Friday, March 2, 2012
Surprise Six: Yu Darvish faces top of order
By Richard Durrett
SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It was a large media contingent to see Yu Darvish face Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus, Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre in the third inning of an intrasquad game Friday. Here are six things that happened in Surprise today:
1. Yu Darvish's command wasn't quite where he wants it, but he has plenty of movement and he impressed the hitters he faced.
2. Here are some observations and a little more detail about Darvish's only inning of work.
3. MLB announced that the extra wild card team has been approved for the 2012 season. The Rangers are in favor of the move.
4. Neftali Feliz had a solid outing. So did other pitchers and fielders. Check out observations of the intrasquad game here.
5. Josh Hamilton is working on finding his 2010 swing again, saying he got into bad habits with his mechanics last year because he was injured and his body compensated.
6. Scott Feldman is focused on returning to his 2009 form.