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Yu Darvish pitches on 4 days of rest; scouts from 6 MLB clubs on hand

by on Sep.12, 2011 @ 11:17 am, under MLB, NPB

Yu Darvish made his start yesterday against the Rakuten Eagles on 4 days of rest, a first for the 25-year-old righty.  While he failed to get the win (he left after 7 innings with a 1-0 lead), he still struck out 7 and set a career high in strikes for a season with 223 (190 IP).  He also topped out at 152km/h.

The Fighters are expected to pitch Darvish on 5 days of rest here on out in order to give him at least 2 more starts against the Softbank Hawks this month (9/17 and 9/25).

At least 6 MLB clubs had scouts at yesterday's game.  They included the LA Angels, Baltimore Orioles, Texas Rangers, and Tampa Bay Rays.