Cubs starter Yu Darvish is so locked in, nothing can faze him on the mound. Not even his glove falling off mid-delivery.
In the fourth inning in Game 1 of Saturday's Cubs-Reds doubleheader, Darvish's glove fell off his left hand as he was rearing up to throw an 0-1 pitch to Freddy Galvis. He took the moment in stride, continuing his delivery and induced a foul off the plate. Check it out:
Yu Darvish's newest pitch: The Glover. pic.twitter.com/Z0mPpXYmli— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) August 29, 2020
"I never had that happen before. I tried to throw a splitter, but I don't know how that happened," Darvish said postgame. "It worked - that was my best splitter in this game, so I hope I can throw that pitch next game too."
Had Darvish halted his momentum, it would have been a balk. The fact he didn't is pretty impressive. Thankfully, Galvis didn't hit a comebacker to a defenseless Darvish on the mound. It would have pretty been entertaining to see him field a slow roller with two bare hands, though.
Baseball. You see something new every day.
Cubs' Yu Darvish's glove falls off mid-pitch, still gets a foul ball strike originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago