Great worry and consternation in Arizona after Yu Darvish looks positively tame in middling three-inning outing on Tuesday! Worry! Concern!

Not really, of course. Darvish battled a bout of wildness in his second Cactus League start, walking four against three strikeouts in three innings. The Tribe helped Darvish along the way, running into several outs as Cleveland seemed determined to run on the big money import.

Even when Yu isn’t right, he still brings the nasty stuff that gets the big swing and misses. Hit the jump for a filthy GIF and the rest of the day’s links.

Via Baseball Time in Arlington, we have a textbook example of “arm-side run.”


And the Rest

Billy Butler is a hittin’ fool []

Ryan Howard showed up in the Phillies clubhouse today! Ryan Howard is still wearing a boot for his injured Achilles [Zo Zone]

The most covetable and/or mancrushable player in baseball. Stanton content! [SB Nation]

Tackling match fixing in Korea, starting with baseball. This from a place that banned the OriLOLes. [Korean Herald]

No expanded replay for baseball in 2012. Back to your caves! [Yahoo!]

There are 10 good things about being a Blue Jays fan? This guy is out to lunch. [Big League Stew]

The number one sign Tony LaRussa’s time in St Louis is over? Bullpen roles remain in flux [STL Post-Dispatch]

Nice chat with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington on the remaining roster questions in Boston [Boston Globe]

Cubs closer Carlos Marmol had two bad outings so new manager Dale Svuem is gonna coach’em up. [Chicago Tribune]

Travis Snider versus Eric Thames – who ya got? (The correct answer is Snider, Thames’ Watchmen quoting ways notwithstanding) [DJF]

A baseball player went to a hockey game with his clothing-adverse girlfriend. Video!

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