Fans apologize to Yu Darvish following Astros cheating allegations
Astros.’ data-reactid=”15″>Things went downhill for Darvish in the World Series, where he surrendered nine runs in 3 1/3 innings across two starts. This includes Game 7, when he threw 47 pitches in 1 2/3 innings, allowing five runs in a 5-1 series-clinching win for the Astros.
according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, due to fears of how the city’s anger towards him would affect his family.” data-reactid=”16″>Darvish became a scapegoat for the Dodgers’ World Series loss and faced heavy backlash from fans. Consequentially, he had concerns about re-signing with the Dodgers when he became a free agent that offseason, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times, due to fears of how the city’s anger towards him would affect his family.
Two years later, and fans are now apologizing for directing their anger at Darvish for his World Series performance. Why?
Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci was the case.” data-reactid=”18″>Tuesday, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich reported the Astros stole opposing teams’ signs electronically during the 2017 season. This conflicts with the notion of Darvish tipping his pitches in the World Series, which an anonymous Astros player told Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci was the case.
Everyone owes Yu Darvish an apology
— Randi 🦃 (@dodgers_randi) November 13, 2019
i will go to war for yu darvish. he deserves justice.
— 𝕡𝕖𝕪𝕥𝕠𝕟 ✌︎ (@peytonboston) November 12, 2019
The notion of Darvish tipping his pitches is now in question altogether:
Andrew Friedman today, regarding allegations the Astros used a sign-stealing system in 2017.
“We had a player who was really good at picking up pitch-tipping type things and watched the (Yu) Darvish outings and said you couldn’t sell out on something that Darvish was doing.”
— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) November 12, 2019
Make of this what you will: Chase Utley studied Yu Darvish’s starts in the World Series, and reported back to Andrew Friedman that Darvish was not giving off pitch-tipping cues. https://t.co/I2B1U6YWXj
— Andy McCullough (@ByMcCullough) November 13, 2019
Darvish joined the Cubs in 2018 on a six-year deal. After an injury-riddled debut season with the Cubs, he took off post-All-Star break in 2019 and is expected to be the team’s Opening Day starter in 2020. Although what happened in 2017 can’t be changed, it’s nice to see he’s moved forward.
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