Ron Washington checks in with Yu Darvish
|Ron Washington clears the air surrounding Roy Oswalt, touches on whether Yu Darvish is pitching with extra pressure and defends his lineup on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's "Ben and Skin Show."
Darvish dropped to 11-8 on the season after Monday's start against the Red Sox, in which he gave up six earned runs on a season high 11 hits in 6 2/3 innings.
Nadel asked Washington if it was reassuring to hear about Darvish’s state of mind.
“Yes, it really was," Washington said. "He’s finally relaxed and feeling like he can just go out there and be Yu Darvish and not worry about the results. I think we are about to see something special the rest of the way here. I don’t know when it’s going to click in, but it’s going to click in.”
The last Darvish-Washington meeting occurred after Darvish had lost three of four starts, but then he won his next three. The right-hander is scheduled to make his next start Sunday in the finale of a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
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