Yu Darvish Newsbeat
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Hey are doing their part to become a dynamic duo. The Rangers have won Darvish’s last five stars. They’ve won three of Hamels’ last four.
“You are talking about two ace quality pitchers,” said Jonathan Lucroy, who has caught all nine of those games. “Put it this way: I’m glad I get to catch and them and not face them. I feel sorry for a lineup that has to face them back-to-back.”
Posted: August 30, 2016 at 09:55 AM | 8 comment(s)
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Pedro helps Darvish via Beltran.
The two just happened upon one another in the cafeteria of the visiting clubhouse in Houston on Saturday. Some 20 minutes later, Darvish emerged with a fresh perspective about how he wanted to attack hitters.
In short, Darvish decided he could attack hitters, especially inside, with his fastball instead of having to throw inside.
“He’s got so much experience,” Darvish said Monday. “We talked about the mental side. I feel like my mind is the weakest part of my game. And he said that no matter your stuff, if you can be strong mentally, you can win [the at-bat].
“He told me about things Pedro Martinez and he talked about when they were teammates [with the New York Mets]. He told me how Pedro approached pitching inside. He approached it like, ‘I can do this. I can go there.’ He didn’t think, ‘I have to go there.’”
Beltran’s take: “When you say you ‘have to,’ there is doubt. You can’t doubt yourself. He was very interested in my mental approach to hitting and the game. We talked about pitching. I told him, you can win the battle before you ever throw a pitch.”
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Yu Darvish will miss at least one start because of a shoulder tightness issue that cropped up in his last outing.
The Rangers are hopeful that is it.
He will leave the team on Sunday to return to Dallas for an MRI on the area and will be examined again by team physician Dr. Keith Meister. During an exam by Dr. Meister following his most recent start, which was shortened to five innings by the shoulder issue, there was no structural issue detected.
Posted: June 12, 2016 at 08:58 AM | 0 comment(s)
Thursday, June 09, 2016
Manager Jeff Banister said that the Rangers will know more Thursday about the injuries Adrian Beltre and Yu Darvish experienced Wednesday (video by Jeff Wilson).
Posted: June 09, 2016 at 06:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
Sunday, May 29, 2016
Darvish showed up before a sellout crowd and pitched like he had never been away. The only tangible difference was that the outing was a little shorter than normal, but other than that, Darvish looked to be at his best in holding the Pirates to one run in five innings. He walked one, struck out seven and left after 81 pitches.
“Physically I could go more innings, but mentally I was done,” Darvish said.
Posted: May 29, 2016 at 08:27 AM | 12 comment(s)
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Monday, May 23, 2016
Daniels also had a broader vision. He looked ahead to a time this season when Texas would have two aces—Hamels and Yu Darvish—at the top of its rotation. That one-two punch might compare favorably with any in the game and potentially make the Rangers a formidable October team.
That vision is about to become reality. Darvish, fully recovered from Tommy John surgery, made his final Minor League rehab start on Sunday, and he likely will return to the rotation next Saturday against the Pirates in Arlington.
Posted: May 23, 2016 at 08:26 AM | 0 comment(s)
Monday, May 02, 2016
Taking a cautious approach into his first outing in almost 21 months, Yu Darvish emerged with a sense of relief on Sunday.
“I hoped I’m not going to blow (out) my elbow,” the three-time American League All-Star told reporters through an interpreter. “That’s what I was thinking.”
Darvish had no trouble of the sort and breezed through a pair of hitless frames for Double-A Frisco in his first rehab start since undergoing Tommy John surgery last March. He fanned two, allowed one walk and threw 18 of 32 pitches for strikes to Corpus Christi hitters at Dr Pepper Ballpark. Ultimately, the Hooks edged the RoughRiders, 4-3.
“It’s been a while since I pitched in a game situation,’’ Darvish said. “I felt like I was pitching with the bases loaded in a big league game every pitch. I’m very happy about today’s outing.”
Posted: May 02, 2016 at 11:23 AM | 0 comment(s)
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