TEXAS RANGERS GAME 6/162
v LOS ANGELES ANGELS (APRIL 7, 2013)
SCORE 7-3 / RECORD 4-2 / SP DARVISH (2-0) / WP DARVISH (2-0)
TEXAS RANGERS GAME 3/162
@ HOUSTON ASTROS (APRIL 3, 2013)
SCORE 0-4 / RECORD 2-1 / SP OGANDO (1-0) / WP OGANDO (1-0)
TEXAS RANGERS GAME 2/162
@ HOUSTON ASTROS (APRIL 2, 2013)
SCORE 0-7 / RECORD 1-1 / SP DARIVSH (1-0) / WP DARVISH (1-0)
okay that sucked SO MUCH but… my mom had a good point about it
the offseason was SO hard on the rangers. the media basically portrayed their offseason as completely negative and just bashed them left and right. and darvish comes out and is basically like ‘its okay, i’ll just carry the team on my back.’ its basically a ‘screw you’ to all the people saying the rangers wouldn’t play well at all this year or basing their season off game 1.
and this was still an AMAZING game by darvish, has this sort of thing even happened this early in the season?? he played phenomenally. the rangers definitely got their money’s worth. this is an amazing way to start the season, let’s just hope thats not a serious blister he’s got or anything.
Gotta love Yu Darvish’s reaction to losing a perfect game with one out to go.
Yu Darvish, much to the dismay of everyone in the world, went 8.2 perfect innings before Marwin Gonzalez, the same Marwin Gonzalez with a .607 OPS last season, hit a single between Darvish’s legs and past a diving Elvis Andrus to end Darvish’s bid. Right between the five hole those hockey fans like to talk about. A little slower, a bigger hop, an inch to the left, and perhaps Darvish gets a piece of it or Andrus can snag it and throw from his backside to get the out.
Not that Darvish wasn’t amazing, giving up one hit and striking out fourteen. He mixed all six of his pitches, getting 12 whiffs on his slider and 11 on his cutter.
In the end, the Astros looked a lot like the team that some peg as the worst in the league and Darvish looked every bit the unstoppable force he was in Japan. It’s always foolish to look too deeply into one game, but all of those who pegged Darvish for the Cy Young this year, they’re looking pretty sharp.
It’s only day two of the Major League season and we’ve already seen plenty of great moments. It’s nice to have baseball back.