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Yu Darvish's quote of the day: 'I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner'

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

Yu Darvish (foreground) knows whom to blame for the success of Brett Gardner (background). (USATSI)
Yu Darvish (foreground) knows whom to blame for the success of Brett Gardner (background). (USATSI)

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On Monday night, Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner hit a pair of solo homers off Rangers ace Yu Darvish (TEX 4, NYY 2). Gardner's efforts raised his career slash line against Darvish to .455/.500/1.545 (!). That's ownership, albeit across a miniscule sample of 12 plate appearances.

Regarding Gardner's short-run success against the otherwise excellent right-hander, here's what Darvish had to say:

Reasonable, provided you're a "nature over nurture" sort.

File under: The Immaculate Conception of Brett Gardner.

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