With three starts remaining, right-hander Yu Darvish has the chance to set the MLB rookie record for a Japanese- born pitcher in wins. He will likely have the second most innings pitched to Daisuke Matsuzaka and already has the second-most strikeouts to Hideo Nomo. He just doesn't care. Darvish, who starts at Seattle on Friday, is tied with Daisuke Matsuzaka for most wins by a Japanese rookie (15) and has 176 2/3 innings, 28 fewer than Matsuzaka had in 2007. Hideo Nomo set the strikeout mark with 232 in 1995. Darvish has 205. "Personally, I don't put much into those numbers," Darvish said through an interpreter Tuesday. "Those guys were pitching in a different era, against different hitters. I don't put much into them and I don't have much interest in them."
Yu Darvish has chance to set rookie record for wins by Japanese-born pitcher
Dallas Morning News | Sep 19