Darvish throws gem in Dodgers debut, beats Mets 6-0 (Aug 04, 2017)

NEW YORK (AP) Yu Darvish fit right in on a Dodgers: He dominated in his debut.

The cherished new pitcher struck out 10 over 7 innings of three-hit round during his initial diversion with Los Angeles, heading a tip group in a majors past a New York Mets 6-0 on Friday night.

”It couldn’t have went any better,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. ”I can’t even tell we how vehement he was to chuck that initial pitch.”

Chris Taylor strike a leadoff homer opposite Jacob deGrom, and Mets nemesis Chase Utley combined a two-run shot as Los Angeles softened baseball’s best record to 77-32 with a 11th feat in 12 games.

Yasiel Puig also went low for a steamrolling Dodgers, who have outscored New York 42-11 in winning all 5 meetings this season.

”They’re loaded,” New York manager Terry Collins pronounced before a game.

On a best extended hurl by a large joining group given World War II, a Dodgers are 42-7 given Jun 7 – a widen desolate in authorization history. They’ve won 22 of 25 given Jul 4, with all 3 waste entrance opposite Atlanta.

”Everybody’s unequivocally assured relocating forward,” Taylor said.

In his initial start given being acquired from Texas for 3 prospects during Monday’s trade deadline, Darvish (1-0) done a Dodgers seem some-more formidable. The four-time All-Star snapped a five-game losing aria and won for a initial time in 9 outings given Jun 12 during Houston.

”His things looked electric,” Utley said.

Darvish went 6-9 with a 4.01 ERA in 22 starts for a Rangers – and his final one was a dud. The right-hander gave adult a career-high 10 runs over 3 2/3 innings Jul 26 in a 22-10 detriment to Miami, though his initial diversion with Los Angeles went as well-spoken as could be.

”He seems like he only fits in perfect. we was only happy that we got a equine – another equine – that we could fit in into a rotation, so now you’re not saying 3 lefties in a row,” catcher Yasmani Grandal said. ”We knew we indispensable a righty starter.”

Mixing his 95-96 mph fastball with a 71-75 mph bend and a rest of his discriminating assortment, Darvish silenced a Mets group that has mislaid 5 of six.

”He throws anything during any time and he was really good tonight,” New York slugger Jay Bruce said.

Darvish done a nifty gash of a line expostulate to shun difficulty in a first. He late his final 9 batters, distinguished out a final three.

”First inning, it’s a opposite environment, opposite players behind me,” Darvish pronounced by a translator. ”But (from the) initial inning to a second inning, it was all good.”

Josh Fields and Luis Avilan finished adult as Los Angeles hold a Mets to 4 singles – dual by Michael Conforto and one by deGrom, who became a initial New York pitcher to take a bottom given Oliver Perez in May 2008.

Taylor set a tinge by opening a diversion with a tough at-bat opposite deGrom (12-5), who has mislaid uninterrupted starts after winning 8 straight.

Taylor worked an 0-2 count full and connected on a ninth representation he saw, a 97 mph fastball, for his second career leadoff homer.

”Got to be softened in a initial inning,” deGrom said. ”My things was good tonight. we wasn’t means to locate it.”

Puig combined a solo shot in a second, environment a career high with his 20th home run.

Utley, booed all night, homered into a second rug in right margin off Josh Smoker in a sixth. The second baseman, who pennyless New York shortstop Ruben Tejada’s leg with a late takeout slip in a 2015 playoffs, has 39 career home runs opposite a Mets, many among active players.

”I know Chase enjoys personification here,” Roberts said.


Touted rookie Amed Rosario singled and stole a bottom in his Citi Field entrance for a Mets. The 21-year-old shortstop was called adult from a minors before Tuesday’s diversion during Colorado. ”I am really grateful for a greeting we got from a fans,” he pronounced by a translator.


Dodgers: LHP Clayton Kershaw (lower behind strain) won’t start throwing off a pile anytime in a subsequent few days, Roberts said. … LHP Alex Wood feels good about creation his subsequent scheduled start, Roberts said. Wood pronounced he felt a small sleepy after violence Atlanta on Thursday night. It’s probable he could skip a spin though unlikely, Roberts explained. … OF Andre Ethier, sidelined all deteriorate by a herniated disk, substantially will start a rehab assignment with Class A Rancho Cucamonga in a subsequent few days.

Mets: All-Star closer Jeurys Familia is throwing in Florida and could lapse by a third week of August, ubiquitous manager Sandy Alderson said. Familia had medicine in May for a blood clot nearby his right armpit. … RHP Noah Syndergaard (torn lat muscle) and RHP Matt Harvey (shoulder) are still approaching behind this season. … CF Juan Lagares (broken left thumb) is rehabbing during Double-A Binghamton. … RHP Robert Gsellman (strained left hamstring) should be behind soon, Alderson said.


Dodgers LHP Rich Hill (8-4, 3.35 ERA) starts a center diversion of a array Saturday opposite RHP Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.53). Hill was a NL pitcher of a month for July, going 4-0 with a 1.45 ERA in 5 starts. He kick a Mets during Dodger Stadium on Jun 21 though has a 9.00 ERA in 13 career innings opposite them.

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