Yu Darvish came in and did what everyone knew he would do. It just wasn’t for the reasons that everyone thought he would do. The beginning of Yu with the Texas Rangers was nearly as big of a collective fan base heart attack as was the posting deadline to get him from the Nippon Ham Fighters in the first place. But in the end it took that beginning for the Rangers bats to come alive and do everything possible to make sure that Darvish wouldn’t lose his first game.
The first inning that Darvish threw was so bad that words cannot describe it. Walking in a run, hitting a pitcher, throwing a wild pitch so bad it hit the fence behind Mike Napoli and bouncing all the way back to the beach, it was just enough to make fans wonder what had Jon Daniels done. It was a 40 minute nightmare that you should only rewatch to see the greatness of the total game.