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Yu Darvish pitched near-perfect game with a finger blister

Apr 3, 2013, 3:52 PM EDT

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While Yu Darvish was dispatching of Astros with ease Tuesday night, a blister was popping up on his right ring finger, he Star-Telegram’s Jeff Wilson reports.

Fortunately, it was just a small one, and the Rangers don’t seem concerned about it at all. Darvish played catch in the outfield today and is expected to make his next start against the Angels on Sunday.

Darvish retired the first 26 batters he faced last night before giving up a single to Marwin Gonzalez with two outs in the ninth. He became the 11th pitcher in big-league history to lose a perfect game after 26 outs.

Afterwards, he took to twitter and unleashed what we can only imagine is a string of profanities directed at Gonzalez.

<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p>あと一人て。。なんでやねん!!</p>&mdash; ダルビッシュ有(Yu Darvish) (@faridyu) <a href=”https://twitter.com/faridyu/status/319299093505654784″>April 3, 2013</a></blockquote>
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  1. Matthew Pouliot - Apr 3, 2013 at 3:54 PM

    (The tweet was actually something about being one batter away. I don’t think there were actually any curses.)

    • peemanhm - Apr 4, 2013 at 4:29 AM

      Your interpretation is more or less correct. It was something like “It was only one more. Why? What happened?” in Osaka dialect.
      No profanity against anyone.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    I believe it translates roughly to “Marvin better wear a Kevlar vest the next time I start against the Astros. Unless I am perfect again.”

  3. hittfamily - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    The tweet was actually an old Confusious saying: “He who goes to bed with an itchy butt, wakes up with a smelly finger”. It doesn’t translate well, but it is in reference to how he got his blister.

  4. unlost1 - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    Lincecum sux

  5. unclemosesgreen - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:30 PM

    I imagine Old Hoss to be unmoved by this small blister.

  6. bradybbgoat - Apr 3, 2013 at 4:53 PM

    Someone should tell Josh Beckett about this revelation. He used to miss 2 starts every time he got one.

  7. mrdry14 - Apr 4, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Maybe he should talk to Gio Gonzalez. I sggest he start using his non pitching hand.

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