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Wild Yu Darvish gives up two runs in second start

Mar 13, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT

Yu Darvish AP

Making his second start of the spring, Yu Darvish walked four batters on his way to giving up two runs in three innings against the Indians on Tuesday.

Darvish started the game with back-to-back walks, only to have both Michael Brantley and Asdrubal Cabrera get thrown out attempting steals of second base. A better second inning followed, but Darvish gave up a two-run single to Lou Marson and then two more walks in the third inning.

The plan was for Darvish to throw about 50 pitches in the game, but he ended up at 61, as manager Ron Washington allowed him to finish the third inning. Travis Hafner flied to the warning track with two on to end the frame.

In all 29 of his 61 pitches were balls, according to Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News.

Darvish will make his next start on March 19 against the Brewers.

  1. randygnyc - Mar 13, 2012 at 6:03 PM

    He looked really wild. The tribe ran themselves out of a big first inning. Would have liked to see him try to pitch out of a jam. Also, he pitched every batter out of the stretch. Didn’t see the wind up today.

  2. randygnyc - Mar 13, 2012 at 6:04 PM

    And, he didn’t throw hard at all. Topped out at 92-93. Most fastballs between 89-90

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 13, 2012 at 6:27 PM


    • natstowngreg - Mar 13, 2012 at 6:32 PM

      Yup, waste of good money. Put him on the next flight to Tokyo.

  4. randygnyc - Mar 13, 2012 at 6:58 PM

    Lol. I was kind. The best Harold Reynolds could say was, “at-least he walked away healthy”. Lmao.

  5. spytdi - Mar 13, 2012 at 7:23 PM

    Mah, we’ll see come April. Don’t sweat it Yu.

  6. stex52 - Mar 13, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Seems like we should give him at least three starts before writing him off. Don’t they call this Spring Training for a reason?

  7. lewp - Mar 13, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    Wait a second! Evan Grant reported this story??????????

  8. imjustsayingthatsall - Mar 13, 2012 at 8:49 PM

    Well, it’s only spring training, I guess he’s allowed one city start.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Mar 13, 2012 at 8:55 PM

      Maybe he should have a better pre-game meal than the city chicken next time.

  9. hermitfool - Mar 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM

    Mike M. is going to earn his money.

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