Incoming! Darvish hit by throw to mound

October 23rd, 2022

Heads up, Yu!

Padres starting pitcher was caught off guard in the first inning on Sunday afternoon during the Phillies' 4-3 victory in Game 5 of the NLCS, getting hit in the left shoulder when catcher threw the ball back to the mound after Darvish issued a leadoff walk to Kyle Schwarber.

Fortunately, Darvish avoided an injury and was able to remain in the game at Citizens Bank Park. The right-hander got Rhys Hoskins to ground into a double play and struck out J.T. Realmuto to end the first.

Darvish lasted six-plus innings and held the Phillies to two runs, departing with the Padres holding a tenuous 3-2 lead. The Phillies then ended San Diego's season on the strength of Bryce Harper's go-ahead home run in the eighth inning against .