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Richard Durrett has a recap of Yu Darvish's first inning of actual baseball as a Texas Ranger. Here's a thing:
Darvish's hardest fastball hit 96 mph. He threw a 66 mph curve ball to Elvis Andrus, something catcher Dusty Brown described as "a video-game pitch." He mixed in two-seamers with good movement too.
The Star-Telegram Foul Territory blog has a couple of videos:
- Here's Darvish vs. Josh Hamilton.
- Here's Darvish vs. Ian Kinsler.
- Here's Kinsler, Hamilton, and Elvis Andrus talking about facing Darvish in some throwback gear.