Yu Darvish Opening day starter, The Last 5 Starters

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Apr 2, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) pitches against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Today the Texas Rangers announced that Yu Darvish will be the opening day starter.  Which comes as no surprise.  Ron Washington said that during the Texas Rangers Fan Fest last month, and it should be expected since Darvish is the ace in the rotation.

Now we all know that baseball is talking sport and it also filled with tons of superstitions.  Both players and fans have their little nuances they do before and during a game to help their team win.  Looking back at the previous starting pitchers makes me wonder if Darvish should be the Opening day pitcher.  The easy answer is yes, but maybe he shouldn’t be.

Let’s take a look back over the past 5 years.