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Three MLB clubs had scouts at Yu Darvish’s start last night

by on Aug.20, 2011 @ 1:44 pm, under NPB

According to Nikkan Sports, the New York Yankees and Washington Nationals have sent scouts to check out Yu Darvish's last two starts.  The Philadelphia Phillies joined them at Darvish's start last night against the Orix Buffaloes.  And Spots Hochi notes that a total 6 scouts from the 3 clubs were in the stands.

And while Darvish didn't win his start last night, he did top out at 156km/h and also dropped down his arm angle when facing Seung-Yeop Lee in the 9th because he wasn't getting very good movement on his pitches and figured he'd just give it a try.