After giving up 2 hits and 0 walks in his first 2 innings of work last week, Darvish suffered under the mighty tomahawk-chopping hands of the Cleveland Indians today. He gave up 2 runs on 3 hits and 4 walks. His line would've looked even worse if his defense hadn't picked him up with a double play and 2 caught stealing.
Now, Weaver also sucked in his 2nd outing this spring, but most of us chocked it up to practicing new pitches. We have yet to hear an excuse for why Darvish sucked today, but I can't imagine it would be for the same reason since he is new to MLB and doesn't have the luxury of fooling around with new pitches at this point. So, he must've sucked today because...well...he sucks! Or at least he has the potential to suck at times.
C.J. Wilson, the bastard (but he's our bastard now!) Texas cast aside for Yu Golden Boy Darvish, has yet to give up a run and has 2 walks and 2 hits in 5 innings. However, we all know that spring training numbers are not often good indicators of what will transpire in the regular season, and that small sample sizes are not conclusive. Angels fans probably can't gear up for a Texas-sized laugh and I-told-you-so just yet. But at this point it seems like a possibility, a possibility that I relish. So, the question is - when CAN we laugh in their fat faces?