At the time, Yu Darvish’s start in Game 3 of the World Series was the shortest of his career.
Game 7 did it one better—err, worse.
George Springer led off the game with a double ripped down the left field line. An inning later, Springer sent Darvish off with a monstrous two-run home run to put the Houston Astros up 5-0.
— MLB (@MLB) November 2, 2017
Twitter was predictably unkind to the Los Angeles Dodgers’ midseason acquisition, who lasted 1.2 innings following a 3.2-inning outing in Game 3.
— Cody Conners (@theofficialCC) November 2, 2017
— Flip Special (@flip_special) November 2, 2017
— Jeopardy! Sports (@JeopardySports) November 2, 2017
— Steve Mason (@VeniceMase) November 2, 2017
— LIDS (@lids) November 2, 2017
— The Shadow League (@ShadowLeagueTSL) November 2, 2017
Yu Darvish now holds a 21.60 ERA in the #WorldSeries.
— Stadium (@WatchStadium) November 2, 2017
Lol Yu Darvish is going to need a police escort out of the stadium tonight. #WorldSeriesGame7
— Philip DeFranco (@PhillyD) November 2, 2017
Yu Darvish had the worst World Series for any starting pitcher since 1960, when Art Ditmar got only 1 out apiece in 2 starts for NYY vs PIT.
— Greg Beacham (@gregbeacham) November 2, 2017
dave roberts needs to be fired…..immediately……how do u leave darvish in for so long???????? wtf?? (sorry for the delay, recording pod) pic.twitter.com/t5ZISE0YT1
— TOMMY G (@TommyG) November 2, 2017
Darvish faced 22 batters in this #WorldSeries.
He retired 10 of them.
3.1-9-9-8-2-0 w/2 HRs
— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) November 2, 2017
A little kid wearing a Yu Darvish costume tried to egg my house last night. He missed.
— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) November 2, 2017
More like Shoe Darvish, they’re walking all over him. @TylerIAm
— Young Martha (@ImDaRealMVP) November 2, 2017
Game 3 Yu Darvish: That was really, really bad.
Game 7 Yu Darvish: Hold my beer.
— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) November 2, 2017
Live look at Yu Darvish the last 2 games pitched: pic.twitter.com/kQgBypEiXr
— Evan Daniel (@itsevandaniel) November 2, 2017
Yu Darvish? More like Yu Garbage am I right?? pic.twitter.com/cWYOv53Lht
— Khaled Abdallah (@khaled74) November 2, 2017
The Dodgers front office re-evaluating their acquisition of Yu Darvish like: pic.twitter.com/KaQwOUqYrG
— MLB Spongebob (@MLBSponge) November 2, 2017
The Astros are up 5-0, and Clayton Kershaw has taken the mound for Los Angeles.
The Astros fended off the Dodgers, 5-1, for the first World Series title in franchise history.