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Yu Darvish: “I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner”

Jul 29, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT

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Quality, quality quote from Yu Darvish after last night’s win over the Yankees. A win which was only blemished by two Brett Gardner home runs. Darvish:

“I just blame the parents of Brett Gardner. I just blame them for creating a great hitter.”

Gardner 5 for 11 with four homers — all solo shots — against Darvish for his career.

  1. Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Jul 29, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Darvish-san, you DARE ACCEPT THE HANDS OF DEFEAT!? Show that Samurai spirit of yours dammit!

    KAMEHAMEHA! Waaaaaa!!

    (股么。。。sorry, cant help myself.)

  2. gothapotamus90210 - Jul 29, 2014 at 8:36 AM


  3. jfk69 - Jul 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    aaaaghhh so…I blame Darvish genealogy for poor pitch selection to Gardner.

  4. pete2112 - Jul 29, 2014 at 8:46 AM

    That’s an awesome quote!

  5. sdelmonte - Jul 29, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Interesting that all are solo shots. A sign of Yu’s dominance of the rest of the Yanks.

    • scatterbrian - Jul 29, 2014 at 2:20 PM

      Or, since he’s a lead-off hitter, a really crappy bottom third of the order on most days.

    • genericcommenter - Jul 29, 2014 at 3:24 PM

      He allowed 3 hits to a 40 year-old below avg SS, too.

      • tmc602014 - Jul 29, 2014 at 5:02 PM

        He got a call from Wainwright telling him to groove a few…

  6. nbjays - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:08 AM

    That’s the Japanese equivalent of “Some people’s kids…”

  7. 1998yanks - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    Funny guy.

  8. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:19 AM

    Gardner is now tied for 2nd on the Yankees in HR. At this point I think they should switch Gardner and Ellsbury and let Gardner hit third. I know it is strange to say, especially after the contracts they both just signed, but Gardner has been the better hitter this year. Certainly in terms of HR power.

    • southpaw2k - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:07 AM

      Ellsbury had only one year (2011) where he hit home runs in double digits (32, which was WAY off the average annual HR count for him). He’s never traditionally been a power hitter – he’s always been a lead-off, on base guy. The Yankees paid him to be a #3 power hitter in their lineup, but that’s just not who he is.

      • [citation needed] fka COPO - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM

        The Yankees paid him to be a #3 power hitter in their lineup, but that’s just not who he is.

        No, they didn’t. It’s just with all the injuries, they really have no choice on who to put at #3. One thing the Yanks should consider is that Ellsbury has been far better at stealing this year, so if the production is the same, Ellsbury should bat leadoff and you could swap Gardner to #3.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:30 AM

        To be fair, I think they had envisioned him being the leadoff hitter. The problem was the team had a nearly identical player in Gardner, then injuries and ineffectiveness have created more need for “middle of the order” types. But if one of these guys hitting leadoff and the other hitting third, I think it is time they swapped spots.

      • southpaw2k - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:32 AM

        I guess if any team would pay a guy $153 million over 7 years to be a lead off hitter it’d be the Yankees….

    • pete2112 - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:33 AM

      This speaks volumes for what is wrong with the Yankees this season. When Brett is 2nd. on the team in HR’s, you know something is wrong. Nothing against Gardner, but that’s not who they should be depending on when it comes to power.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:43 AM

        Exactly. And the fact that most of their power is coming with the bases empty is a shot on Joe’s lineup management. Hopefully guys like McCann, Beltran and Tex can get healthy and productive for the last 50 games here. Otherwise, patching up the rotation won’t be worth a damn.

      • pete2112 - Jul 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM

        Exactly. I don’t see enough happening in time to really give them a shot this season. The offense is just too inconsistent.

  9. 4cornersfan - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:30 AM

    I blame the parents of Beltran and McCann for the Yankee’s poor run production.

    • infieldhit - Jul 29, 2014 at 11:59 AM

      Hey, sometimes even good parents end up having bad ballplayers.

  10. Uncle Charlie - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Sushi Kamikaze Fujiyama Nippon Ichi!!!

    • dluxxx - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:09 AM

      Mike Tyson’s Punch Out was an amazing game.

    • Ayase Yano (綾瀬市 矢野) - Jul 29, 2014 at 10:20 AM

      Oh God, can’t even put your statements in there correct places can you.

      So hell wrong in many level.

      • Uncle Charlie - Jul 29, 2014 at 9:15 PM

        How does broken chinglish get up votes but Punch Out doesn’t.

        Fvck it.

  11. bronx77 - Jul 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

    Next year it will be ellsbury Gardner batting 1-2. Ellsbury started the year in the 1 spot but was shifted to the 3 when tex got hurt the first time.

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