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The Rangers are a .560 team (14-11) in 2013 when Yu Darvish starts.
They are a .587 team (61-43) when he doesn’t.
It’s just strange. Darvish is an absolute beast. I get emails from some of you every five days asking if I’d write an article on his Cy Young chances, which I suppose I’d consider if I cared at all about league awards. I know people who aren’t really baseball fans (no, really, I do) who will stop down in the opponents’ half during Darvish starts just to watch his video game stuff dance and dart and explode.
On the one hand, the ultimate results when Darvish takes the ball seem like an exercise in You Can’t Predict Ball.
But on the other, there’s the shutdown inning opportunities that seem too frequently to start with a Darvish walk, the trouble he’s had all season with the bottom third of the order, the home run log that’s populated by Dewayne Wise, David Ross, Matt Dominguez, Matt Dominguez again, Don Kelly, Didi Gregorius, John Jaso, a flagging Travis Hafner, Brett Gardner, Jayson Nix, Brandon Barnes, Michael Bourn, Kole Calhoun, Carlos Corporan, and only six other hitters who you’d probably count as legitimate home run threats.
Do you ever wonder how good Matt Garza would be if he had Yu Darvish’s stuff?
Garza’s mound temperament isn’t perfect, but I kinda like imagining Darvish if he had some of that.
Can he make that different? Can he make that better? Is that possible?
Isn’t it fair to say Garza’s stuff plays up at least a little bit because of it?
Is it fair to ask whether Darvish’s stuff actually plays down, at least from time to time?
What he did in the bottom of the seventh to Dayan Viciedo (strikeout swinging) and pinch-hitter Jeff Keppinger (strikeout swinging) and Alejandro De Aza (pop to shortstop), with men on first and third and nobody out, was pure beast mode.
But he’s also the guy who walked rookie Avisail Garcia on five pitches to start that inning and then surrendered a line drive single to rookie Conor Gillaspie on an 0-2 pitch, sending Garcia to third to cook up the mess that he eventually got out of.
A .560 team when Yu Darvish starts.
A .587 team when (in order of frequency) Derek Holland, Justin Grimm, Nick Tepesch, Alexi Ogando, Martin Perez, Matt Garza, Josh Lindblom, Ross Wolf, Matt Harrison, or Travis Blackley starts.
Pitcher wins are not direct functions of pitcher effectiveness. Obviously, team wins when a pitcher starts aren’t either, as the bullpen factors into every no-decision, by definition.
But is it fair to expect an ace to reach for that next gear when given a lead, when facing the bottom third, when the instant situation calls for a beast to put everyone in the same uniform on his back?
He’s my second favorite Rangers pitcher ever. I want him to be more.
i stopped reading at wins and losses
That's because you're simple-minded like most of the idiots on here.
I stopped reading at Jamie Newberg.
That's because you're one of the idiots I spoke of.
This is the first time I've stopped by BBTIA in a few weeks. Then I see this shit and the dumbass that posted it and I remember why.
I hope everyone else is well. Maybe I'll try again in another few weeks.
JD --Keep your sorry ass off the Newberg site. Isn't ruining this site enough for you.or should i say thanks for re-posting news for us --like we can't read for ourselves-Moron.
lmfao-that's all you do teri-post old news.
Dumbass post Darvish is the best pitcher we have had since Nolan
I might just take offense to that boy. Ol Roy Oswalt if he had been given a chance would have ranked right up there. But when that was going on JD and his college boys was pulling the rug from underneath me. Hell, I even had to turn in my company cellphone. By the time I got ahold of Roy JD and his frat boys had bamboozled the money boys and I was left holding Roy's bags.
Darvish is the best pitcher we have had since Nolan
Believe that's what Jamey said numb nuts[mollie fingerbanger]
You may talk badly of Rollie only if you have ever posted yours without (ab)using the artcile of The Newberg Report as of late.An opinion, NOT someone else's but yours if you ever have, though.
I am aware of Garza is one of the most Newberg's favorite pitchers recently. Due to the fighting spirit he shows us not only on the hill but outside the field (just joking)?
Anyway, it seems to me like he is saying -- Garza's mentality on the hill plus Daru's arsenal of pitches = the best pitcher he can ever think of. Then I only hope that this best pitcher would still become his best favorite Rangers pitcher even if he failed to perform like expected.
Generally speaking, my experience and impression of lawyers are that hey are good at pleasing everybody as far as anything (you know what anything is) is involved and at changing their attitudes depending on the current trend or situation.
So, let us see what he would say if Daru had ever done something special in MLB.
Can somebody translate what Mr. Shima just said?
Hiro wants to know why you never have a valid opinion of you own.He also made a funny about Garza"a twitter verse blowup.And if we had a pitcher with a Darvish repertoire and a Garza temperament would Jamey still love him if he left a hanger out over the plate?And he really barrelled it when he noted that Jamey is a lawyer and that they are good at pleasing everybody as far as anything--and you know what anything is!
Hiro--i'm going to start a post on Tanaka and Darvish--the posting process and the possibility of having both of them in the Texas rotation.I understand that Tanaka wears the #18 and am told that the number 8 is considered lucky or fortunate?I will be seeking your insight.
The response to yesterday’s Yu Darvish post was interesting, in some instances making me consider whether I failed to state clearly enough my basic point, which was merely that I think Darvish — who is great and an ace and my second favorite pitcher in Rangers history — has room to be better (that would be good thing, right?). Based on the responses, I know many of you understood the point I was trying to make, but some didn’t, and that’s my fault, but either way, the issue of whether there’s a potentially correctable piece in Darvish’s already extraordinary game is one on which there is some clear disagreement. jamey newberg this morning
so now you idiots can calm down
Hiro and I still want to know why you never have an opinion of your own.We can read Newberg for ourselves.And we are uneasy about the thought of you trolling that board.
but yet you are the one who posts 2 day old news on here.
Don't smart mouth your interpreter
If youd Newberg maybe you wouldn't be so ignorant about what you post on here. As for you posting 2 day old news-if that's your thing then do it. Gotta keep the ladies happy Teri.
I find it laughable that I've read so many article of late that have been critical of Yu. When was the last time a Rangers pitcher has been top 5 in ERA, K's, WHIP, Opponets batting average, WAR, etc this late in the season and he's been in the top five all season so it shows how consisten he's been this year. To blame Yu for his teams records in his starts is absurd. If you want to criticize a pitcher how about getting on Garza. The Rangers gave up a lot to get him, and what they've got is a guy who can't even hold a team to under 4 ER a game anymore.
Waaaagghhh-and we gave up PROSPECTS--WAAAGGHHH.
Can you believe Gentry let that ball clang off his glove yesterday?The Rangers are 5-2 in the Garza starts.In August 2010, Ace Cliff Lee went 1-4 with a 6.35 for the Rangers.Just sayn.
Did anybody notice that Jake Peavy pitched a complete game 3 hitter to beat the Dodgers last night!Oops--there i go posting old news again--sorry JD.
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