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Get Ready For Yu Darvish Vs. C.J. Wilson

This should be fun.


Yu Darvish is tentatively scheduled to open up Texas' homestand next Friday, when the Rangers return home to take on the Los Angeles Angels. Darvish has been excellent over his last two starts, and hopefully will make it three excellent starts in a row on Sunday when he pitches in Cleveland.


So, what's the big deal about Darvish opening up Texas' homestand? Well, he'll be pitching against the Los Angeles Angels. Let's remember that Ron Washington intentionally hid Darvish from the Angels during Cactus League play, so this will be Los Angeles' first ever look at Darvish.


What makes the game even juicier? Albert Pujols' struggles? Nah. C.J. Wilson is currently in line to start that game against Darvish, marking the first time Wilson pitches against the Rangers in the career -- and he'll be doing it against Darvish, the man who replaced Wilson in the rotation.


Here's hoping Mike Napoli goes yard against Wilson.


Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.