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Dodgers News: Yu Darvish Struggles In Loss To Padres

When the Dodgers traded for Yu Darvish at the deadline, fans were ecstatic. Getting Darvish gave the Dodgers an elite number 2 starter for October. It may not be October yet, but I think it’s pretty fair to say that Darvish has been a bit underwhelming.

In 5 starts with the Dodgers, Darvish is 2-2 with a 4.50 ERA. His performances seem to be getting worse and worse with every start. His first 2 starts were solid, with 10 strikeouts each and just 2 earned runs total. He then gave up 3 runs in each of his next 2 starts and struck out just 9 in the two outings combined.

Saturday’s night game against the Padres really cemented this negative trend. Darvish went just 3 innings and gave up 5 earned runs.

Here is what Dave Roberts had to say about Yu Darvish and his time as a Dodger so far:

Again, Darvish was picked up for what he can do for the team in October. His poor outings in August and September mean nothing if he’s able to turn it around for the postseason; however, these outings are happening and they don’t show much promise for the future.

In the video, Roberts notes Darvish’s strikeouts as a positive sign that the best is yet to come. He also notes that a lot of the hits off of him in Saturday’s game were ground balls that found holes. The hope is that they eventually find gloves instead.

How have you felt about Yu Darvish’s time in a Dodger uniform? Let us know in the comments below!

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Alex Perez

Whittier College Alumnus. Editor In Chief of Dodgers Nation. Lifelong Dodgers fan.


    1. Either that or they just see the spin so good they make a slip second adjustment. Either way you are very correct, something is up they get way too many good swings

  1. I’ve been disappointed so far. Outside of his first stellar appearance, he’s been very pedestrian at best, and coupled with a stint on the DL I’m not real impressed. I hope things change.

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