Tonight, Yu Darvish will make his 14th start of the year at home against the Toronto Blue Jays. Last outing, Yu was in Toronto to face the Jays, striking out 7 over 7 innings. Darvish now leads the majors with 118 strike outs through 88.1 innings pitched.
Last week, Yu Darvish had arguably his worst start of the year, giving up one run and striking out six over 6 innings against Oakland. Today, he’ll be in Arizona facing the Diamondbacks in Game 1 of a particularly strange double-header.
Yu Darvish will start this evening against the Houston Astros. Last time Darvish faced Houston, he was one out away from a perfect game. Since it’s Yu Darvish and since it’s Houston, we can pretty much expect the same thing. So get pumped. Here are three professional Japanese hitters that had absolutely no chance against Yu’s four-seam fastball.