Coming into last night’s game, Yu Darvish had started against the Tigers six times. He was 6-0. No loses. Not even a no-decision.
Even more impressive, but not his doing, is the fact that the Rangers averaged seven runs a game in his starts.
So, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Darvish would dominate and the Rangers would score a ton. Which is exactly what didn’t happened.
Darvish struggled through five innings and the Rangers were barely able to eke out five runs in spite of about a thousand hits.
But a W is a W no matter how you get it.
Now Darvish is 7-0 against the Tigers. More important, the Rangers won the series, the Rangers have won eleven out of twelve, the Astros have lost three in a row.
The game was ugly. The game was beautiful.
That pretty much sums up baseball.
NO GAME TODAY.