Yu Darvish surrendered six runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday in a loss to the A’s.
The A’s started four guys today with sub-.200 averages and another at .211, yet Darvish still issued six walks. He’s now the major league leader with 44 walks issued on the season. There’s no good reason for it, either: Darvish’s stuff is plenty good enough to allow him to challenge hitters. Hopefully it’s something he’ll figure out as the season rolls along.