Darvish was utterly dominant in his start last night against the Lotte Marines. He gave up a single on a grounder through the right side on an 0-1 pitch in the top of the second. With Benny at the plate, he throws a wild pick-off to first and the runner advances to second. And as if things couldn't get any worse, with the count 1-2, Darvish accidentally plunks Benny on the left hand.
Rocky beginning? Most definitely. But instead of self-destructing, Yu got the next batter to ground into a 3-6-3 double-play and go the final out on a grounder to first. From there on, he didn't allow a single runner to get on base.
The last 21 outs consisted of 9 strikeouts (4 caught looking), 8 ground ball outs, and 4 fly ball outs.
Final line score:
9 IP, 28 BF, 109 P, 1 H, 10 K, 1 HBP
On the season:
2.18 ERA (3rd in PL)
127 K (leads both leagues)
9 CG (leads both leagues)
123.2 IP (leads both leagues)