Rangers Pitcher Yu Darvish Throws a Silly Curveball

Tristan ThornburghSocial Media StaffAugust 31, 2013

Texas Rangers right-hander Yu Darvish was in complete control of the Minnesota Twins through six innings Friday night, and this GIF of his filthy curveball in the fifth exemplifies it perfectly. 

Twins third baseman Trevor Plouffe saw an 80 mph slider and 94 mph fastball before Darvish threw this 61 mph curveball, which Plouffe started swinging at absurdly early.

Darvish had a no-hitter through six innings before eventually picking up the loss after giving up three runs in the seventh.

 

GIF via reddit, hat tip to Deadspin for the find. 

Related

    Report: Morphine Found in Roy Halladay's System

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Report: Morphine Found in Roy Halladay's System

    TMZ
    via TMZ

    Mets Invite Tebow to Spring Training

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Mets Invite Tebow to Spring Training

    Adam Wells
    via Bleacher Report

    Blue Jays Acquire Randal Grichuk

    MLB logo
    MLB

    Blue Jays Acquire Randal Grichuk

    Tim Daniels
    via Bleacher Report

    From 98 Wins to 100-Loss Candidate in 2 Years

    MLB logo
    MLB

    From 98 Wins to 100-Loss Candidate in 2 Years

    Jacob Shafer
    via Bleacher Report