Yu Darvish feels vindicated after beating Dodgers
Yu Darvish had some trouble pitching at Dodger Stadium in his brief tenure with the team back in 2017, and the right-hander feels like he was finally able to atone for that with a strong performance on Saturday night.
Darvish allowed just two hits and one earned run in seven innings while leading the Chicago Cubs to a 2-1 win over the Dodgers. After the game, he spoke about how important it was for him to pitch well in LA.
"This was really important in my life. I think now I can move forward. I pitched good here." — Yu Darvish, on pitching a gem in Dodger Stadium, where he lost Game 7 of the 2017 World Series
— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) June 16, 2019
Darvish started Game 7 of the 2017 World Series against the Houston Astros, and he lasted just 1 2/3 innings. He gave up four earned runs and never really gave the Dodgers a chance, and they ended up losing 5-1. While their offense is just as much to blame, Darvish knows he put them in a massive hole.
A strong performance in June is nothing in comparison to Game 7 of the World Series, but the solid game in addition to what Clayton Kersaw said about Darvish should make him feel a lot better.