Rangers starter Yu Darvish made his inter-squad debut Wednesday afternoon. He didn't throw much, but he spun a pair of shutout innings against the Padres, whiffing three and allowing two doubles. FanGraphs' Eno Sarris has more on how he looked:
He showed his looping curve, if only once. He showed both sliders — one a more slurvy pitch, and the other tighter. His fastball had two or three distinct looks, even if the announcer pointed out that if you ask a catcher, "they’re all fastballs — you only put one finger down for any of em." The ball dipped, dived and darted — in both directions. He’s not likely to have platoon issues.
Pretty rosy, huh? Lots of people have lots of good things to say about Darvish's debut. He missed an awful lot of bats. Thankfully, there's Negative Internet Commenter to harsh any Darvish buzz you might have had going:
I don’t like his wrist action.
We’ll see how the elbow holds up.
Sure, Darvish is great - now - but, that wrist action, I tell you. Gotta remember to listen to John.