|Aug. 19 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Darvish has been placed on the disabled list due to back tightness.
Analysis: Darvish left his most recent start due to the back problem, though it was believed to be a very minor issue and he was not expected to miss his scheduled start Tuesday. However, the Dodgers clearly want to be careful with the star right-hander, though it appears he should only miss one turn in the rotation. He's slated to return next Sunday versus the Brewers.
|Aug. 17 11:01 PM PT12:01 AM MT1:01 AM CT2:01 AM ET2:01 ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST1:31 AM VEN10:01 UAE1:01 AM CT-Yu Darvish allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk before leaving Wednesday's 5-4 win over the White Sox after six innings due to lower back tightness. Darvish struck out two, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Dodgers said after the game that Darvish's removal was precautionary, so his availability for Tuesday's scheduled start in Pittsburgh doesn't appear to be in question at the moment.
|Aug. 11 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET11:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE10:47 AM CT-Yu Darvish improved to 8-9, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks in 5.0 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Thursday. Darvish struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.81 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish didn't have his best stuff, but he won his second start for the Dodgers (81-33) since coming over at the trade deadline.
|Aug. 4 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET22:53 ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)9:53 PM CT-Darvish improved to 7-9, allowing three hits and one walk over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 6-0 on Friday. Darvish struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.81 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish, who was acquired from the Texas Rangers in exchange for three prospects seconds before the trade deadline Monday, made his Los Angeles debut. The win was the first since June 12 for Darvish, who was 0-5 with a 5.81 ERA in his final eight starts for the Rangers.
|Aug. 3 8:34 AM PT9:34 AM MT10:34 AM CT11:34 AM ET11:34 ET15:34 GMT23:34 8:34 AM MST10:34 AM EST11:04 AM VEN19:34 UAE10:34 AM CT-Darvish will make his debut with the Dodgers on Friday when they begin a three-game series in New York against the Mets.
Analysis: RHP Josh Ravin was optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City to make room for Darvish, who allowed three runs on two homers over seven innings in a 4-3 loss to the Mets in June.
|July 31 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-The Rangers have traded Darvish to the Dodgers just prior to Monday's non-waiver deadline. Texas will receive a package of three minor league players, headlined by second baseman Willie Calhoun, in exchange for the four-time All-Star.
Analysis: Darvish should take over as the Dodgers' ace until Clayton Kershaw returns from his back injury and bolster the club's chances of its first World Series title since 1988. The impending free agent's first full season back from elbow surgery has been up and down, as his 6-9 record and 4.01 ERA indicates, but he's still averaging 9.72 strikeouts per nine innings. Darvish was hammered in his last start, however, permitting 10 runs in 3 2/3 innings against NL member Miami.
|July 27 8:11 AM PT9:11 AM MT10:11 AM CT11:11 AM ET11:11 ET15:11 GMT23:11 8:11 AM MST10:11 AM EST10:41 AM VEN19:11 UAE10:11 AM CT-Yu Darvish fell to 6-9, allowing 10 runs on nine hits and two walks in 3.2 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Miami Marlins 22-10 on Wednesday. Darvish struck out five, ending the game with a 4.01 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: If this was Darvish's last start with the Rangers, what a way to go. He's struggled at home this season but has a very impressive 2.49 ERA on the road.
|July 21 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET22:54 ET2:54 GMT10:54 7:54 PM MST9:54 PM EST10:24 PM VEN6:54 UAE (+1)9:54 PM CT-Yu Darvish allowed three runs on five hits and one walk in 8.0 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Friday. Darvish struck out 12, ending the game with a 3.44 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish had his third straight quality start and fifth in six outings. He's pitched at least six innings seven of his past nine starts.
|July 17 8:11 AM PT9:11 AM MT10:11 AM CT11:11 AM ET11:11 ET15:11 GMT23:11 8:11 AM MST10:11 AM EST10:41 AM VEN19:11 UAE10:11 AM CT-Yu Darvish allowed three runs - two earned - on eight hits and one walk in 6.2 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the Kansas City Royals 4-3 on Sunday. Darvish struck out six, ending the game with a 3.45 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Another hard-luck result for Darvish, who's now gone without a win in six consecutive outings despite notching four quality starts during that stretch. The Rangers have totaled five runs with him on the mound during the drought. Despite his recent lack of victories, the standout right-hander remains an excellent source of strikeouts and an overall high-caliber fantasy option.
|July 9 3:48 PM PT4:48 PM MT5:48 PM CT6:48 PM ET18:48 ET22:48 GMT6:48 3:48 PM MST5:48 PM EST6:18 PM VEN2:48 UAE (+1)5:48 PM CT-Darvish fell to 6-8, allowing two runs on three hits and four walks in 7.1 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Los Angeles Angels 3-0 on Sunday. Darvish struck out six, ending the game with a 3.49 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish last week complied with a club request not to pitch in the All-Star Game.
|July 5 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Yu Darvish fell to 6-7, allowing seven runs on 11 hits in 4.1 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Boston Red Sox 11-4 on Tuesday. Darvish struck out four, ending the game with a 3.56 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish has struggled at home, posting a 4.57 ERA there as opposed to a sterling 2.32 mark on the road.
|June 28 8:15 PM PT9:15 PM MT10:15 PM CT11:15 PM ET23:15 ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST10:45 PM VEN7:15 UAE (+1)10:15 PM CT-Darvish fell to 6-6, allowing three runs - two earned - on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Wednesday. Darvish struck out six, ending the game with a 3.11 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He has one win in his last seven starts.
|June 24 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Darvish played catch Saturday morning and reiterated he expects to make his next scheduled start after feeling tightness in his triceps on Friday.
Analysis: Darvish notched his 11th quality start in 16 outings Friday against the Yankees. He's allowed three runs or fewer in 11 of his last 12 starts, posting a 3.07 ERA while striking out 86 in 76 1/3 innings.
|June 24 9:33 PM PT10:33 PM MT11:33 PM CT12:33 AM ET0:33 ET4:33 GMT12:33 9:33 PM MST11:33 PM EST12:03 AM VEN8:33 UAE11:33 PM CT-Yu Darvish allowed two hits without giving up a run in 7.0 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the New York Yankees 2-1 on Friday. Darvish struck out 10, ending the game with a 3.12 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish notched his 11th quality start in 16 outings. He's allowed three runs or fewer in 11 of his last 12 starts, posting a 3.07 ERA while striking out 86 in 76 1/3 innings.
|June 19 8:01 AM PT9:01 AM MT10:01 AM CT11:01 AM ET11:01 ET15:01 GMT23:01 8:01 AM MST10:01 AM EST10:31 AM VEN19:01 UAE10:01 AM CT-Yu Darvish fell to 6-5, allowing five runs on eight hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Seattle Mariners 7-3 on Sunday. Darvish struck out six, ending the game with a 3.35 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish was coming off his best outing of the season - one hit and one run allowed in seven innings against Houston on Monday night - and he was one out away from getting out of the first unscathed before ultimately allowing four runs. Still, batters are hitting just .153 off him in the first inning this season.
|June 13 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Yu Darvish improved to 6-4, allowing one run on one hit and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Houston Astros 6-1 on Monday. Darvish struck out four, ending the game with a 3.03 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He induced a season-best 12 groundball outs. This start came after he tied a season-worst by allowing seven hits with three runs in just five innings in a 7-1 loss to Houston on June 2.
|June 8 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Yu Darvish allowed three runs on three hits and one walk in 7.1 innings as the Texas Rangers lost to the New York Mets 4-3 on Wednesday. Darvish struck out nine, ending the game with a 3.18 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The Rangers picked up another solid outing from Darvish, who didn't factor into the decision. He's gone 4-2 with a 3.14 ERA with 66 strikeouts over his last nine starts.
|June 3 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-Yu Darvish fell to 5-4, allowing three runs on seven hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Houston Astros 7-1 on Friday. Darvish struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.13 ERA and 1.19 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish is 0-4 with a 4.47 ERA in his last eight starts against the Astros since late in the 2013 season, the same year he came within one out of a perfect game versus Houston. He has a 4.91 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in losing his last two starts and next takes the ball Friday at Washington. In his lone outing vs. the Nationals back in 2014, Darvish pitched eight shutout innings of five-hit ball. In five starts against NL teams since the start of 2016, he is 2-1 with a 3.18 ERA.
|May 27 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Darvish fell to 5-3, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday. Darvish struck out four, ending the game with a 2.97 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: He had been 4-0 with a 2.54 ERA in six starts since losing April 18 at Oakland.
|May 22 7:00 AM PT8:00 AM MT9:00 AM CT10:00 AM ET10:00 ET14:00 GMT22:00 7:00 AM MST9:00 AM EST9:30 AM VEN18:00 UAE9:00 AM CT-Darvish improved to 5-2, allowing two runs on five hits and four walks in 5.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Detroit Tigers 5-2 on Sunday. Darvish struck out seven, ending the game with a 2.83 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish is the first pitcher to win his first seven starts against Detroit since Boston's Frank Sullivan won his first 11 from 1954-56. He's the first Texas pitcher to pull it off against any opponent since Charlie Hough beat Minnesota in nine straight from 1981-84.
|May 17 9:20 AM PT10:20 AM MT11:20 AM CT12:20 PM ET12:20 ET16:20 GMT0:20 9:20 AM MST11:20 AM EST11:50 AM VEN20:20 UAE11:20 AM CT-Yu Darvish improved to 4-2, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 7.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 on Tuesday. Darvish struck out nine, ending the game with a 2.76 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish became the sixth Japanese pitcher to reach 50 career victories. In his 109th start, he joined Hideo Nomo (123), Hiroki Kuroda (79), Hisashi Iwakuma (63), Daisuke Matsuzaka (56) and Tomo Ohka (51).
|May 11 10:06 AM PT11:06 AM MT12:06 PM CT1:06 PM ET13:06 ET17:06 GMT1:06 10:06 AM MST12:06 PM EST12:36 PM VEN21:06 UAE12:06 PM CT-Yu Darvish allowed three runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the San Diego Padres 4-3 on Wednesday. Darvish struck out six, ending the game with a 2.96 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After Darvish went 125 and 113 pitches in his previous two outings, he was pulled after 96 pitches this time. ''We had this one tabbed as we're going to back off a little bit and not push him over that 100 mark,'' manager Jeff Banister said. Darvish did not walk a batter for the first time this season and posted a fourth straight quality start.
|May 6 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Yu Darvish allowed one run on six hits and four walks in 7.0 innings as the Texas Rangers defeated the Seattle Mariners 3-1 on Friday. Darvish struck out five, ending the game with a 2.76 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish wasn't missing bats like he was in his previous outing, when he fanned 10 in six innings to defeat the Angels last Saturday, but still managed a third straight quality start. The Texas ace is 2-0 with a 2.14 ERA over those three assignments and draws a very favorable matchup with visiting San Diego on Wednesday.
|Apr. 29 8:43 PM PT9:43 PM MT10:43 PM CT11:43 PM ET23:43 ET3:43 GMT11:43 8:43 PM MST10:43 PM EST11:13 PM VEN7:43 UAE (+1)10:43 PM CT-Yu Darvish improved to 3-2, allowing two runs - one earned - on three hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Texas Rangers defeated the Los Angeles Angels 6-3 on Saturday. Darvish struck out 10, ending the game with a 2.79 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Darvish threw 125 pitches, his most since May 9, 2014, when he threw 126. He has allowed four runs while striking out 18 over 14 innings in his last two starts. His next one comes Thursday at Houston, and he has not defeated the Astros since 2013, going 0-3 with a 4.35 ERA in his last seven matchups.
|Apr. 23 6:29 PM PT7:29 PM MT8:29 PM CT9:29 PM ET21:29 ET1:29 GMT9:29 6:29 PM MST8:29 PM EST8:59 PM VEN5:29 UAE (+1)8:29 PM CT-Darvish pitched eight innings in Sunday's win over the Royals, his longest outing since elbow surgery two years ago.
Analysis: His pitch count of 113 was his highest since Tommy John reconstructive surgery during spring training in 2015.
|Apr. 19 9:27 AM PT10:27 AM MT11:27 AM CT12:27 PM ET12:27 ET16:27 GMT0:27 9:27 AM MST11:27 AM EST11:57 AM VEN20:27 UAE11:27 AM CT-Darvish shut the A's out for five innings in Tuesday's start, but got just one out while being charged with four runs in the sixth to take the loss.
Analysis: Darvish (1-2) had entered Tuesday's outing on a roll, yielding just one run in 13 innings over his previous two starts and striking out 10 over seven scoreless frames to defeat the Angels on Thursday. The Texas ace will try to bounce back when he next takes the mound Sunday at home against Kansas City.
|Apr. 13 6:07 PM PT7:07 PM MT8:07 PM CT9:07 PM ET21:07 ET1:07 GMT9:07 6:07 PM MST8:07 PM EST8:37 PM VEN5:07 UAE (+1)8:07 PM CT-Darvish struck out 10 while shutting out the Los Angeles Angels on five hits over seven innings, earning his first win as he lifted the Rangers to an 8-3 victory.
Analysis: Darvish threw 103 pitches, mixing them well and keeping the Angels hitters off balance all afternoon. He had just two walks after issuing eight through his first 12 1/3 innings of the season, and his strikeout total was way up after totaling just nine in his first two games.
|Apr. 9 8:05 AM PT9:05 AM MT10:05 AM CT11:05 AM ET11:05 ET15:05 GMT23:05 8:05 AM MST10:05 AM EST10:35 AM VEN19:05 UAE10:05 AM CT-Darvish allowed one run in six innings on four hits and three walks, striking out five in the Rangers' 6-1 loss to the A's on Saturday.
Analysis: Darvish has only allowed eight hits so far but he's also walked eight. His 3-10 career record against Oakland is his worst against any big league opponent.
|Apr. 4 7:42 AM PT8:42 AM MT9:42 AM CT10:42 AM ET10:42 ET14:42 GMT22:42 7:42 AM MST9:42 AM EST10:12 AM VEN18:42 UAE9:42 AM CT-Darvish gave up four runs in 6 1/3 innings as the Rangers blew a lead in Monday's 8-5 loss to the Indians.
Analysis: Darvish walked five, which has to be an early red flag to fantasy owners.
|Mar. 7 3:29 PM PT4:29 PM MT5:29 PM CT6:29 PM ET18:29 ET23:29 GMT7:29 4:29 PM MST6:29 PM EST6:59 PM VEN3:29 UAE (+1)5:29 PM CT-Darvish threw 34 of his 59 pitches for strikes in the Rangers' 3-2 loss to Colorado on Tuesday. He allowed four hits and two runs, those coming on Trevor Story's homer in the first inning, with three strikeouts while pitching one batter into the fourth.
Analysis: He said afterward that he feels he's progressing very well this spring. Darvish then said that he experienced what he described as strange feelings in his elbow last season. But he said that he's not having that sensation anymore and has had no pain at all.
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