Yu Darvish terrific in first start of season
Coming off the DL for his first start of the season, the Texas Rangers’ Japanese SP, Yu Darvish pitched seven shutout innings against the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday night. Darvish was solid throughout the day, striking out six while only issuing one walk. He was credited with his first win of the season, as the Rangers defeated the Rays, 3-0. Darvish ended the day with 89 pitches (65 strikes).
Darvish’s final stats: W, 7 IP, 7 H, 6 K, 1 BB
Shin-Soo Choo goes 1 for 4
On Sunday night, the Texas Rangers’ Korean OF, Shin-Soo Choo went 1 for 4 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Facing Rays starter Alex Cobb, Choo struck out swinging in his first at-bat. Choo lined out to left and flied out to center in his next two at-bats. In the 8th inning, Choo reached on infield single to pitcher, later scoring on Elvis Andrus’ home-run. Choo’s average dropped modestly to .273 for the season, as the Rangers defeated the Rays, 3-0.
Choo’s final stats: 1 for 4, R, K