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Yu Darvish is out to silence his doubters after World Series flop | SI.com

Long-form Darvish.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 16, 2017 at 03:58 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Zach Posted: November 16, 2017 at 04:16 PM (#5577593)
Five years ago he arrived in the U.S. from Japan, shrouded in mystery and armed with a secret weapon: the shuuto.

The greatest trick the demon mystery pitch ever performed was convincing the world it exists.
   2. Batman Posted: November 16, 2017 at 05:13 PM (#5577640)
The Astros should sign him to his contract after this one, the way Tom Niedenfuer finished his career with the Cardinals.
   3. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: November 16, 2017 at 05:17 PM (#5577643)
Five years ago he arrived in the U.S. from Japan, shrouded in mystery

So does this prove that Aura, rather than Mystique, is the key element of World Series success?
   4. Los Angeles El Hombre of Anaheim Posted: November 16, 2017 at 06:27 PM (#5577684)
Five years ago he arrived in the U.S. from Japan, shrouded in mystery
Us Asian folk are always shrouded in mystery. We're inscrutable, but also very wise in ways that are ancient and secret.
   5. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: November 16, 2017 at 06:29 PM (#5577685)
I like how one is always "shrouded in mystery", never just covered or blanketed.

Is/was the shuuto more of a secret weapon than Dice-K's gyroball?
   6. ajnrules Posted: November 17, 2017 at 12:34 PM (#5578017)
Darvish was always somewhat frustrating to me as a Rangers fan. While he's frequently been brilliant, he also had moments where he failed spectacularly kind of like how he did with the Dodgers. And of course it doesn't help that he's 0-2 in the two stats where I've seen him.

2012 Wild Card Game: While he wasn't bad and actually had a higher game score than opposing starter Joe Saunders (from throwing more innings, allowing fewer hits and getting more strikeouts,) that wasn't quite enough as he lost out in the all-important runs category. I suppose it wasn't his fault as the Rangers weren't able to capitalize on their baserunners unlike the Orioles, but it was still a disappointing end to the season.

09/17/2016: His comeback season had been going well thus far, but on September 4 he allowed five runs in four innings to the Astros. Then after a decent road start against the Angels, he threw this stinker against the last place A's. He allowed seven runs in five innings. He did manage to strike out eight, but that was cold comfort when the Rangers were getting manhandled by Raul Alcantara of all people.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: November 17, 2017 at 04:22 PM (#5578217)
Dice-K's gyroball

The problem there was that tzadziki sauce is a foreign substance.
   8. spivey Posted: November 17, 2017 at 07:11 PM (#5578263)
That 2012 WC loss was not Darvish's fault, I never blamed him for that.

My main frustration was that the team kinda stopped being awesome right as he joined, which limited his value, and then he never seemed quite the same after the injury. I blame Ron Washington for some of that, too. Those were some emotionally wrenching years, as a Rangers fan.
   9. Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant Posted: November 17, 2017 at 07:15 PM (#5578265)
Us Asian folk are always shrouded in mystery.


I thought I was getting advice from a Chinese woman!

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