That didn't go very well and Chatwood ended the season with a 5.30 ERA over 24 appearances (20 starts), while also leading the league in walks (95) in just 103.2 innings. His command was all over the place and you don't see that very often. But believe it or not, Darvish has been worse than that this season.
Through his first 37.2 innings in 2018, Tyler Chatwood walked 32 batters.— Tony Andracki (@TonyAndracki23) May 9, 2019
Through his first 36.2 innings in 2019, Yu Darvish has walked 33 batters.
Darvish has more walks (33) over his first 36.2 innings this season, than Chatwood had (32 walks) over his first 37.2 innings last season. Darvish's strikeouts may be up, but he is walking WAY too many batters in his first eight starts.
Darvish could be sooo good.. 1 hit, 7Ks.. But giving up 6 walks and throwing 97 pitches and being pulled before the 5th inning hurts— Gage O’Dell (@GageUKHKY) May 9, 2019
If Darvish continues to have poor command and is walking the park, when do the Cubs think about moving him to the bullpen? He may never go to the pen, but it's getting to a point where you can't rely on him to start once every fifth day.