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Yu Darvish posts heartfelt message after rough Game 7 start

Yu Darvish didn’t rise to the occasion Wednesday night, struggling mightily in his Game 7 start in the World Series. The Los Angeles Dodgers starter lasted only 1.2 innings, allowing all five Houston Astros runs in what turned out to be a 5-1 loss.

Darvish, acquired by the Dodgers at the trade deadline from the Texas Rangers, took to Twitter early Thursday morning to express sincere gratitude for the opportunity to make a run at a championship, writing the “World Series resulted in disappointment due to my lack of performance.”

To say Darvish had himself a disastrous World Series actually would be an understatement. After earning victories in his starts in the NLDS and NLCS, Darvish failed to get out of the second inning in both his starts in the World Series, becoming the first starting pitcher to do since 1960.

All told, Darvish allowed nine runs (eight earned) in less than four full innings of action, obviously nothing short of an unmitigated disaster, as his 0-2 record and 21.60 ERA abundantly illustrates.

That said, Darvish deserves credit for owning up to his miserable performance while also demonstrating a lot of class in his humble social media dispatch.

“This pain,” Darvish said after the game, “is going to stay in me for a while.”