Darvish's Perseverance Enough

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Showing strong restraint, or maybe it was international goodwill, the Ballpark crowd never gave up Monday night on Yu Darvish.

Even in his brutal early innings, starting with a nightmarish first, Darvish continued to hear the "Yuuuuuuus" instead of the fans' frustration and temptation of "boooooos."

Coming in with out-of-sight hype for his MLB debut, Yu appeared immediately trapped in a butterfly jungle, with nerves impacting pitching rhythm, timing and all other mound mechanics.

The top of the first took a staggering 23 minutes with Seattle collecting four runs on four hits, three walks and 10 batters coming to the plate.

At one point, Scott Feldman was up and warming in the Rangers' bullpen. Would Yu even make an inning?

But out of that...

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