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Yu Darvish sends hilarious tweet about Astros cheating scandal

Yu Darvish

Yu Darvish has shouldered much of the blame for the Los Angeles Dodgers losing to the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series, but the bombshell report that was published on Tuesday has some wondering if he may have been just another victim of sign stealing. Darvish has obviously heard those rumblings, but don’t expect him to admit it.

Shortly after The Athletic dropped its story about the Astros using electronics to steal signs back in 2017, Darvish — who was shelled in his two outings during the 2017 World Series — became a trending topic on Twitter. The Chicago Cubs pitcher sent a fantastic tweet about it.

Darvish is extremely entertaining on social media, which we were reminded of when he took a swipe at Justin Verlander during the playoffs this year. He also probably misspelled “trending” intentionally, hence the way he quickly corrected himself.

In total, Darvish allowed eight earned runs in 3 1/3 innings pitched during the World Series two years ago. His first start was in Game 3 at Houston, which is where the Astros appear to have been caught redhanded stealing signs as late in the season as September. Darvish was then knocked around again in Game 7 in Los Angeles.

The Astros said Darvish was tipping his pitches during that series, and the right-hander had done that before. However, it’s only natural for people to wonder now if there was some sort of sign stealing going on. Give Darvish credit for having a sense of humor about it.

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