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Yu Darvish gave up four runs over six innings on Sunday night against the Twins, allowing nine hits and a walk while striking out nine. Of those nine hits, five were of the extra base variety. The Cubs lost, 4-0, dropping Darvish's record to 7-3.
Darvish had one of his worst starts of 2020, and only gave up four runs. He will take a dominant 2.22 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 88 strikeouts in 69 innings into his final start against the White Sox.
Yu Darvish started Tuesday's game against the Indians, giving up three runs over seven innings. He struck out seven and walked just one batter, but did surrender nine hits. Unfortunately, the bullpen blew the lead he built, and he took a no-decision.
Darvish is a top-three Cy Young candidate, backed by a 2.00 ERA and a 33%+ strikeout rate. He will make his penultimate regular season start against the Pirates on the road.
Yu Darvish was outdueled by Trevor Bauer on Wednesday, but still had a great outing. He gave up back-to-back walks and a subsequent three-run bomb to Mike Moustakas in the first inning, but settled in after that. Darvish fired six strong innings, giving up two hits, three total walks, and struck out nine. The Cubs lost 3-0, dropping Darvish's record to 7-2.
Darvish has been amazing this season, and the fact that this start is seen as a hiccup shows just that. He will take a 1.77 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 72 strikeouts in 56 innings into his next start against the Indians at home.
Yu Darvish pitched a gem on Friday against the Cardinals, tossing seven innings of one-run ball. The only hit he gave up was a Matt Carpenter homer in the sixth inning. He struck out eleven, walked nobody, and picked up his seventh win in the 4-1 victory.
Darvish has been a beast this year, sporting a 1.44 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 63 strikeouts in 50 innings. He will get the Reds at home in his next turn.
Yu Darvish started the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Reds. He tossed six innings of shutout baseball, despite allowing seven hits. He struck out eight and walked two in the outing. The Cubs won 3-0, giving Darvish his sixth win of the year.
Darvish is a frontrunner for the NL Cy Young, and today further strengthened his case. He now has a blistering 1.47 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 52 strikeouts in 43 innings. His next start will come against the Cardinals at home.