Yu Darvish shows grit in hyped debut

Anxiety got to Rangers righty in awful first inning, but his response was impressive

Updated: April 10, 2012, 11:03 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers spent $112 million and waited 82 days for Yu Darvish to make his major league debut.

What a letdown -- at least for an inning. Maybe two.

So much hype. So much anticipation. So little control.

For a while, it seemed that Darvish was going to have one of the most forgettable debuts in Dallas-Fort Worth history after an awful first inning.

He can thank the Rangers' booming bats for taking him off the hook -- Nelson Cruz, Mitch ...

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