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Sunday, March 31, 2019

Gallo, Rangers rally to beat Cubs 8-6 after Darvish flops

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Yu Darvish had long since flopped in his return to Texas when former teammate Joey Gallo beat the Chicago Cubs with one swing.

Gallo hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning and the Rangers rallied for an 8-6 victory Saturday night, giving new manager Chris Woodward a dramatic first win after an opening day drubbing by the Cubs.

“Honestly, I forgot,” Gallo said when asked about his manager’s milestone. “Hopefully we can get many more for him.”

This wasn’t the kind of first Darvish had in mind facing the club that brought him over from Japan and kept him for five-plus seasons. The four-time All-Star walked seven of the first 13 batters, failing to make it out of the third inning in his first meeting with his former team.

Geez, even with my joke last week, I wasn’t expecting Yu Darvish to become Steve Dalkowski….

 

QLE Posted: March 31, 2019 at 05:02 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, joey gallo, walks, yu darvish

Monday, March 25, 2019

19 for ‘19: What does Yu Darvish have in store for Year 2?

Next up: What can the Cubs expect from Yu Darvish?

Yu Darvish’s inaugural season in Chicago obviously didn’t go well. But despite a minor blister issue, Year 2 seems to be off to a much better start.

Darvish has been different this spring - from his physical shape (he’s added more muscle) to his health to his confidence and comfortability.

If worse comes to worse, Arby’s is hiring.

 

QLE Posted: March 25, 2019 at 10:26 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, yu darvish

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Why doing interviews in English is part of Yu Darvish’s comeback plan

Speaking in a second language is much tougher than understanding what’s being said.

“I want to speak better English,” Darvish told ESPN.com later. “I understand what you guys are asking, but when I get nervous—like now—my English gets stuck a little.”

Darvish’s decision to speak English during interviews this season is part of a bigger “reset” to his career after a year to forget in 2018. He simply doesn’t need an interpreter, and so this season there will be no extra layer between him and the media—and, by extension, the fans.

“Dealing with reporters and the public in English takes away a level of protection,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said. “It’s an attempt to make a more genuine connection and is very much in keeping with how open, genuine and eager Yu has been with everyone this spring training. I think not using an interpreter is a brave thing to do. I’m not sure I’d be able to do it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 26, 2019 at 10:43 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, yu darvish

Monday, February 11, 2019

A healthy Yu Darvish: ‘I really want to do something for Chicago and the Cubs’

On this day last year, Yu Darvish signed a six-year, $126 million contract with the Cubs.

One year later, the 32-year-old is healthy and looking to have a bounce back season.

Here’s what the right-hander had to say after throwing 45 pitches on Sunday.

“For”, or “To”?

 

QLE Posted: February 11, 2019 at 05:39 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: chicago, cubs, yu darvish

 

 

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