Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish

Height: 6-5
Weight: 220 lbs
Age: 36
College: None
San Diego Padres

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ESPNPadres' 5-HR barrage lifts Darvish to 100th win

Yu Darvish wasn't at his best, allowing four earned runs in just over five innings, but still emerged with his 100th career win behind his offense's five home runs in a 9-6 victory over the Rockies on Friday night.

Source: ESPN
Saturday, Jun 10, 2023

The ScoreMLB Friday best bets: Padres to start fast in Colorado

Thursday was our first off night this week. The Astros jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but were unable to score the rest of the night and eventually fell 3-2 to the Blue Jays. That turned out to be our only play as Alex Verdugo did not play in Cleveland.We still own a strong 7-3 record on the week, which we'll look to build on with three more plays Friday night.Padres (-190) @ Rockies (+160)Powered by a five-hit performance from Juan Soto, the Padres picked up a convincing 10-3 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.I expect them to carry that momentum forward - especially offensively - against Austin Gomber and the Rockies.Gomber has been horrendous this season, sporting a 6.99 ERA through 12 starts. His underlying numbers are equally concerning - he carries a FIP well above 6.0 and allows hard contact nearly 40% of the time.Although the Padres have disappointed this season, they've remained very potent against left-handed pitching. In that category, the team ranks 11th in wRC+ and fifth in ISO on the year.Gomber has struggled against mediocre opponents - over the past four starts, he allowed 16 runs over 17 innings against the Royals, Marlins, Reds, and Mets - so there's every reason to believe the Padres can make noise against him at Coors Field.Yu Darvish is not what he once was, but he shouldn't need to be to get a positive result. If he can hold the Rockies to two or three runs in the first half, I expect the Padres will hang onto a lead.That's how I will be attacking this game. A pitching advantage should allow the Padres' offense - which is slowly trending upward - to grind out a lead in the best hitting environment in MLB.Bet: Padres F5 -0.5 (-145)Marcus Stroman over 4.5 strikeouts (-125)Averaging a healthy 4.6 runs per game, the San Francisco Giants have a very strong offense. Their power comes with a cost, though - and that cost is a lot of strikeouts.The Giants have struck out in 25.3% of their at bats versus righties this season, which is the third-highest rate in the league. In that regard, they have shown absolutely no improvement as the season progresses. In fact, things are trending in the opposite direction.Over the past three weeks, the Giants have struck out in a whopping 27.1% of their at bats. Not good.Stroman is not a prolific strikeout artist, but he routinely goes over this number in much lesser matchups. He has recorded five strikeouts or more in nine of 13 starts (69%), including against teams like the Rays, Dodgers, and Rangers.As long as he doesn't concede a lot of power early - not a huge ask considering he has only allowed 0.57 homers per nine this season - he should be able to work well into the game and pick up a handful of strikeouts.Juan Soto over 1.5 total bases (-110)Soto has very extreme home/road splits. His numbers (.246 average, .365 wOBA) are not all that great on home soil, which checks out when you consider Petco Park is one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in the sport.It has some of the worst impacts in baseball when it comes to scoring runs and generating extra base hits.Soto's numbers on the road, though, are completely different. His batting average is approaching .300, and he leads the Padres in both wOBA and ISO. He hits the ball extremely well away from home.On Friday night, Soto finds himself in the best hitting environment in the majors, Coors Field.While Soto does not mash lefties, Gomber sports an ERA of nearly 7.0 and can be exploited by anybody.Even if Soto can't get the job done against Gomber, the Padres outfielder can easily look forward to four or five innings of work against an underwhelming bullpen.Todd Cordell is a sports betting writer at theScore. Be sure to follow him on Twitter @ToddCordell.Copyright © 2023 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Friday, Jun 9, 2023

FOX SportsPadres' Yu Darvish pitches SEVEN scoreless innings, striking out NINE Cubs in dominate start

Ace Yu Darvish DOMINATED with NINE strikeouts, tossing seven scoreless innings in the San Diego Padres' victory over the Chicago Cubs.

Source: FOX Sports
Sunday, Jun 4, 2023

Yahoo SportsYankees manager Aaron Boone breaks down 10-6 win over Padres, says Anthony Rizzo is 'ok' after tests Yankees Post Game

Aaron Boone met the media following the Yankees' 10-6 victory over the Padres on Sunday and discussed what his team was able to do right against a tough righty in Yu Darvish. Boone also gave an update on Anthony Rizzo, who left the game for tests which all came back positive according to the Yankees skipper. Boone expects Rizzo to play on Monday and says the first baseman is "ok."

Source: Yahoo Sports
Sunday, May 28, 2023

Yahoo SportsPadres vs Nationals Highlights

Juan Soto, Xander Bogaerts and Jake Cronenworth each crushed home runs to back Yu Darvish's start in the 7-4 Padres' win over the Nationals

Source: Yahoo Sports
Wednesday, May 24, 2023