Yu Darvish has had a great career thus far in the Majors, and he made history last night against the Colorado Rockies. He became the fastest pitcher to reach 1,000 career strikeouts! You can watch the video here.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 9, 2017
The 31 year old accomplished this record breaking stat in the top of the 4th inning. It’s ironic because the game didn’t start the way he’d envisioned after Carlos Gonzalez hit a solo home run in the 1st, but Darvish quickly regrouped afterwards.
Darvish’s pitches varied on both low corners of the strike zone whenever he took the mound, and the opposing batters appeared to be indecisive while struggling in the counts. The intensity seemed to increase after the offense handled business in the bottom of the 1st, and that’s something fans haven’t seen in quite some time.
His fastball and slider were delivered on point against Colorado’s batting order, and he tallied seven K’s in five innings. A lot of heat has been thrown at the Dodgers for their decision to trade for their current No. 2 starting pitcher, but the decision looked like it was paying off. That is, until the Rockies scored four straight runs in the top of the 5th – ending Darvish’s night.
Although it didn’t end like he would have hoped, Darvish’s night resulted in history and did show that he is capable of being that elite starting pitcher that the Dodgers traded for.
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