Didn't get enough of Yu Darvish in his Cactus League debut last week against the San Diego Padres? Didn't think so. Luckily for Rangers fans, or baseball fans in general, Darvish's second start will be broadcast live on MLB Network at 3 p.m. CT. MLB Network was even kind enough to remove the local blackout in Texas' market, so anybody with MLB Network in the Dallas area should be able to watch Darvish's second start live.
Darvish was effective in his debut against the Padres last week, striking out three batters while surrendering two hits in two innings of work. Darvish, though, said he was unhappy with his command in post-game comments -- despite pitching solely out of the stretch in his debut.
Ron Washington stated that Darvish's second start workload will be equal to that of the rest of Texas' staff, so expect roughly three innings from Darvish, and 50 pitches.