May 012012

Tuesday Morning Sliders

The Rangers started a 10 game road trip yesterday in Toronto and what better way to start a road trip than with a win.

Yu Darvish took the mound yesterday against the Blue Jays and got the win to move to 4-0 on the season and he was again dominate. 

The Darvish line:

7IP, 4 Hits, 1 ER (on a solo home run – his first of the season), 2 Walks, 9 Strike Outs (all swinging)

Needless to say, the Blue Jays are impressed.

From the Jays manager John Farrell:

“We had a fairly thorough scouting report on him, But the fact is, he can throw his fastball both sides of the plate. As we saw, he doesn’t settle into any one pattern. He’s got a split he can attack left-handers with, back-door breaking balls as well.”

Darvish remains humble :

“The biggest thing is just getting used to the atmosphere of being in the major leagues,” Darvish said, remaining unimpressed with what he has accomplished. “Whether it’s four, six or five days’ rest, it’s no difference. Right now I’m not thinking about any of that other stuff, about whether I’m satisfied with my progress. Teams are seeing me for the first time and it’s only April.”

His skipper had some nice things to say about him and his potential:

“He’s a quality kid. I’ve been impressed with his stuff. He can run it, he can hop it, he can slow it down, he can make it quick, he can cut it, split it. He can do everything with the baseball. It’s just a matter of using that stuff at the proper time.”

The Rangers offense showed a nice ability to get a big hit when they needed it last night without their hottest hitter in Josh Hamilton who sat out the game with a sore back caused by muscle spasms.

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