#PitchersWhoTake: Yu Darvish shocked everyone and drew a bases-loaded walk in the NLCS
That left lots of people scratching their heads as the Dodgers had the bases loaded. Sure, Darvish had only allowed a first-inning home run to
Instead, manager Dave Roberts left the Dodgers' other ace in (even if this one didn't realize that Roberts was responsible for the pivotal steal in the 2004 ALCS). And the skipper wound up looking like a fortune-telling genius.
Carl Edwards Jr.'s first pitch was high. So was his second and third. He then missed outside and it was done: Darvish had walked in a run to give the Dodgers a 4-1 lead. It was the first time a pitcher had walked with the bases loaded in the postseason since 1977.
And Darvish, well, he may not have a lot of experience with bat flips, but he tried -- opting to go with the rare and emphatic overhand route:
Edwards could only shake his head in disgust:
But the internet? Well, the internet was thrilled:
Yu Darvish has as many postseason RBI as Ted Williams.— Kazuto Yamazaki (@Kazuto_Yamazaki) October 18, 2017
If you think THAT was nuts, Jim Palmer walked with the bases loaded in two consecutive innings in the 1971 WS: https://t.co/8ps3e8I02D— Andrew Simon (@AndrewSimonMLB) October 18, 2017
Yu Darvish and Dave Roberts just absolutely schemed their way into that run pic.twitter.com/fl09CJnXe1— Cespedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) October 18, 2017
Of course, because this is baseball, Edwards then returned to strike out
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Michael Clair writes about baseball for Cut4. He believes stirrup socks are an integral part of every formal outfit and Adam Dunn's pitching performance was baseball's greatest moment.