|Oct. 7 5:36 PM PT6:36 PM MT7:36 PM CT8:36 PM ET20:36 ET0:36 GMT8:36 5:36 PM MST7:36 PM EST8:06 PM VEN4:36 UAE (+1)7:36 PM CT-Darvish allowed a career-high four homers and all five of Toronto's runs in five innings to lose Game 2 of the ALDS.
Analysis: It was only Darvish's second postseason appearance in his five seasons with the Rangers after coming from Japan. The right-hander lost the 2012 AL wild-card game to Baltimore, and missed all of last season after Tommy John surgery. Darvish had as many strikeouts as homers allowed, becoming the first pitcher in the postseason to allow four homers in a game since Minnesota's Rick Reed against Oakland in Game 3 of the 2002 ALDS.
|Oct. 6 7:27 PM PT8:27 PM MT9:27 PM CT10:27 PM ET22:27 ET2:27 GMT10:27 7:27 PM MST9:27 PM EST9:57 PM VEN6:27 UAE (+1)9:27 PM CT-Darvish is set to start Game 2 of the ALDS against Toronto on Friday.
Analysis: The right-hander's only previous playoff appearance was the wild-card game in 2012 when he lost to Baltimore, allowing three runs - two earned - and striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings. Darvish won his final two starts of the regular season, allowing one earned run over 13 innings. He hasn't faced the Jays since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year. He is 3-2 with a 2.45 ERA in seven career starts against them, with 61 strikeouts in 47 2/3 innings.
|Oct. 1 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Darvish looked playoff-ready with a season-high 12 strikeouts in six innings, allowing one run, as the Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 on Friday night and clinched home-field advantage throughout the postseason.
Analysis: His 28th career game of double-digit strikeouts is the second-most in a pitcher's first 100 major league starts, topped only by Dwight Gooden (31). Darvish will likely start Game 2 of the Division Series - following Cole Hamels - in his first postseason appearance since losing the 2012 AL wild-card game to Baltimore.
|Sep. 24 5:25 PM PT6:25 PM MT7:25 PM CT8:25 PM ET20:25 ET0:25 GMT8:25 5:25 PM MST7:25 PM EST7:55 PM VEN4:25 UAE (+1)7:25 PM CT-Darvish had his finest outing of the season Saturday, striking out nine while yielding just two hits and a walk in seven scoreless innings to beat Oakland.
Analysis: It matched the right-hander's longest start of the season. His ERA on the road dropped to 2.28, but his final scheduled start of the regular season comes next Saturday at home, where he has a 4.59 ERA. However, he will face the Rays, a team against which he's 3-0 with a 1.00 ERA.
|Sep. 18 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET0:50 ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST12:20 AM VEN8:50 UAE11:50 PM CT-Darvish's problems against Oakland continued in Saturday's start, as he was tagged for a career high-tying seven runs and walked four over five innings of an 11-2 loss.
Analysis: The lone silver lining is that Darvish managed eight strikeouts. He's now 2-9 with a 5.07 ERA in 13 career meetings with the A's, and his next scheduled start comes in Oakland in a week.
|Sep. 15 6:08 AM PT7:08 AM MT8:08 AM CT9:08 AM ET9:08 ET13:08 GMT21:08 6:08 AM MST8:08 AM EST8:38 AM VEN17:08 UAE8:08 AM CT-Derek Holland was announced as Wednesday's starter after Tuesday night's game, with original starter Yu Darvish moved to start Saturday.
Analysis: The Rangers are being cautious with Darvish, who has missed a significant portion of the season due to injury.
|Sep. 10 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET13:18 ET17:18 GMT1:18 10:18 AM MST12:18 PM EST12:48 PM VEN21:18 UAE12:18 PM CT-Darvish limited the Angels to two singles in the first six innings while striking out nine in a 2-1 win Friday.
Analysis: Darvish bounced back sharply from a rough start last week, when he lasted just four innings against the Astros. ''When I was warming up, I wasn't feeling good,'' Darvish said. ''When I got deeper into the game I was able to make adjustments. I'm very happy about that.''
|Sep. 5 9:16 AM PT10:16 AM MT11:16 AM CT12:16 PM ET12:16 ET16:16 GMT0:16 9:16 AM MST11:16 AM EST11:46 AM VEN20:16 UAE11:16 AM CT-Darvish, in his shortest outing this season, allowed five runs in four innings in the Rangers' 7-6 loss to the Astros on Sunday.
Analysis: Darvish hasn't been very good in his last three outings, posting a 5.94 ERA and 1.62 WHIP.
|Aug. 30 7:35 AM PT8:35 AM MT9:35 AM CT10:35 AM ET10:35 ET14:35 GMT22:35 7:35 AM MST9:35 AM EST10:05 AM VEN18:35 UAE9:35 AM CT-Darvish pushed his unbeaten streak to five starts Monday, striking out nine and allowing three runs in 6 2/3 innings of a win over the Mariners.
Analysis: The right-hander is 3-0 with a 2.70 ERA in those five outings while striking out 36 over 33 1/3 innings.
|Aug. 25 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST1:23 PM VEN21:53 UAE12:53 PM CT-Darvish didn't get a decision but hit his first major league home run in the Rangers' 6-5 win at Cincinnati on Wednesday. On the mound, the right-hander issued a season-high five walks while being reached for five runs - three earned - in six innings.
Analysis: Darvish had been exhibiting good control entering the game, having walked just four in 39 innings over a six-start stretch in which he posted a 2.54 ERA. He'll aim for a sharper result when the Japanese star opposes countryman Hisashi Iwakuma Monday against Seattle.
|Aug. 18 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Darvish struck out nine and walked one while allowing two runs in seven-plus innings as the AL-best Rangers beat the A's 6-2 on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Oakland had gone 8-0 in its previous 10 games against Darvish, whose only win over the A's had been the first time they faced him on May 16, 2012, only his eighth game in the majors after the previous seven seasons in Japan. No other MLB team has more than three wins against him. He next takes the ball Wednesday at Cincinnati, and has gone 7-2 with a 1.90 ERA in 11 career interleague starts.
|Aug. 13 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 ET18:08 GMT2:08 11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Darvish yielded four runs - two earned - and five hits in 6 2/3 innings Friday, walking one and striking out five to beat the Tigers.
Analysis: It was the first win since June 3 for Darvish, who improved to 6-0 against Detroit. Another good sign for the Rangers is that the right-hander topped 100 pitches for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
|July 28 10:05 AM PT11:05 AM MT12:05 PM CT1:05 PM ET13:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE12:05 PM CT-Darvish held the A's to two runs and four hits through six innings Wednesday, though his winless streak reached four straight starts.
Analysis: Darvish was in line for his first victory since June 3 before the A's scored four times off the bullpen in the eighth. He recorded six strikeouts and now has 45 in 32 innings, proving his stuff hasn't been an issue in his return from Tommy John surgery.
|July 23 12:14 PM PT1:14 PM MT2:14 PM CT3:14 PM ET15:14 ET19:14 GMT3:14 12:14 PM MST2:14 PM EST2:44 PM VEN23:14 UAE2:14 PM CT-Darvish gave up three runs and seven hits while striking out 11 over six innings in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Royals.
Analysis: Darvish was making his second start since coming off the DL with a shoulder problem. He next takes the ball Wednesday against an A's team that has totaled four runs in its last three games.
|June 13 6:26 PM PT7:26 PM MT8:26 PM CT9:26 PM ET21:26 ET1:26 GMT9:26 6:26 PM MST8:26 PM EST8:56 PM VEN5:26 UAE (+1)8:26 PM CT-Darvish returned from the disabled list Saturday to strike out nine but was inefficient and wild at times, and Anthony Rizzo's two-run double off him helped lead the Cubs past the Texas Rangers 3-1 on Saturday.
Analysis: In his first start since June 8 because of shoulder pain, Darvish (2-1) reached 98 mph and allowed only two runs and two hits, but the Japanese right-hander lasted just 4 1/3 innings thanks to four walks and shoddy defense.
|June 9 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Darvish will not make Monday's scheduled start due to neck and shoulder stiffness.
Analysis: Darvish exited Wednesday's start against Houston - his third since returning from Tommy John surgery - after five innings and 76 pitches and cut short a throwing session on Saturday due to continued discomfort. The three-time All-Star will be sent back to Texas for an evaluation from team physician Dr. Keith Meister on Monday.
|June 8 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET21:56 ET1:56 GMT9:56 6:56 PM MST8:56 PM EST9:26 PM VEN5:56 UAE (+1)8:56 PM CT-Darvish exited after five innings on Wednesday night in his third start for the Rangers since Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: Darvish appeared to show some discomfort against Houston after a 63 mph breaking pitch that struck out George Springer for the second out of the fifth. Darvish shook his right arm a couple of times after the strikeout. After throwing a couple of warmup pitches, he remained in the game and retired Carlos Correa. The Rangers had said Darvish could throw up to 95 pitches. He threw 76 pitches with seven strikeouts and four walks.
|May 29 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Darvish allowed three hits and a run with seven strikeouts in five strong innings Saturday. He came out after 81 pitches, just shy of the target Texas had for him after five rehab outings this month.
Analysis: It was the Japanese right-hander's return from last year's Tommy John surgery Saturday night.
|May 22 6:30 PM PT7:30 PM MT8:30 PM CT9:30 PM ET21:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST9:00 PM VEN5:30 UAE (+1)8:30 PM CT-Darvish will start Saturday's game against Pittsburgh after being activated from the disabled list.
Analysis: It will be the Japanese star's first major league start since Aug. 9, 2014. Darvish, who missed all of last season recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in March 2015, threw six scoreless innings in an 87-pitch rehab start for Double-A Frisco on Sunday.
|May 6 6:47 PM PT7:47 PM MT8:47 PM CT9:47 PM ET21:47 ET1:47 GMT9:47 6:47 PM MST8:47 PM EST9:17 PM VEN5:47 UAE (+1)8:47 PM CT-Darvish was solid in his second minor league rehab start, giving up two hits and one run in three innings for Triple-A Round Rock on Friday night.
Analysis: Darvish struck out the first two New Orleans batters he faced. The Zephyrs, a Miami Marlins affiliate, nicked him for a run in the top of the second on Isaac Galloway's two-out single and a double by Tomas Telis.
|May 1 8:44 PM PT9:44 PM MT10:44 PM CT11:44 PM ET23:44 ET3:44 GMT11:44 8:44 PM MST10:44 PM EST11:14 PM VEN7:44 UAE (+1)10:44 PM CT-Darvish threw 18 of 32 pitches for strikes in a rehab start Sunday, the first game for the Texas Rangers ace since Tommy John surgery more than 13 months ago.
Analysis: Darvish worked two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and one walk for Double-A Frisco against Corpus Christi, an affiliate of the Houston Astros.
|Apr. 22 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-Darvish is taking part in minor league rehab starts as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.
Analysis: The three-time All-Star, who last pitched in a major league game Aug. 9, 2014, is on track to return sometime in late May.
|Apr. 21 1:59 PM PT2:59 PM MT3:59 PM CT4:59 PM ET16:59 ET20:59 GMT4:59 1:59 PM MST3:59 PM EST4:29 PM VEN0:59 UAE (+1)3:59 PM CT-Darvish is close to throwing in a game for the first time since his elbow surgery last year. Darvish threw 47 pitches Thursday in his third session on the mound for live batting practice.
Analysis: The next scheduled step in his rehab is pitching in a game for Double-A Frisco next Tuesday night. The Japanese right-hander is on track to be back in the Rangers rotation by late May.
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|2013||Tex||13||9||0 - 0||32||32||0||209.2||145||68||66||26||80||1||277||1.07||2.83|
|2014||Tex||10||7||0 - 0||22||22||2||144.1||133||54||49||13||49||1||182||1.26||3.06|
|2016||Tex||7||5||0 - 0||17||17||0||100.1||81||43||38||12||31||1||132||1.12||3.41|
|Career||46||30||0 - 0||100||100||2||645.2||515||254||236||65||249||4||812||1.18||3.29|
|2012||Tex||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.2||5||3||2||0||0||0||7||2.70|
|WC||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||6.2||5||3||2||0||0||0||7||2.70|
|2016||Tex||Total||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||4||1||0||4||9.00|
|LDS||0||1||0 - 0||1||1||0||5.0||5||5||5||4||1||0||4||9.00|
|Career||0||2||0 - 0||2||2||0||11.2||10||8||7||4||1||0||11||5.40|
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
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Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
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Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
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