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Yu Darvish's Near Miss 

Here are 26 stats, one for each out recorded by Yu Darvish in his near miss-terpiece.


  1. Yu Darvish threw 111 pitches.
  2. Batters swung at 57.7% and missed on 42.2%.
  3. He tossed 78 strikes.
  4. Darvish induced 27 swing-and-misses.
  5. Lefties saw 69 pitches, swung at 42, missed on 18.
  6. Righties saw 42 pitches, swung at 22, missed on 9.
  7. Batters chased 43.8% of Darvish's pitches.
  8. Batters fouled of 24 pitches.
  9. There were 14 called strikes.
  10. On his 14 strikeouts, the average velocity was 85.7, the fastest strikeout pitch was 97.4, the slowest was 79.1.
  11. There were three called strike threes.
  12. Batters chased 28 pitches out of the strike zone.
  13. Of the 13 non-strikeouts, nine were grounders.
  14. There were 16 batters who went to two strikes and 14 whiffed.
  15. Darvish threw 20 fastballs including the one that went for a hit. He had two strikeouts on fastballs.
  16. He threw four curveballs.
  17. He threw 32 sliders and recorded 11 strikeouts.
  18. He threw 50 cutters and recorded one whiff.
  19. He threw four splitters.
  20. Darvish threw 57 pitches over 90 mph.
  21. He threw 12 pitches 95+ mph, hitting a high of 97.4.
  22. Five batters reached three balls on the count, four ended up striking out. 
  23. He went full on four batters, all four whiffed.
  24. No batter started off 3-0.
  25. Lefties were 1-for-18, righties were 0-for-9.
  26. Darvish had a 96 Game Score for this effort. His previous high was 78, which he achieved twice last September.



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