Pitcher Park Chan-ho to take over…Darvish to challenge for 100 ML wins

Only two Asian pitchers have accomplished this feat.

Darvish Yu, 37, who plays for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball (MLB), will attempt to reach 100 wins in the big leagues. He will take the mound against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado, on April 10.

After dominating for the Nippon Ham Fighters of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB), he broke into the big leagues by signing with the Texas Rangers through the posting system. After a stint with the Los Angeles Dodgers, he became a free agent and wore a Chicago Cubs uniform before arriving in San Diego via trade ahead of the 2021 season.

In 11 starts this season, he is 4-4 with a 4.10 ERA. He is in his 11th season in the MLB, and on April 4, he won his first start against the Chicago Cubs, giving him 99 career wins (79 losses). He is one win away from reaching the 100-win plateau.

If he does, he will become the third Asian pitcher to do so. Hideo Nomo and Chan Ho Park set the precedent. Nomo reached the 100-win plateau on April 21, 2003, against the San Francisco Giants while still with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Chan Ho Park followed suit on June 5, 2005, against the Kansas City Royals while still with Texas.

No other Japanese pitcher has reached 100 wins since, including Hiroki Kuroda (79) and Masahiro Tanaka (78). The “Korean Monster” Ryu Hyun-jin has 75 wins (45 losses). He is rehabbing from Tommy John (elbow ligament splicing) surgery and will take the reins again when he returns next month.안전놀이터

After surpassing the 100-win mark, Nomo has 123 career wins and Park Chan-ho has 124. Park holds the record for most wins by an Asian pitcher. Darvish has surpassed that mark. He signed a multi-year contract with San Diego in February for a whopping six years and $108 million, so he has plenty to aim for. For now, his priority is to get through the ninth inning and reach 100 wins.

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