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a 4-5 starter. Too much finesse -tioo many pitches-ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ
Wash is getting too cute with Yu's pitching schedule. Yu should have pitched Sunday. Today is Tuesday. Every 5 days Yu should pitch 100 - 110 pitches, win or lose.
You're wrong. Yu tries to finesse everyone. The pitch counts are not sustainable.
You're both wrong. Yu will kill you in your sleep tonight for doubting his supremacy.
4-5 maybe a 3
This post is just missing a lot of evidence to back up your claim, but really, did anyone expect different?
Do you watch the games? The guy is fatigued. I thought you were gonna ignore me you idiot.
JD, I agree with you saying "too much finesse" and "pitches" for nothing (team win). We may be on the same page.
I ask myself why, which only could make myself apart from you on this Daru out of control.
Some may already start reflecting Dice-K like you JD. I believe in Daru as well as Rangers. Because they are worth of grabing the title ever once!
Hey, Ben or whoever, how do you guys think?
Darvish a #4 or #5, Profar an utility player, prospects like Olt, Perez, Buckel, Gallo, Tepesxh "there ship has sailed. JD you are the definition, to paraphrase Thomas Payne, 'a summertime fan'. May I suggest following another team. The Angels or Dodgers would suit your fancy.
Darvish is just going to have to make an adjustment. He was predictable when he got behinnd last night and hitters sat on his off-speed stuff. He was struggling because he did not have all of his stuff working. It happens to the best and has nothing to do with what day he should/should have pitched. Everyone has seen him now and they know what to expect...this is when the number one or two starter starts showing up or he fades to a lesser status.
Okay-so tell me who wants Buckel? Profar is being used 2 times a week as a PH. Darvish pitches 20 pitches an inning because he doesnt trust his fastball.. Gallo will strike out250 times. Olt has vision problems. Tepecsh jJAG[just another guy]. What am I missing here? Lee I suggest those rose colored glasses have affected your vision maam.
Btw-do #1 starters go 7 games in a row without a decision?
Aaaaaaaaand there's the end of the argument. Bravo.
I thought earlier in the season that the Rangers were trying to get Darvish to pitch to contact more and cut down on pitch variety. Maybe that was true, maybe it wasn't; but it seems now that the most likely explanation would be injury or a flaw in Darvish's mechanics. Yu is having trouble placing his fastball consistently and he is having increasing difficulty getting his breaking stuff to break. This happened last year as well. If I remember correctly he took a week off, found a mechanical problem, corrected it, and came back to a strong finish. I *hope* that is all that is going on now.
Simple solution for Yu's difficulties: change the last article on the main page. That's when his funk started.
Yu is fine health wise. No he is not Dice-K, but he has given up a few runs lately. I fyou look at his stats, he is still a very good pitcher evne over ht elast few games. True he gave up 3 HR last night on three bad pitches. True he was having trouble with his command last two games. But if you watched the game you could tell by his body language that he was frustrated and I think he let that get in his head last night. Even the Yu we saw the last few games is an ace though. He gave the team a chance to win, he pitched 5+ innings giving up 3 runs or less. No he did not dominate as he normally did but even Verlander has bad streaks of games as does Weaver and every other ACE out there. Please curtail all knee jerk Yu reactions until his arm falls off. Because in my opinion that is the only way this guy stops competing. And for the record I will take a bady Yu over the good CJ any day of the week.
It is a pointless discussion to rank a starter #1 to #4. Aside for the salary differentiation the only other is that in ideal health [aka Rangers 2011] the slotted #1 gets 34 starts a year, the #4 gets 32. Difference 2 games. The distinctions also vary from team to team. Recall, that in past seasons pitchers like Eaton, Millwood, Parks were the Rangers #1. So Darvish has not won since May 16 [ironically Joey's last post]. In between, Darvish's era has hovered around 2.7, not bad for a non-winner; and recall CLIFF Lee in a healthy season was 6 and 9 last year. It would be great to have Darvish at 12 and 3 and the Rangers with 50 wins, but that does not mean he is not the #1 on the 2013 Rangers nor not heading toward an ACE. Ignorance towards the situation that leads to jumping ship is a common over reaction, such as in this case, not recognizing that for that nite the pitcher had little command and control on a very moving fastball, and was repeatedly forced to throw more sliders, cutters, and curves to get strikes. Next outing may be just the opposite.
Ace not Yu an is. Yu figure it out.
JD, why bother to post. You have figured it all out and should find a greater challenge to your intellect. As I said before, the Angels and Dodgers and their fans could use your wisdom.
@JD - Legitimate question - are you a Rangers fan? You kind of seem like you might be, but all you do is trash the team and purposefully derail any meaningful conversations. If you're not a fan, I get the trolling. If you are, in fact, a fan, I honestly don't get why you waste your time with this shit and refuse to engage in conversation and learn (and, hell, maybe even teach) a thing or two.
Anyone ever get the feeling that APW-HTX and Leah of Arlington are the same?
Lee: for someone who uses sound reason very little of the time, you are quite sure of yourself.
Aside for the salary differentiation the only other is that in ideal health [aka Rangers 2011] the slotted #1 gets 34 starts a year, the #4 gets 32. Difference 2 games.
Other differences between a #1 and a #4 include strikeout rates, walk rates, a huge disparity in ERA, and total innings pitched. Pretty much, the only difference between a TORP and a back-end starter is, well, everything.
In between, Darvish's era has hovered around 2.7, not bad for a non-winner; and recall CLIFF Lee in a healthy season was 6 and 9 last year. It would be great to have Darvish at 12 and 3 and the Rangers with 50 wins ...
Cliff Lee was one of the best pitchers in baseball last year. Yu Darvish has been one of the better starters in 2013. WINS AND LOSSES DO NOT MATTER FOR PITCHERS.
This is not ESPN or MLB Network; wins and losses don't mean anything on BBTiA.
Yu Darvish is fine. He's just a little tired. He's one of the best pitchers in baseball; it will be so.
YU has become...........
The latest victim of the knee jerking over reactors......I actually heard a caller on the radio Tuesday night saying that Yu has not been the same since Wash let him throw 130 pitches protecting a 6 run lead.......And the host agreed with him!!!!!
As Michelle used to say--when she wasn't vacuuming something--Jerker gonna jerk!
Another thing an ace does is keep his team in a position to win on nights when they lack their best stuff.....
Decisions don't mean shit. If Yu went out and allowed 1 run but got no decision or a loss (which has happened), you can hardly blame him. Sometimes our offense is just shitty. Yes, his last couple starts weren't pretty. But it's way too early to write him off.
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