Apr 24, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) reacts after striking out New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Rangers Ballpark. The Rangers won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-US PRESSWIRE
Yu Darvish is now 3-0, with a 2.42 ERA, a 3.03 FIP, and a 4.02 xFIP on the year.
T.R. Sullivan's game story is chock full of quotes from folks testifying as to the awesomeness of Darvish.
Jeff Wilson's game story is also about the Yu.
Anthony Andro has a story on yesterday's game and Darvish's dominance.
Evan Grant has his observations from yesterday's win.
Richard Durrett drills down into the numbers from Darvish's start yesterday.
Mike Hindman says that Darvish has the arrogance of an ace.
Randy Galloway has a column on Darvish's stellar outing.
Richard Justice has a column raving about Darvish's performance.
Behind the paywall, Grant asks if Darvish could be even better than he was yesterday.
Sullivan's notes talk about how Josh Hamilton swings at the most first pitches of anyone in baseball right now, Justin Miller being released, Beltre's return, and Moreland getting a chance to face a string of righthanders. Also, Sullivan is still hung up on a certain veteran on a minor league deal:
The Rangers have a 40-man roster option at catcher in Luis Martinez, and in the outfield with Leonys Martin, Engel Beltre and Julio Borbon. But Brad Hawpe would have to be added to the 40-man roster if the Rangers decided to bring him up from Double-A at some point.