Yu Darvish and the NL

One of the reasons I wanted Yu Darvish was because of his exceptional work against the NL during his time with the Rangers.

Let me demonstrate:

Date            Opp    Rslt  IP H ER BB SO GSc
2014-06-01      WSN   W 2-0 8.0 5  0  2 12  82
2014-06-11      MIA   W 6-0 9.0 6  0  3 10  82
2013-08-01      ARI   W 7-1 7.0 5  0  0 14  81
2017-05-16      PHI   W 5-1 7.0 4  1  2  9  72
2013-06-30      CIN   W 3-2 6.2 4  0  4  8  70
2013-09-09      PIT   L 0-1 7.0 4  1  1  6  70
2012-06-15      HOU   W 6-2 8.0 7  2  2 11  69
2012-06-20      SDP   W 4-2 8.0 5  2  3  8  69
2017-06-07      NYM   L 3-4 7.1 3  3  1  9  68
2013-05-27(2)   ARI   L 4-5 7.2 7  4  0 14  63
2016-05-28      PIT   W 5-2 5.0 3  1  1  7  63
2016-07-16      CHC   L 1-3 4.1 2  2  4  9  56
2017-05-10      SDP   W 4-3 6.0 7  3  0  6  52
2016-08-24      CIN   W 6-5 6.0 4  3  5  5  48
2014-07-04      NYM   L 5-6 5.0 5  4  2  6  45
2017-07-26      MIA L 10-22 3.2 9 10  2  5   6

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/31/2017.

Yu Darvish has made sixteen starts in the NL, and of those sixteen starts, he has a game score of 60 or better in eleven of them.  He’s pitched at least six innings in twelve of them.

You can easily understand how someone like Yu Darvish would do well against teams who rarely see him.

Bonus points, he’s also been very good against Houston. Though he has had more bad games against Houston than he has had against the NL.

Date          Tm Opp  Rslt  IP  H ER BB SO GSc
2013-04-02   TEX HOU W 7-0 8.2  1  0  0 14  96
2013-08-12   TEX HOU W 2-1 8.0  1  1  1 15  90
2014-04-11   TEX HOU W 1-0 8.0  1  0  1  9  88
2016-08-07   TEX HOU W 5-3 7.0  5  0  0  8  75
2017-06-12   TEX HOU W 6-1 7.0  1  1  3  4  72
2012-06-15   TEX HOU W 6-2 8.0  7  2  2 11  69
2013-05-11   TEX HOU W 8-7 7.0  3  3  3  8  64
2016-06-08   TEX HOU L 1-3 5.0  3  1  4  7  60
2013-09-24   TEX HOU W 3-2 5.1  4  2  4  9  57
2017-06-02   TEX HOU L 1-7 5.0  7  3  1  8  48
2013-07-06   TEX HOU L 5-9 6.0  6  5  4  6  42
2014-07-09   TEX HOU L 4-8 6.0 10  6  0  8  36
2016-09-04   TEX HOU L 6-7 4.0  7  5  3  4  29
2014-08-09   TEX HOU L 3-8 4.0  9  5  4  7  25

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 7/31/2017.

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1 Comment

  1. 68elcamino427

    kinda feels like the Dodgers just picked up a 30 year old Don Drysdale …

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