...With a complete game shutout victory on Saturday, Yu Darvish has now recorded at least one complete game shutout since his rookie year in 2005. It was also his first shutout since 5/23/2009. His 150 pitches were also a season high. He now has four starts in which he has thrown 140+ pitches.
Incidentally, the 16 ground ball outs he recorded on Saturday have caused something of a stir (that is, in the sense that Darvish has yet another "side" to him).
...Kensuke Tanaka picked up his fifth 3+ hit game of the season on Saturday.
...Masataka Nashida gave Shinji Takahashi the day off on Saturday due to his recent struggles at the plate (1-for-25 over his last 7 games).