The Texas Rangers are currently on a four game losing streak and will send right-handed pitcher Yu Darvish to the mound to stop the bleeding. This seems to be a recurring theme this season for the Rangers.
There have been several times this season when the team was on a losing streak and Yu Darvish stepped in a pitched a great game to help them get back in the win column. It hasn’t been that long ago when Darvish had to do it.
In fact the last time the Rangers won a game was his last start back on June 6, 2014 against the Cleveland Indians. They won that game 6-4, but that isn’t the surprising part. The surprising part about that win was they did it when the opposing team had scored 4 runs. That was just their 6th time out of 36 to win when the opposing team scored 4 or more.
Others losing streaks Yu Darvish has stopped
- April 4-5 (Dropped two games againt the Rays) – Darvish started the series finale and the Rangers won 3-0
- May 30-May 31 (Lost two games against the Nationals) – Darvish started the series finale and the Rangers 2-0
It’s easy to see Darvish knows what to do to get the Rangers back on track. So what will it take today for the Rangers to win, basically Darvish will need to bring his best stuff again. Anytime Yu Darvish pitches it is must see baseball. You never know what he’ll do. Especially when his team needs him. Today, the Rangers need him to keep the team from extending this season high losing streak and to keep their playoff hopes alive.