Will Venable objects to Yu Darvish

Updated: March 8, 2012, 5:27 PM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- It only took one Cactus League start for Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish to create a little rivalry with one of the first major league hitters he faced.

Darvish gave up a leadoff double in the second inning to San Diego Padres outfielder Will Venable, who belted a 2-2 fastball high in the zone in Wednesday's game in Peoria. The ball hit high up on the tall wall in center field. Anywhere else in the park, and it likely would have been a home run.

But when ...

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