Sep 24, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) throws a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Houston Astros at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish received injection for lingering nerve


Is it safe to say that Yu Darvish is probably one of the scariest pitchers a team would have to face in this league? I mean the guy has over 500 strike outs in two seasons with 401 innings pitched.

In both seasons, Darvish has started in 61 games but seen an increase in home runs he’s allowed this season compared to his first year in the major league. Darvish only gave up 14 long balls last season through 29 starts with the Texas Rangers with a 16-9 record on the year.

This season Darvish gave up 24 home runs through 32 games with 26 home runs but only 66 earned runs. So good thing they weren’t home runs that included a bunch of guys on base.

Now Yu has had a problem with a nerve in his lower back that has supposedly been bothering him since August. The team took an MRI after their recent regular season finale but everything came back negative. Which is a good thing.

After receiving an injection in his lower back, Darvish should be 100 percent when it’s time for pitchers to report to Spring Training next March/February.

The 27 year old Japanese pitcher is one of the most exciting pitchers to watch. Looking forward to what he brings to the table next season after falling to the Tampa Bay Rays.

He record a 3.34 ERA this season with a 1.17 WHIP and 11.2 K/BB ratio.


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