“I will come back and pitch this season.”
Japanese starting pitcher Darvish Yu 바카라 of the San Diego Padres was placed on the injured list (IL) on the 15th. MLB.com, the official homepage of Major League Baseball, said, “San Diego’s postseason hopes were dealt another serious blow when Darvish went to the IL on the 15th with right elbow inflammation.”
‘MLB.com’ said, “Darvish received additional tests to determine the extent of his injury. San Diego has yet to reveal the results.” However, after the St. “he said.
“I don’t think this season is over. My plan is to come back and pitch this season,” Darvish said. said.
Darvish signed a six-year, $108 million (approximately 142.7 billion won) contract extension with San Diego ahead of this season. However, in 24 games this season, he is 8-10, 136⅓ innings, 71 runs (69 earned), 51 walks, 141 strikeouts, an average ERA of 4.56 and a WHIP (on-base allowed per inning) of 1.30. Compared to his last season, he’s underperforming. Last season, in 30 games, 16 wins, 8 losses, 194⅔ innings, 67 runs (67 ERA), 49 walks, 197 strikeouts, an average ERA of 3.10 WHIP marked 0.95.
Darvish recorded 3 losses, 29 innings, 16 runs (15 ERA), 8 walks, 24 strikeouts, 4.66 WHIP, and 1.34 ERA in 5 games in August. In the Milwaukee Brewers expedition on the 26th, after showing a sluggish appearance with 5 runs (5 earned), 6 hits (1 home run), 2 walks and 3 strikeouts in 4 innings, he came down from the mound and eventually revealed that he had a problem with his elbow.
Originally, Darvish planned to start against St. Louis on the 31st, but due to an injury, Rich Hill started as a substitute. Hill allowed 3 runs (3 earned), 5 hits (1 home run), 1 walk and 2 strikeouts in 4 innings. However, for the second day in a row, the team was hit by Tommy Hyun-soo Edmon. In the bottom of the ninth inning with a 4-3 lead, Edmon hit a walk-off two-run home run off Josh Hader with two outs on second base.
San Diego, which fell into the swamp of two consecutive losses, is 4th in the National League West with 62 wins and 72 losses. With 28 games left in the regular league, the difference between the match and the wild card advance is 8 games. This is the moment when hope disappears. If the possibility of advancing to the postseason disappears, there seems to be no reason to urgently return Darvish.