No matter the competition, losing a championship is one of the toughest things to deal with. All the guilt felt from letting down teammates or fans could really affect someone mentally. It is not something anyone wants to go through.
Dodgers Starting Pitcher Yu Darvish is feeling this guilt head-on. After having two of his worst starts in both Game 3 and Game 7 of the World Series, Darvish is not so happy with himself.
In an Interview with TMZ Sports, Darvish said that the Dodgers were expecting to win the World Series after forcing Game 7. Darvish then apologized saying,
“I couldn’t do it… I feel so sorry.”
Darvish is feeling this guilt head-on.
Yes, Darvish was the starting pitcher in the crucial Game 7. Yes, he did give up 4 earned runs in only 1.2 innings. Yes, it did affect the game crucially.
But… Isn’t there nine guys on the baseball field?
No one is talking about how Cody Bellinger made the error at first, throwing the ball behind Darvish’s back sending the ball to the Houston Dugout. Also, no one is talking about how the Dodgers were held to zero runs until the sixth inning. Might I add that they had bases loaded with one out in the first inning? They stranded 10 runners on base throughout the game.
Darvish should not have to apologize for that game. If that error doesn’t happen maybe the Astros do not get the confidence boost they got.
Why aren’t Puig, Turner, and Bellinger apologizing? Yes, Yu Darvish has a horrible outing, but baseball is a team sport and Darvish should not have to deal with this on his own.
Darvish will be a free agent this offseason and it is almost certain that he will re-sign with the Dodgers and help them make a run like they did last year.
I feel that even though it was a rocky outing for Darvish, he will come back better than ever next year.
Because… ‘Yu The Man’