Yu Darvish became the first Japanese pitcher to lead an MLB (Major League Baseball) win. His closest competitor in the National League dropped out of dispute on Saturday.
Most topics on sports forum sites suggest Darvish collecting his eighth win of the season on Friday. It was after tossing seven shutout innings in the Cubs 10-0 win over the Chicago White Sox.
Becoming the First Japanese Pitcher to Lead a Major League Win
Since the beginning of his career, this is the first time that Darvish earns the most wins in any major league. Although the 2020 Major League Baseball regular season, shortened to 60 games due to the pandemic, wraps up on Sunday.
Darvish won seven straight games from July 31 to September 4. At that time, he was named National League Pitcher of July and August. He is currently second in the league in ERA and tied for third in strikeouts.
With the achievements of the recently concluded MLB, he also becomes the first Japanese pitcher to be a leading candidate for the Cy Young Award. This award-giving body recognizes the MLB’s best pitchers as per sources of a site where to bet on sports.
Continuous to Improve His Skill
Darvish’s fastball has a lot of power, and his cutter’s velocity has been improving. During the playoffs, the atmosphere won’t change much with no spectators back yet. That’s where he will look into the pitch as if it is a coronavirus of the regular season.
Although no Japanese pitcher had led a major league in wins previously, Hideo Nomo led the National League in strikeouts in 1995. He was with Los Angeles Dodgers and the American League in 2001 with the Boston Red Sox.
Most virtual sports betting picks noticed that Darvish, thou led the American League strikeouts in 2013 with the Texas Rangers.