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BALTIMORE – Right-hander Yu Darvish has a message for all the amateur pitching coaches out there, including those who type or talk for a living: “Leave the pitching to me.”
Three days after proclaiming himself a “breaking ball pitcher,” Darvish was asked Tuesday about all the attention his pitch selection has received in the American media. Darvish has been questioned about the pitch selection because it is has changed drastically from last year when he threw fastballs and cutters 64.4 percent of the time. This year that percentage is down to 54.2.
“The American media tells me what to do,” Darvish said through an interpreter. “I don’t think the Japanese media ever did that. We play a game on the field, not on a desk. And I think we are the experts about the game.”
Darvish’s point is that his performance has differed little; only the win-loss results have changed. Darvish has made 18 starts this year with the May 16 130-pitch outing against Detroit being the midpoint. Over the first nine games, he was 7-1 with a 2.97 ERA and the Rangers won his lone no-decision. In the nine games since, he’s 1-3 with a 3.07 ERA and the team is just 2-7. While there are subtle differences in his ERA and his opponents’ batting average (.174 in the first nine starts; .213 since), the biggest difference is in the run support he’s received. He average 9.05 runs per game in the first nine; 2.76 since.
“My ERA stayed steady,” he said. “If we had won those games, I don’t think anybody would be saying anything.”
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Take some of that attitude to the mound with you instead of 80% breaking balls
Do NOT copy anyone (mostly, US media).How and what you feel about or think of Daru (from Kawachi region) for the time being or so far?Pitch selection? It is his business you do not have to care about, only if you respect him as an MLB pitche, though.
Btw, Perez seems to have recently started proven himself as a legitimate #3. He has wide span to grow. How about taking Perez as an ACE instead of Daru or Dutch in next few years? I am not joking, folks.
Dear Daru, would you reset yourself and carry out your original goal (No. 1 pitcher on a planet called Earth)!? I am not joking, folks, again.
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Last of all, I was really surprised to know there were a bunch of true and core Rangers Fans out there. Blackout stuff. You are silent majority.
Need a translator over here.
I am not talking to you, sorry.
I HAVE NO DOUBT THE AMERICAN MEDIA IS LOUD MOUTHED COMPARED TO THE JAPANESE MEDIA.
DARVISH IS MISSING THE POINT!
IGNORE THE TALK AND FOCUS ON YOUR GAME. THAT IS HOW YOU SUCCEED IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE IF YOU LET THEM THEY WILL ...
There's no reason Yu can't become a good 3-4 starter for us.
I've hardly noticed Yu shaking off what the catcher is calling for. Yu seems to put lots of faith in Pyrz and Soto and, for the very most part, throws what they ask. You can't take him to task for that. Apparently the catchers, along with management, have as much faith in Yu's breaking stuff as he does.
Let it ride.
Cya next year YU
No JD Daru is true ace. Trust in all of pitching decisions and his stuff and don't listen to media. He will be one to lead the team to win. Only him.Who would you like as first starter? Holland? Prz?
I'd trust you before that pussy breaking ball #5 starter.
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