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Padres SP Yu Darvish pitched well on Friday in a 3-1 loss to the White Sox. He allowed just one run on eight hits with six strikeouts in six innings of work.
The Padres bats were silent on Friday as White Sox starter Davis Martin and Chicago's pen out-dueled Darvish. This was likely the veteran righty's final start of the regular season. But depending on how the next four games go, it's possible Bob Melvin needs him on short rest in the final game next week.
Yu Darvish will not start on Thursday to line him up for a theoretical game one of the Wild Card series.
Darvish could have started tonight and gotten one more start in the regular season. But it appears the Padres will take a chance on clinching with only one Darvish start. Darvish will get extra rest and line up to be the game one start for the Wild Card series if the Padres clinch.
Padres SP Yu Darvish was excellent again on Sunday, tossing six shutout innings against the Diamondbacks. He struck out eight and only allowed a single hit.
Darvish improved to 15-7 this season with the performance. He boasts an impressive 3.05 ERA to go with a stellar 0.93 WHIP. The crafty righty ranks near the top in the AL in most statistical categories and has been the most consistent pitcher for San Diego this year. He'll look to keep the good times rolling against the Rockies in Coors Field next time out.
Padres SP Yu Darvish was in complete control of the Seattle Mariners Tuesday. He tossed eight shutout innings, allowing just two hits without a walk in a 2-0 win.
Darvish also struck out eight in his 14th win of the season, to seven losses. He only needed 93 pitches to get through eight before handing it to Josh Hader for the save. The Padres righty lowered his ERA to 3.16 and has become the team's true ace as Joe Musgrove has had an awful second half. He'll look for win 15 against the Diamondbacks Sunday.
Padres SP Yu Darvish picked up his 13th win over the D'Backs Wednesday. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks, striking out six in a 6-3 win.
The veteran righty was actually hit hard. Three of the five hits allowed went for home runs. Daulton Varsho hit two of them, with Corbin Carroll also hitting one. Nevertheless, there were no runners on base each time and the Padres offense supplied enough run support for Darvish to win again. He will take his 13-7 record into a date with the Mariners next week.