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11 Yu Darvish SP

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August 6, 2020 02:04 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Improves to 2-1
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Darvish (2-1) allowed one run on five hits and one walk while striking out four over seven innings in a win over the Royals on Wednesday.

Darvish made his layup in Kansas City, as he did last week at home against Pittsburgh. He does not have a big strikeout game yet this season, but Darvish has issued only two walks in 17 innings which is a very encouraging sign. The right-hander tightened up his control down the stretch last year and was one of the best pitchers in the game after an ugly first half of 2019. Darvish lines up for a road start in Cleveland in the first of two starts next week.

August 1, 2020 03:00 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Earns first win of season
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Darvish (1-1) earned the win in Friday's contest against the Pirates. He tossed six scoreless innings, giving up two hits and one walk while fanning seven.

Darvish was coming off a less-than-stellar season debut against the Brewers, but he bounced back admirably in this one. Darvish will attempt to build off this performance ahead of his next start, scheduled for Aug. 5 at Kansas City.

July 31, 2020 03:24 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Start pushed to Friday
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Darvish will start Friday's game against the Pirates after his scheduled start against the Reds was postponed due to rain Thursday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Darvish was set to face off against Luis Castillo on Thursday evening, but with rain in the forecast in Cincinnati, the right-hander will instead pitch in Chicago against the Pirates on Friday. Darvish will look to bounce back from a less-than-stellar season debut in which he allowed three runs in just four innings of work against Milwaukee.

July 25, 2020 08:56 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Takes loss in season debut
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Darvish (0-1) took the loss Saturday against the Brewers, allowing three earned runs on six hits across four innings. He struck out five and did not issue any walks.

Darvish only threw 73 pitches in the outing, but manager David Ross elected to take it easy on the righty in his first start of the season. It was an uneven performance for Darvish, who struggled early in 2019 before posting a 3.58 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over his final 24 starts. He should be able to increase his pitch count and go deeper into the game his next time out, which is slated for Thursday on the road against the Reds.

July 16, 2020 01:52 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Starting second game
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Darvish will start Chicago's second game of the season against the Brewers, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Darvish will follow Kyle Hendricks in the rotation. The right-hander posted a 3.58 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 192:29 K:BB over his final 24 starts (146 innings) in 2019 and will look to carry that form into the abbreviated 2020 season.

July 14, 2020 08:36 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Allows two runs in scrimmage
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Darvish allowed two runs across 3.2 innings in Tuesday's intrasquad game, Jordan Bastian of reports. He gave up two hits and two walks, to go along with three strikeouts.

Probably the most important thing here is that Darvish threw 60 pitches, so he seems to be ramping up well toward the start of the regular season. There are 10 days until Opening Day for the Cubs, so throwing Tuesday puts Darvish in line for that assignment, though Kyle Hendricks also pitched in Tuesday's scrimmage and could get the nod for the opener. Manager David Ross has yet to make a formal announcement on that front, but it's expected that Darvish and Hendricks will lead the rotation in some order with Jon Lester slotted in third.

July 5, 2020 12:16 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Pitches in intrasquad game
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Darvish tossed two scoreless innings during an intrasquad game Saturday, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Darvish matched up with Kyle Hendricks, who is competing with the Japanese righty to start Opening Day. Darvish is more likely to get that nod, and it was good to see him pitch multiple innings in a scrimmage with no issue. He'll continue to participate in summer camp at Wrigley Field until the abbreviated 2020 season starts later this month.

July 1, 2020 08:20 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Likely Opening Day starter
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Darvish is the likely Opening Day starter, but Chicago manager David Ross is also considering Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Realistically, the competition is between Darvish and Hendricks, with Lester's name in the mix out of respect to the veteran's track record. Darvish started to look like an ace down the stretch last year, and with the amount the Cubs are paying the Japanese righty, they have every incentive to make him their No. 1 starter for the abbreviated 2020 season.

March 12, 2020 02:52 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Competing to start Opening Day
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Darvish is competing with Kyle Hendricks to start Chicago's regular-season opener against the Brewers, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Chicago manager David Ross is not ready to commit to an Opening Day starter this early in spring training. Darvish will be making his first Cactus League start Wednesday against the Padres after battling an illness early in camp. The 33-year-old posted a 3.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and accumulated 229 strikeouts across 178.2 innings (31 starts) for the Cubs in 2019.

March 10, 2020 12:40 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Set to start Wednesday
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Darvish (illness) will start Wednesday against the Padres, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Darvish has made just one appearance this spring, as his scheduled start Thursday against the Rangers was canceled due to the flu. He pitched in a simulated game the next day, however, and is set for Cactus League action Wednesday, so he should still be fine for the start of the regular season.

March 5, 2020 06:32 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Scheduled for three innings Friday
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Darvish (illness) is expected to pitch three innings Friday, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Darvish was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday against the Rangers due to flu-like symptoms, though he's apparently already feeling better. It's not yet clear whether Darvish will pitch in a Cactus League game or throw a simulated game.

March 5, 2020 11:52 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Comes down with flu
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Darvish was scratched ahead of his scheduled start Thursday against the Rangers due to flu-like symptoms, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

The Cubs also scratched second baseman Jason Kipnis due to a case of the flu, so a bug may be passing around the clubhouse. Though Darvish will miss out on a spring start against one of his former teams, the illness isn't expected to keep him out of camp for more than a few days.

February 25, 2020 10:32 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Could start Opening Day
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Darvish, who is slated to make his spring training debut Saturday, is a likely candidate to start Opening Day, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

After Darvish pitches in a Cactus League game Saturday, he'll line up well for the March 26 opener in Milwaukee. The Japanese righty struggled early in 2019 but finished the season with a flourish, and he could be ready to truly serve as the ace the Cubs thought they were getting when they doled out $126 million a few years ago, assuming he stays healthy.

February 17, 2020 01:12 AM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Feels healthy to begin spring
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Darvish said he feels healthier this spring compared to last year, when he was dealing with a triceps issue, Jordan Bastian of reports.

Darvish's 2019 stats support his claim that he wasn't fully healthy to begin the season, as he had an ERA above 5.00 in each of the first two months of the campaign. The Japanese righty looked a little bit better in June but really took off in July with a 2.93 ERA across 30.2 innings. Darvish finished the year with an overall 3.98 ERA and 229 strikeouts across 178.2 innings.

October 31, 2019 04:32 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Won't opt out of contract
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Darvish will not opt out of his contract and will remain with the Cubs in 2020, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The 33-year-old posted a 0.81 WHIP with a 118:7 K:BB in 81.2 innings pitched over the second half of last season, but won't test free agency in the offseason. If Darvish can continue to limit the number of walks allowed, he could be a big difference maker again in the Cubs' 2020 rotation.

September 26, 2019 05:20 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Done for season
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Darvish will not make another start this season, Jordan Bastian of reports.

The Cubs will shut down both Darvish and Kyle Hendricks with no chance left at making the playoffs. Darvish finished his sophomore season with the Cubs 6-8 with a 3.98 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 229 strikeouts in 178.2 innings (31 starts). Alec Mills is starting in his place Friday against the Cardinals.

September 23, 2019 05:08 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Whiffs 12 in tough-luck loss
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Darvish (6-8) allowed three runs on seven hits over 8.1 innings Sunday, striking out 12 and taking the loss against the Cardinals.

Darvish entered the ninth inning holding a 2-1 lead but quickly allowed two runs and was hit with a tough loss while the Cubs have almost vanished in the wild-card race. On the bright side, he owns an insane 124:7 K:BB over his last 14 starts. The 33-year-old will carry a 3.98 ERA into Saturday's rematch in St. Louis.

September 18, 2019 12:52 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Strikes out 13 but takes loss
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Darvish (6-7) allowed four runs over seven innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Reds. He gave up six hits and a walk while striking out 13.

Darvish perhaps deserved a better fate on a night in which he had dominant stuff, but he allowed three runs in the first inning and then was outdueled by Cincinnati starter Sonny Gray, who combined with two relievers to hold the Cubs to two runs. Darvish has now struck out 27 batters across 13 innings in his last two starts. He'll look to keep mowing batters down in a pivotal matchup Sunday against the division-leading Cardinals.

September 12, 2019 09:32 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Strikes out 14
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Darvish (6-6) allowed two hits and two walks while striking out 14 across six scoreless innings to earn the win Thursday against the Padres.

Darvish showed off electric stuff in six shutout frames, generating 23 called strikes and 19 swinging strikes to stymie the Padres bats. He allowed only one extra-base hit -- a triple to lead off the sixth inning -- accounting for one of only two runners he allowed to reach scoring position. Darvish has now allowed zero or one earned run in four of his last five starts, lowering his ERA below 4.00 for the first time this season. He's scheduled to make his next start Tuesday against Cincinnati.

September 7, 2019 11:52 PM
Cubs' Yu Darvish: Tosses five scoreless innings
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Darvish tossed five scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Saturday. He allowed three hits and a walk while striking out seven.

The Cubs announced before the game that Darvish would likely have a reduced workload after he was scratched from his previous start due to forearm tightness. Sure enough, the righty was pulled after throwing 72 pitches despite dominating the Brewers through five innings. While Darvish was unable to snag his sixth win of the year, it was good to see him look sharp in his return to the mound. He'll aim to go a bit deeper into the game his next time out Thursday against the Padres.

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vs LHB 89.000 4.45023101
vs RHB 89.200 3.51033128
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Habikino, Osaka, Japan
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2013: AL Strike Out Leader