Rapid Reaction: Yu Darvish nearly perfect
April, 2, 2013
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com
Goodness. That was simply amazing. Yu Darvish sends a nearly-perfect signal to start the 2013 season that he will be in the Cy Young conversation, which shouldn’t be a shock after what he did to finish the 2012 season. So this Rapid Reaction will focus mainly on Darvish, of course. It was a 7-0 win that saw the no-hitter and perfect game end with two outs in the ninth inning. Marwin Gonzalez (of all people) ended Darvish's bid with a grounder up the middle. Darvish, who threw 111 pitches, was taken out right after that.
He’s made one start. But it was so close to perfection and completely erases any disappointing thoughts from the club’s Sunday night loss in Houston. Darvish was always this club’s No. 1 pitcher, whether he started the opener or not. Tuesday was just more proof.
Here are some of my thoughts. Please share yours as well:
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