Stat Line of the Night — 8/1/2013 — Yu Darvish
Yu Darvish entered Thursday’s action with an MLB-leading 172 strikeouts, and he padded that lead by equaling his season-high in strikeouts as he picked apart the Arizona Diamondbacks’ line-up.
Davish pitched seven solid innings, allowing just five hits, no walks and no earned runs against while striking out 14 during the Rangers’ 7-1 victory.
With 186 strikeouts on the season, the 26-year-old righty from Japan sits 14 K’s ahead of Matt Harvey for the MLB lead (Harvey recorded eight strikeouts of his own on Thursday during a loss to the Marlins). It was the fourth time this season that Darvish has recorded 14 strikeouts, and this time it earns him “The Stat Line of the Night” for Thursday, August 1, 2013.