 ERA in winning a career-best four straight starts coming into this matchup, but that didn't mean he was confident: Darvish's struggles against Oakland have been well documented. He was 0-7 with a 5.32 ERA in his last eight starts against the Athletics prior to this debacle. Darvish will try to bounce back when he toes the rubber against an improved Twins' offense on Sunday.
Jun 18 - 1:42 AM

Yu Darvish improved to 7-2 in Wednesday's complete game shutout against the Marlins.

Surprisingly enough, it was the first complete game (and, obviously, shutout) of Darvish's career. The right-hander limited the Fish to six hits and three walks while striking out 10. Just another Cy Young-caliber season for Darvish, who has a 2.11 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 101/27 K/BB ratio in 85 1/3 innings. He'll face the Athletics on the road next.
Jun 11 - 11:11 PM

Yu Darvish picked up his sixth victory of the season on Friday, allowing four runs on nine hits over seven innings against the Indians.

Darvish racked up eight strikeouts on the evening while walking three. He now sits at 6-2 on the season with a terrific 2.36 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 91/24 K/BB ratio over his first 76 1/3 innings. He'll look to continue that dominance when he does battle against the Marlins at home on Wednesday.
Jun 6 - 11:45 PM

Yu Darvish was locked in on Sunday afternoon against the Nationals, tossing eight shutout innings while giving up just five hits and two walks and striking out 12 batters in the Rangers' 2-0 win.

Darvish, who was engaged in a pitcher's duel with the Nationals' Tanner Roark, overpowered Washington's lineup and got just enough run support to pick up his fifth win (5-2) of the year. Darvish lowered his ERA to 2.08 and now owns a 83/21 K/BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings. He'll get the Indians at home next time out.
Jun 1 - 6:29 PM

Yu Darvish (neck) is scheduled to start on Sunday.

Darvish told reporters Wednesday that he was on track to pitch Saturday, but the Rangers will get him one additional day of rest. He had to be scratched from his previous turn through the Texas rotation because of neck stiffness. An MRI that was taken came up clean. His outing Sunday will be in Washington, D.C. against the Nationals.
May 29 - 8:57 AM

Yu Darvish (neck) said through an interpreter Wednesday that he's on track to start Saturday.

Darvish had to be scratched from his turn in the Rangers' rotation on Tuesday due to stiffness in his neck, but he underwent an MRI and the results were negative. His outing Saturday would be in Washington, D.C. against the host Nationals. Darvish will be monitored closely over the next few days as he prepares to make that start.
May 28 - 5:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Geovany Soto
2Robinson Chirinos
3Chris Gimenez
1B1J.P. Arencibia
2Prince Fielder
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Kevin Kouzmanoff
LF1Shin-Soo Choo
2Jake Smolinski
3Jim Adduci
CF1Leonys Martin
2Engel Beltre
RF1Alex Rios
2Daniel Robertson
DH1Mitch Moreland
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Yu Darvish
2Derek Holland
3Matt Harrison
4Colby Lewis
5Nick Tepesch
6Nick Martinez
7Miles Mikolas
8Jerome Williams
9Martin Perez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Neftali Feliz
2Shawn Tolleson
3Alexi Ogando
4Neal Cotts
5Tanner Scheppers
6Nate Adcock
7Roman Mendez
8Scott Baker
9Phil Klein
10Pedro Figueroa