Darvish (hip) was placed on the 10-day injured list Thursday. Darvish pitched Tuesday against the Dodgers and allowed two runs on five hits and four walks across four innings. Manager Jayce Tingler announced that outing was Darvish's final start of the season, though that is now official as Darvish hits the injured list. He concludes his season with a 4.22 ERA, 1.09 WHIP, and 199:44 K:BB across 166.1 innings.
Darvish (8-11) took the loss during Thursday's 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Dodgers, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks with six strikeouts in four innings. Before the game, manager Jayce Tingler announced Tuesday's start would be Darvish's final of 2021 and it ended up being a dud. Despite a reasonable two runs surrendered, the 35-year-old dealt with heavy traffic on the bases in each of the first three innings and escaped bases-loaded jams in the second and third with minimal damage. Darvish concludes his first campaign in San Diego with an 8-11 record in 30 starts, 166.1 innings, a 4.22 ERA, a 1.09 WHIP and a 199:44 K:BB in a largely disappointing season.
Manager Jayce Tingler said Darvish's start against the Dodgers on Tuesday is likely to be his final outing of the season, AJ Cassavell of MLB.com reports. Darvish lines up to start the final game of the season on regular rest Sunday at San Francisco, but it appears the Padres will give him some extra rest to finish the season since they're already eliminated from the playoffs. Darvish has a 6.48 ERA across 25 frames in September, and he'll close out 2021 with a tough matchup against the Dodgers.
Darvish allowed four runs on three hits and three hits over 5.1 innings Thursday against San Francisco. He had seven strikeouts and did not factor in the decision. Darvish was staked to a 4-0 lead in the first inning but couldn't make it stick. He gave up a two-run homer to Mike Yastrzemski in the second inning and was charged with two more runs when Tim Hill served up a three-run homer to Austin Slater in the sixth immediately after relieving Darvish. Darvish has alternated two good starts with three poor ones during his five September appearances, putting up a 6.48 ERA across 25 innings in that stretch.
Darvish fired seven scoreless innings on three hits and one walk while striking out nine in the loss to the Cardinals on Saturday. He did not factor into the decision. Despite Darvish firing seven shutout innings, the Padres couldn't come up with the win. He surrendered just one extra-base hit, which was a Matt Carpenter double. It was a great bounce-back performance off of his last start, where he gave up eight runs over four innings. The 34-year-old has a 4.13 ERA and 1.06 WHIP with a 10.7 K/9 over 157 innings this season.