Yu Darvish’s name was announced at Petco Park in San Diego to kick off the final of the third inning on Wednesday afternoon, and Martin Solveig and GTA’s house hit “Intoxicated” rang out. all over the speaker
Anthony Rizzo, first bassist for the Chicago Cubs, used the song as a famous walk-up song. His arms were raised in the air in disdain, mocking former Cubs start-up Darwich in his first season with the San Diego Padres, grinning as he approached the batter.
Darvish made his first start with the Cubs since the offseason. Not mocking Rizzo.
His Highness pays homage.
“I use that song because it’s Rizzo who takes care of me when things go wrong. It didn’t work my way in Chicago,” Darwich said through his interpreter after the Padres’ 3-1 defeat. “In a way, it was to say ‘thank you’ to him, and obviously I have a good relationship. with him.”
Darvish has maintained his dominant season in rematches with his former team. By allowing just two runs in seven innings to keep his ERA at 2.28 through his first 13 runs with his new team. But the team from the Dress which has struggled hard in the past few weeks. Losing for the 10th time in 17 games
Darvish, 34, finished second in last year’s National League Cy Young Award vote and is one of the game’s best pitchers since the start of the 2020 season, going 14-5 with a 2.15 ERA, 185 hits and Only 33 walks in 155 chances
Darvish’s time with the Cubs has a difficult start. He joined them on a six-year, $126 million contract in February 2018 and was limited to just eight games that season. But he changed it in 2019, posting a 3.98 ERA in 178⅔ innings, then reaching another level in a shorter outbreak season.
“Looking back I had ups and downs in Chicago,” Darwish said. “The good and the bad times in retrospect. But what I found was the fans, the organization and even the media members there – I had a lot of support to pass my years there. Therefore, there is a feeling that I guess thank you there.”