Padres Yu Darvish defines MLB pitching trends in the 2022 season

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SAN DIEGO – On the precipice of disaster, Yu Darvish knew just what to do to start his start Saturday night. They would spin his way out of trouble. With the bases loaded, two outs and a full count to Mookie Betts of the Dodgers in the second inning, the Padres ace broke off an 88-mph cutter. Betts swung and missed. Starting with that pitch, Darvish threw only eight fastballs among his final 40 pitches. The Dodgers, the highest-scoring team in baseball, managed only one hit and no runs in six innings against Darvish as the Padres won, 3–2, in 10 innings.

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