|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||210.00||15.00||10.00||0.00||3.56||1.24||238.00||89.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Detroit|| 8.0||1||0|| 4.50||0||1||6|
|vs LHB|| 34.2||0||0|| 2.60||0||9||42|
|vs RHB|| 26.0||0||0|| 3.46||0||10||44|
|05/14/2013||Desmond Jennings, CF TB|
Mark Reynolds, 1B CLE
Miguel Cabrera, 3B DET
Dustin Ackley, 2B SEA
|Scott Kazmir, SP CLE|
Craig Gentry, CF TEX
Justin Smoak, 1B SEA
Ian Kinsler, 2B TEX
Yu Darvish, SP TEX
|05/14/2013||Adam Eaton, LF ARI|
Stephen Strasburg, SP WAS
|Yu Darvish, SP TEX|
Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC
|05/14/2013||Travis Hafner, DH NYY|
Yu Darvish, SP TEX
|Wil Myers, RF TB|
Brennan Boesch, RF NYY
Dan Straily, SP OAK
|Last 10 Games|
|Yu Darvish runs up pitch count in win|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish squared off against Justin Verlander in one of the most highly anticipated pitching matchups of the season Thursday, but neither pitcher brought his best stuff. Darvish, however, picked up the win to move to 7-1 by allowing four earned runs in eight innings, striking out six batters and walking one.
Despite having the game in hand late, the Rangers allowed Darvish to throw 130 pitches, the second highest pitch count of any AL pitcher this season and the second time in three starts Darvish has thrown at least 127 pitches. He'll take a 2.97 ERA into a start at home against the A's Tuesday.
|Yu Darvish gets past Astros again |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish was able to beat the Astros for the second time this year Saturday night. Darvish, who came within one out of throwing a perfect game the last time he faced Houston, allowed three runs on three hits over seven innings in an 8-7 win.
The right-hander retired the first seven batters he faced before Matt Dominguez belted a solo home run in the third. Dominguez also touched up Darvish for a two-run shot in the sixth, which was all the offense Houston could muster against the Texas starter.
Darvish, who is 3-0 with 33 Ks in three career starts against the Astros, was pulled after throwing 105 pitches and finished with eight strikeouts and three walks. With 301 career strikeouts, he joined Dwight Gooden (319) as the only pitchers in major league history to reach at least 300 in their first 37 major league starts.
Darvish (5-1) is slated to face the Tigers at home next Thursday. He is 3-0 with a 3.60 ERA in three career starts against Detroit.
|Yu Darvish not concerned with pitch counts|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish's rise to leading the majors in strikeouts has not come without a price. That expense has been a high pitch count as the righty is averaging 107.1 pitches per game through seven starts -- the fifth-highest total in the league -- according to MLB.com.
But Darvish, who has 72 Ks over 45 2/3 innings for an average of 14.1 K/9, said he is not concerned about his high counts and he could throw up to 200 pitches in a game if needed. He has exceeded 110 pitches three times this year with a high of 127.
"I have no plans to change my pitching style; I'm not concerned about my pitch counts," Darvish said Thursday. "I don't look for strikeouts or go for strikeouts. I know my pitching coaches are concerned about my pitch counts because of all the strikeouts. But as long as I have four days to rest, I don't care how many pitches I throw."
|Manager sets Yu Darvish's pitch-count limit at 130|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/6/13) Rangers starter Yu Darvish threw a career-high 127 pitches Sunday against Boston and finished seven innings with 14 strikeouts. After each inning, he'd go up to manager Ron Washington and tell him that he feels good, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Washington said Darvish wouldn't get past Pedro Ciriaco and the right-hander struck him out to end the seventh. On Monday, Washington was asked what Darvish's pitch limit is.
"I really feel that 130 is it," Washington said. "Throughout the game he was telling me he was as strong as a bull."
|Yu Darvish up to 72 strikeouts|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) Rangers starter Yu Darvish continued to rack up the strikeouts in his outing against the Red Sox on Sunday. He allowed three runs on four hits over seven innings of work while striking out 14.
The right-hander surrendered a two-run homer to David Ortiz in the first before David Ross launched a solo shot off him the following frame. He would cruise after that and was done after throwing 127 pitches, 78 for strikes.
Darvish, who walked two, left with the game tied at 3-3 and did not factor into the decision. He has 72 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings pitched on the year.
His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Astros. When Darvish faced Houston on April 2, he took a perfect game into the ninth inning and struck out 14 in the win.
Week 8 Pitching Forecaster
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Rangers rip Verlander as pitching duel fizzles early
Geovany Soto ended Justin Verlander's night with a three-run homer that capped a seven-run third, and Yu Darvish lasted eight innings even though an anticipated pitching duel fizzled in the Texas Rangers' 10-4 victory against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday night.
Yu Darvish runs up pitch count in win
Week 7 Pitching Forecaster
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Yu Darvish gets past Astros again
|Rangers starter Yu Darvish finished 2012 with some solid, but probably disappointing, numbers. A 3.90 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 221 strikeouts in 191 1/3 innings. While his first half (10-5, 3.59 ERA) was better than his second (6-4, 4.36), Darvish upped his strikeout rates in the second half, while slightly lowering his walk rate. His WHIP dipped from 1.36 to 1.18. In fact, his second half stats were inflated by four five-run-plus games in the month and a half after the All-Star Break. In his final eight starts, Darvish had a 2.35 ERA and 0.88 WHIP. This is probably the best stat to draw from his 2012, as it shows he didn't fatigue, he didn't get figured out by opposing teams and he was able to finish strong as Texas was in the playoff hunt. Whatever Darvish figured out at the end, it's likely he'll carry it over to 2013 and improve on his rookie year numbers. He'll probably be off most boards by the early part of middle rounds. (Updated 11/30/12)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/18/13||DET||8:05 pm||Anibal Sanchez|
|5/19/13||DET||8:05 pm||Doug Fister|
|5/20/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Bartolo Colon|
|5/21/13||OAK||8:05 pm||Dan Straily|
|5/22/13||OAK||2:05 pm||Jarrod Parker|
|5/24/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Joe Saunders|
|5/25/13||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Felix Hernandez|
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