On Monday night, Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish took home his first win since May 20th, 2018 against the Miami Marlins in what was admittedly far from a perfect start. Darvish issued 4 walks and hit one batter across 5.2 innings pitched, yet only allowed 2 runs, lowering his ERA to 6.11.
Darvish, on why he walked none in his previous— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) April 16, 2019
start and four on Monday: "I’m Yu Darvish."
When Darvish was asked why he walked none in his previous start against the Pittsburgh Pirates and then 4 against the Marlins, his response was concise: "I'm Yu Darvish"
Yu Darvish throws the most devastating fastball of his career. pic.twitter.com/sicvVLhnUL— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 16, 2019
It's quite hard to argue with that kind of logic. However, Darvish was all over the place with his pitch location on Monday night, including a 99 mph fastball that hurt not only Lewis Brinson, but the catcher and umpire as well.
Perhaps he should work on cleaning up his command before his next start against the Arizona Diamondbacks before he harms anyone else. In the meantime, he'll surely be content with the W.