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11 Yu Darvish SP

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May 12, 2021 06:44 PM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Labors through four innings
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Darvish allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk with one strikeout in a no-decision versus Colorado on Wednesday.

Darvish needed 76 pitches (48 strikes) to get through four innings before Emilio Pagan relieved him to start the fifth. It was the shortest of Darvish's eight starts this season. The 34-year-old has allowed two or fewer runs in his last seven outings, pitching to a 2.08 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 59:13 K:BB across 47.2 innings overall. He lines up for a rematch with Colorado next week.

May 10, 2021 05:52 PM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Starting Wednesday
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Darvish will start Game 1 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Darvish was initially expected to start Tuesday's contest, but he'll now start the first game of a twin bill after Monday's series opener was postponed. Dinelson Lamet will take the mound for Tuesday's matchup against Colorado.

May 6, 2021 01:24 AM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Fans eight in no-decision
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Darvish allowed two runs on six hits and a walk while fanning eight across 5.2 innings Wednesday against the Pirates. He didn't factor into the decision.

Darvish ended just one out away from posting what would've been his sixth straight quality start, and the right-hander continues to pitch at a stellar level in 2021 -- he has given up just 11 runs across 43.2 innings while posting a 57:12 K:BB thus far. Darvish will try to extend this sizzling run next week, as he's slated to take the ball next week against Colorado on the road.

May 1, 2021 03:52 AM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Masterful in 12-strikeout outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Darvish (3-1) earned the win over San Francisco on Friday, pitching 6.1 innings and allowing one run on four hits and three walks while striking out 12.

The right-hander was on his game against a surprising Giants squad, giving up only one run on a first-inning homer. Darvish set a season high with 12 strikeouts in the victory and induced 16 swings-and-misses. Since a rough outing in the season opener against Arizona, Darvish has hurled five straight quality starts, posting a 1.35 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 43:10 K:BB over 33.1 innings during that stretch. He is projected to next take the mound Wednesday at home against Pittsburgh.

April 24, 2021 06:44 PM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Picks up win No. 2
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Darvish (2-1) allowed one run on four hits and three walks while striking out nine batters over seven innings as he picked up the win against the Dodgers on Friday.

The Dodgers got to Darvish early, as Mookie Betts led off the bottom half of the first with a double before eventually coming around to score on an RBI single to right center by Max Muncy. The 34-year-old Darvish settled in thereafter and kept the Dodgers off the scoreboard but did appear to have some control issues, as he issued five free passes (three walks and two hit batters). Regardless, Darvish allowed exactly one earned run for the fourth consecutive outing and has found a nice groove after getting roughed up by the Diamondbacks in the season opener. He'll take a 2.27 ERA and 37:8 K:BB into his next scheduled start against the Giants on Friday.

April 18, 2021 03:32 PM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Records quality start in loss
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Darvish (1-1) allowed one earned run on one hit and walked two while striking out nine over seven innings of work in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

The righty was phenomenal as he threw 68 of his 98 pitches for strikes. His sole mistake came on walking opposing pitcher Clayton Kershaw with the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Darvish hasn't skipped a beat since being traded to San Diego, holding a 2.55 ERA on the year. His next chance to take the rubber will be next week against the Dodgers again.

April 13, 2021 11:56 AM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Fans six in win
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Darvish (1-0) allowed one run on three hits and a walk over seven innings Monday, striking out six and picking up a win over the Pirates.

Darvish earned his first win as a Padre by taking care of the Pirates with relative ease Monday. He tossed 63 of 95 pitches for strikes and retired 13 of the final 14 batters he faced. The lone run he yielded came from a Phillip Evans double in the third inning. The 34-year-old will face his toughest test of the season at home against the Dodgers on Saturday.

April 7, 2021 03:12 PM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Bounces back with solid performance
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Darvish allowed one run on three hits and a walk while striking out seven across six innings Tuesday against the Giants. He did not factor into the decision.

Darvish bounced back from a rough Opening Day outing by firing six strong innings. His only blemish on the evening was surrendering a solo home run to Brandon Crawford in the third, as he otherwise held the Giants to a couple of singles. The Padres unfortunately weren't able to give him much run support, so he was unable to qualify for the win. However, he should have a good chance for another dominant performance in the series opener against the Pirates on Monday.

April 2, 2021 11:52 AM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Burned by long ball
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Darvish allowed four earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out six across 4.2 innings Thursday against the Diamondbacks. He did not factor into the decision.

Darvish allowed three singles and an earned run in the first inning, but he went on to hold the Diamondbacks scoreless for the next four frames. However, his outing was derailed in his final inning of work when he allowed a solo homer and a two-run shot. Darvish also induced only nine swinging strikes on 93 total pitches. We can likely just chalk this up to an Opening Day hiccup, and Darvish will look to bounce back in his second start of the campaign Tuesday against the Giants.

March 25, 2021 06:52 PM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Named Opening Day starter
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Darvish has been named the Opening Day starter for the Padres, AJ Cassavell of reports.

Darvish finished second in NL Cy Young voting with the Cubs in 2020 and had a strong spring showing. He tossed five scoreless innings while striking out seven in two Cactus League starts and will take the mound for the Padres against Arizona on April 1 as a result.

March 15, 2021 12:12 AM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Dominant in second spring outing
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Darvish hurled three scoreless and hitless innings Sunday in a Cactus League contest versus Cincinnati. He struck out three batters.

The only baserunner Darvish allowed in the sharp appearance came on a hit batsman in the third inning. The veteran right-hander is making a strong case for Opening Day pitching honors -- he has held opponents scoreless while striking out seven across five innings through two spring starts.

March 8, 2021 01:48 AM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Sharp in first spring start
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Darvish tossed two scoreless innings against Kansas City in a Cactus League contest Sunday, allowing one hit and no walks while striking out four.

Darvish made quite a first impression in his first outing as a Padre, working around a single to strike out the side in the first inning. He then retired the first two batters he faced in the second before finishing his appearance with another strikeout. San Diego has yet to name its Opening Day starter, but Darvish figures to be the early favorite for the honor given his dominant campaign in 2020.

March 4, 2021 04:36 PM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Spring debut coming Sunday
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Darvish is slated to make his Padres debut in Sunday's Cactus League game against the Royals, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The Padres deliberately kept Darvish off their pitching schedule early in the Cactus League slate, with the reigning NL Cy Young runner-up limited to facing hitters in live batting practice and simulated games. Darvish still remains on track to handle a normal starter's workload by the start of the regular season, though manager Jayce Tingler has yet to say whether the 34-year-old would receiving the Opening Day nod April 1 versus the Diamondbacks. Coming off an abbreviated 2020 campaign with the Cubs in which he posted a 2.01 ERA and 0.96 WHIP to go with 93 strikeouts in 76 innings, Darvish looks like a safe top-10 pitching selection in fantasy drafts.

December 29, 2020 07:00 AM
Padres' Yu Darvish: Traded to Padres
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Darvish has been traded to the Padres along with Victor Caratini in exchange for Zach Davies, Reginald Preciado, Owen Caissie, Yeison Santana and Ismael Mena, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Darvish is coming off a very strong season in which he went 8-3 while posting a 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 93:14 K:BB across 76 innings for the Cubs. He now heads west to join a Padres team that continues to focus on bolstering its starting pitching staff. The right-hander will settle in alongside Blake Snell, who was acquired from the Rays on Sunday, atop the Padres rotation.

October 3, 2020 11:00 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Gives up two runs Friday
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Darvish allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while striking out six over 6.2 innings as he was charged with the loss Friday in Game 2 of the NL Wild Card Series against the Marlins.

Darvish began Friday's contest with six scoreless innings, but he was unable to get any run support from the Cubs' offense. As a result, the two runs that Darvish allowed in the seventh inning proved to be the difference as the Marlins completed the sweep to advance to the NLDS. The right-hander made a strong case for the NL Cy Young Award during the abbreviated regular season as he posted a career-best 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 93:14 K:BB over 76 innings across 12 starts.

October 3, 2020 12:44 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Game 2 start postponed
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Darvish won't start Game 2 of the Wild Card Series against the Marlins as scheduled, as the game has been postponed due to rain, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Darvish will presumably get the nod Friday for what was originally scheduled to be Game 3. The Cubs need a win to stay alive, and turning to a pitcher who recorded a 2.01 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 12 starts this season should certainly help.

September 26, 2020 12:32 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Cruises to eighth victory
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Darvish (8-3) tossed seven scoreless innings to pick up the win Friday against the White Sox. He allowed just three hits and a walk, while striking out five.

Making his final start of the 2020 regular season, Darvish left a good taste in the mouths of Cy Young voters, and he received plenty of run support in the 10-0 rout. The 34-year-old righty finishes the year with a 2.01 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 93 strikeouts across 76 innings. While it was an abbreviated campaign, it was the best he's looked since coming to Chicago in 2018. Darvish will now turn his attention to the playoffs, and he'll start one of the first two games of the first round, with Kyle Hendricks getting another rotation spot and then possibly Jon Lester in a potential Game 3.

September 21, 2020 09:04 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Allows four runs in loss
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Darvish (7-3) allowed four earned runs on nine hits across six innings to take the loss Sunday against the Twins. He struck out nine and walked one.

Darvish had allowed only two runs when he came out for the seventh inning, but he quickly gave up a double followed by a two-run home run to Max Kepler to get chased from the game. The righty hasn't been sharp lately, as he's now allowed nine hits in each of his last two outings. Darvish is still squarely in the Cy Young race, though his recent performance could be hurting his chances in a crowded field. He'll take a 2.22 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 88:13 K:BB across 69 innings into his final start of the regular season, which is scheduled for Friday against the White Sox.

September 16, 2020 08:04 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Throws seven innings
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Darvish allowed three earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out seven across seven innings Tuesday against Cleveland. He did not factor into the decision.

Darvish surrendered a season-worst nine hits but still managed to last seven frames and turn in a quality start. He also maintained his control -- 77 of his 100 total pitches went for strikes -- so it appears he was just missing some feel for his pitches. For the season, Darvish still has a stellar 2.00 ERA with a 0.94 WHIP while maintaining a 79:12 K:BB across 63 innings. He currently lines up to take his next turn through the rotation Sunday against Minnesota.

September 9, 2020 11:20 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Pitches well but takes loss
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Darvish (7-2) allowed three earned runs across six innings to take the loss Wednesday against the Reds. He gave up two hits and three walks, while striking out nine.

Darvish was good but starting pitcher counterpart Trevor Bauer was better, as the latter combined with two relievers to shut out the Cubs. This was the first time in his last eight starts that Darvish has allowed more than a single earned run, and the Japanese righty still has a sparkling 1.77 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 72:11 K:BB through 56 innings this season. Those numbers put Darvish squarely in the National League Cy Young race, and he'll look to keep up the strong work in his next outing, which is scheduled for Tuesday against Cleveland.

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