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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) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, joey gallo, walks, yu darvish

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   1. Walt Davis Posted: April 01, 2019 at 02:54 AM (#5827314)
For the player singlehandedly making baseball unwatchable, Gallo certainly ruined the Cubs' weekend.
   2. ajnrules Posted: April 01, 2019 at 02:56 AM (#5827315)
I was at this game. It was kind of sad to watch Darvish melt down even though I was rooting for the Rangers. This was the first time I ever saw a single pitcher walk seven batters. Jose Quintana also got eight strikeouts in a relief appearance so that’s another personal record for me. It was frustrating most of the game to see the Rangers get so many opportunities and fail to come through until Choo’s single (after four strikeouts) and Gallo’s home run.

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