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|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||16.00||8.00||0.00||3.04||1.17||268.00||84.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Tampa Bay|| 5.0||1||0|| 3.60||0||6||4|
|vs LHB|| 124.1||0||0|| 3.40||0||49||151|
|vs RHB|| 85.1||0||0|| 2.00||0||31||126|
|03/16/2014||Starling Marte, LF PIT|
Shelby Miller, SP STL
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
|03/16/2014||Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Yadier Molina, C STL
Jim Henderson, RP MIL
Justin Upton, LF ATL
|Jose Fernandez, SP MIA|
Kenley Jansen, RP LAD
Brian McCann, C NYY
|03/16/2014||Nick Castellanos, 3B DET||Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Alex Rios, RF TEX
|Last 10 Games|
|Yu Darvish can't make it past fifth inning vs. White Sox |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(6:58 pm ET) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish couldn't make it past the fifth inning Sunday against the White Sox in Cactus League action.
Darvish surrendered two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three over 4 2/3 innings pitched. He has allowed six runs over his first 14 2/3 innings pitched this spring.
|Yu Darvish surrenders two runs in five innings Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/10/14) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish allowed two earned runs on five hits in five innings while striking out one in his team's 8-2 win over the Reds Monday.
Darvish had allowed two runs in five innings this spring entering Monday's game and matched those totals while moving to 2-0. He has managed just one strikeout over eight innings in his last two starts.
|Yu Darvish surrenders two runs vs. Angels |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(3/4/14) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish allowed two earned runs on three hits and one walk in three innings and gave up one home run in his team's 7-4 loss to the Angels Tuesday.
"I think it was good overall because I was able to try a few things," Darvish told MLB.com through a translator. "In the home run situation, [catcher Robinson] Chirinos wanted a fastball, and I also wanted a fastball. I threw a four-seam fastball just to see if I could get a pop-up. But it was a huge pop-up."
Darvish struck out four in two scoreless innings in his spring debut but didn't manage a single strikeout in three frames Tuesday.
|Yu Darvish opens spring with strong showing |
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(2/27/14) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish had little trouble shaking off the rust in his spring debut against the Royals Thursday.
Darvish pitched just two innings in his first start, but looked to be in midseason form, throwing 23 of 29 pitches for strikes. He struck out four of eight batters faced while allowing two hits in his scoreless outing, as the Rangers went on to win, 11-7.
Darvish took a big step forward in his second major-league season, and will be the team's opening day starter coming off a 2.83 ERA and second-place finish in Cy Young voting.
|Yu Darvish named opening day starter |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(2/25/14) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish has been named the team's opening day starter, according to MLB.com.
Manager Ron Washington delivered the news to Darvish Tuesday, but initially declared that would be the case at the team's FanFest during the offseason. Darvish will take on the Phillies March 31.
Darvish posted a 2.83 ERA in 209 2/3 innings.
|Though Yu Darvish's control problems weren't entirely resolved in 2013, the strides he made late in his rookie season mostly carried over to his sophomore season, helping him become one of the premier pitchers in baseball with a second-place finish in AL Cy Young voting. It was evident from his first start, when he came within one out of a perfect game at Houston and manifested itself time and time again with his 12 double-digit strikeout performances, including an incredible five during a seven-start stretch early in the second half. Really, it's strikeouts that set Darvish apart from other aces. He averaged nearly two more per nine innings than any other starting pitcher in 2013. The majors haven't seen a 300-strikeout season since Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling both did it in 2002, but Darvish's 277 last year were the closest anyone has come since (excluding Johnson himself, who had 290 in 2004). And considering he pitched only 209 2/3 innings, a modest total for a top-of-the-rotation starter, you have to think Darvish has a shot at that threshold in the years ahead. His control lapses make him not as consistent from start to start as other aces, but the final numbers are so impressive that he'll be one of the first three starting pitchers drafted in Fantasy, perhaps as early as Round 2.
(Updated 1/7/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|3/17/14||@ KC||9:05 pm|| |
|3/18/14||@ MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|3/18/14||CHC||10:05 pm|| |
|3/20/14||@ CIN||4:05 pm|| |
|3/21/14||MIL||4:05 pm|| |
|3/22/14||@ KC||4:05 pm|| |
|3/23/14||SD||4:05 pm|| |
= probable start