Yu Darvish takes loss as Padres drop series opener to Dodgers
Los Angeles – Yu Darvish took his eleventh loss Tuesday, pitching 4 innings of two-run ball because the San Diego Padres fell 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The loss to a Nationwide League West rival continued a depressing run for San Diego, whose beautiful late-season collapse culminated with its elimination from playoff competition over the weekend.
The 35-year-old Darvish (8-11) struck out six, whereas permitting 5 hits and 4 walks earlier than making an early exit from the sequence opener at Dodger Stadium with the Padres trailing 2-0.
He gave up an RBI double to Trea Turner within the first and a third-inning RBI single to AJ Pollock that scored Turner after he took third on a wild pitch.
Proper-hander Walker Buehler (15-4) was dominant by seven scoreless innings for the playoff-bound Dodgers, hanging out 5, with three hits and a pair of walks.
The Padres’ woes have mirrored these of their Japanese right-hander. Darvish’s spectacular first half of the season earned him Nationwide League All-Star choice, however accidents prevented him pitching constantly within the second half.
Decrease again issues pressured him onto the injured record twice and he suffered a seven-game dropping streak from the beginning of July.
Regardless of his struggles, Darvish has nonetheless regarded like an ace at instances within the second half, together with a scoreless seven-inning begin with 9 strikeouts in opposition to the St. Louis Cardinals in mid-September.
It’s unclear whether or not Darvish will pitch once more this season. The Padres may determine to start out him Sunday of their season finale in opposition to the playoff-bound San Francisco Giants.
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