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Yu Darvish The Strike Zone | SI.com 20 mins ago

Felix Hernandez and Yu Darvish clash in early duel of Cy Young contenders

Yu Darvish was outpitched by Felix Hernandez, but only allowed two earned runs. (Tom Pennington/) As far as must-see games in April go, Wednesday night’s tilt between the Mariners and Rangers certainly fit the bill. On the mound for Seattle: Felix Hernandez. Opposing him for Texas: Yu Darvish. It’s the third time the two have […]
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 1 hour ago

Running diary: King Felix vs. Darvish

We don’t see these matchups as often you may expect, ace versus ace, best in the game versus best in the game. For the third time in their careers, Felix Hernandez faced Yu Darvish. The first two battles, both in 2012, went to King Felix: He allowed one run in eight innings and then pitched a three-hit, 12-strikeout gem, as Darvish struggled in both outings. Let's follow along with a running diary. First inning You certainly have to expect a low-scoring game.
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 1 hour ago

Why Wednesday was Yu Darvish's best start

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Yu Darvish did not have his impressive stuff on Wednesday, but it was still his most impressive start of 2014. Yeah, that may seem odd considering he was coming off eight shutout innings of one-hit ball against the Houston Astros last week. But Darvish did what aces must do when things aren't going exactly right: He grinded and kept his team in the game. Darvish's fastball command wasn't good. His slider wasn't as dominant as usual.
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Yu Darvish Rotoworld 1 hour ago

Darvish turns in quality start vs. Mariners - Yu Darvish (S) Texas Rangers

Yu Darvish allowed two runs over seven innings, earning a no-decision in Wednesday's start against the Mariners.
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Yu Darvish U.S.S. Mariner 7 hours ago

Game 14, Felix vs. Darvish

King Felix vs. Yu Darvish, 5:05pm Today’s slate of games features three former Cy Young winners, a couple of players most see as near-locks to win one in the future, and a smattering of all-stars, ROY-candidates and solidly above-average guys. It’s an astonishing array of talent, but I think we can safely say without any This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 14, Felix vs. Darvish
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 8 hours ago

Chirinos gets chance to catch Yu Darvish

ARLINGTON, Texas -- Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington insists that he's following his rotation at catcher and that's why Robinson Chirinos gets his first opportunity to catch ace Yu Darvish from the start of a game tonight. But the skipper wouldn't be putting Chirinos behind the plate if he wasn't convinced that the young catcher can help navigate Darvish through the Seattle Mariners lineup. The reality is that Darvish will call his own game and has a specific plan.
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News 9 hours ago

Tonight’s “Pitching Duel of the Century:” Yu Darvish for the Texas Rangers vs. Seattle’s Felix Hernandez

ARLINGTON – And now for this week’s “Pitching Duel of the Century”: Yu Darvish vs. “King” Felix Hernandez. So, how exactly does Darvish feel about squaring off against the Cy Young winner Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. CT (TV: FSSW Plus; …
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas 16 hours ago

Extra Bases: Darvish vs. Hernandez tonight

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It happens a handful of times throughout the year, so you learn to cherish it: ace versus ace at Globe Life Park tonight. Yu Darvish and Felix Hernandez have pitched against each other before, doing so twice in 2012. Back then, Darvish was a big league rookie still trying to find his way. And it showed in both of their matchups. Darvish's numbers: 0-2 with a 9.58 ERA (11 earned runs in 10 1/3 innings), nine strikeouts and 10 walks.
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Yu Darvish Tacoma News-Tribune 21 hours ago

Felix downplays Darvish matchup

ARLINGTON, Texas — Listen to the principals involved, Felix Hernandez and Yu Darvish, and their marquee pitching matchup Wednesday night isn’t anything special.
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Yu Darvish Mariners Insider | Tacoma News-Tribune Apr 15, 2014

Marquee match-up looms Wednesday: Hernandez vs. Darvish

  ARLINGTON, Texas — Listen to the principals involved, Felix Hernandez and Yu Darvish, and their marquee pitching match-up Wednesday  night isn’t anything special. “Is that a big deal?” asked Hernandez, the Mariners’ long-time ace. “I’ve just got to do my job. That’s all I’ve got to do. I’ve just got to go out there and, if he throws good, I’ve got to throw good, too.” Texas’ Darvish tried another tack when asked about facing Hernandez. “I like to be careful with his change-up and his two-seam (fastball),” Darvish deadpanned, “but I’d like to hit his...
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Yu Darvish KFFL Apr 15, 2014

Mariners | Hisashi Iwakuma update

Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (finger) said he threw 55 pitches in a bullpen session ...
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers Blog | ESPN Dallas Apr 14, 2014

Darvish not worried about thumb

ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish said he isn’t concerned about the cut on his right thumb and is looking forward to going up against Seattle Mariners ace and former Cy Young Award winner Felix Hernandez on Wednesday. Darvish cut the thumb with the fingernail on his ring finger during his most recent start, though it didn’t keep him from going deep into that game. He hasn’t allowed a run in 15 innings this season.
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Yu Darvish Texas Rangers Blog | Dallas Morning News Apr 14, 2014

Rangers Yu Darvish: Injured thumb won’t be an issue, it didn’t hurt me at all

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvishs pitching thumb bleeds as he walks to the dugout between innings against the Houston Astros at the Globe Life Park in Arlington, Friday, April 11, 2014. Darvish (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)
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Yu Darvish KFFL Apr 14, 2014

Rangers | Yu Darvish fine

Texas Rangers SP Yu Darvish (thumb) said his right thumb is fine and doesn't expect ...
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Yu Darvish ESPN Fantasy Baseball Apr 14, 2014

King Felix vs. Yu Darvish

Manny Acta discusses Wednesday's pitching matchup between Felix Hernandez and Yu Darvish and thinks you should pick up Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, who has two starts this week.

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