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Darvish became the third player in history to win 200 career

San Diego Padres’ Darvish Yu Darvish (38) became the third player in history to win 200 career U.S.-Japan games.

Darvish pitched seven innings of two-hit ball, walking one and striking out nine in a no-decision against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday (Feb. 20) at Tristate Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

After getting leadoff hitter Ronald Acuña Jr. to ground out to third base in the top of the first inning with San Diego up 3-0, Darvish got Aji Alvis to fly out to right field. Marcell Osuna followed with a double, but Darvish struck out Matt Olson to end the inning. In the second, he gave up a leadoff single to Orlando Arcia, but induced a 5-6-3 double play to Michael Harris II and struck out Zach Short.

Darvish walked Acuña Jr. in the top of the third, but got Albies to fly out to center field. In the fourth inning, he struck out the side with two strikeouts to end the inning. He then retired the Atlanta batters in order in the fifth, sixth, and seventh innings. 토토사이트 Darvish was relieved by Adrian Morejon in the eighth inning with San Diego up 9-0. The Padres cruised to a 9-1 victory and their second straight win.

Darvish threw 99 pitches, including a slider (32), four-seam (20), sinker (13), knuckleball (12), sweeper (8), curve (6), splitter (5), and cutter (3). His fastball topped out at 94.8 miles per hour (152.6 kilometers per hour), and his knuckleball, sweeper, and curveball generated more than a 40 percent swinging strike rate.

Darvish picked up his fourth win of the season with the outing.

He is now 4-1 with a 2.08 ERA in nine games (47⅔ innings). According to MLB.com, “Darvish extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 25 innings. It’s the first time in his major league career that he’s gone four straight games without allowing an earned run. It is the first time in Padres history that Darvish has pitched at least five innings in four consecutive games without allowing an earned run. He also joins Kenny Rogers and Darvish (2005) as the only pitchers 37 years old or older to throw four consecutive scoreless starts since 1901.”

Darvish, who is 107-86 with a 3.55 ERA in 275 career major league games (1,672 innings), became the third Japanese-American pitcher in history to reach the 200-win plateau (107 wins in the major leagues and 78 in Nippon Professional Baseball), joining Hideo Nomo (123 wins in the major leagues and 78 in Nippon Professional Baseball) and Hiroki Kuroda (79 wins in the major leagues and 124 in Nippon Professional Baseball).

“Darvish was originally scheduled to pitch on the 19th, but his start was pushed back a day due to rain cancellation,” said Japanese media outlet SporNichi Annex. However, 사설 토토사이트 the veteran pitcher remained unaffected and shut down the powerful Atlanta batting lineup,” and congratulated Darvish on his 200th career win in Japan and the United States.

“It doesn’t feel particularly real,” Darvish said. I pitched well against Atlanta, though. We have a doubleheader tomorrow, and it was good that I was able to pitch seven innings. The (Nippon Ham) Fighters, the Fighters fans, and the whole country of Japan have helped me since I joined the professional organization. I will continue to play baseball without forgetting my gratitude,” he said after reaching the 200-win mark in his U.S.-Japan career.