Dodgers News: Yu Darvish Responds to Astros Cheating Allegations

Yu Darvish is certainly a character online. He is amongst the best follows on Twitter around the league and showed why on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, a column from The Athletic came out with the help of former Astros pitcher Mike Fiers that shed light on the possibility that the Houston Astros cheated during the 2017 season. They have been accused of utilizing electronic sign stealing to gain a competitive advantage throughout the 2017 campaign and Fiers attested to it.

Darvish was a key member of the Dodgers’ force in 2017, looking great in the NLDS against the Diamondbacks and NLCS against the Cubs. He was then torn apart in the World Series. He went from arguably the best pitcher in the 2017 postseason to undoubtedly the worst. He allowed eight earned runs across 3 1/3 innings pitched in his two dreadful starts for the Dodgers in the World Series. Unsurprisingly, the Dodgers won neither of them.

Upon seeing this news, Darvish took to Twitter:

It is thoroughly possible that Darvish was a victim of the Astros practically cheating to gain an edge. At this time, it is unknown if the Astros utilized this strategy in the playoffs, but there certainly is a possibility.

He also decided to respond to numerous fans on Twitter taking the blame for the Dodgers’ World Series loss:

He also responded to one of Dodgers Nation’s tweets regarding the situation:

Darvish continues to be a very likable person on and off the field. Despite his struggles in the World Series for the Dodgers, it is pretty respectable to see him take the blame for the loss like that even though it is not even close to being entirely on him.

Overall, we simply might never know if the outcome of the World Series was truly impacted. We probably won’t ever know if the weight still falls on Yu Darvish’s shoulders. Still, 2017 stings badly.

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