The devastating fastball came in the sixth inning of the Cubs' 7-2 triumph Monday at Marlins Park in Miami. The Cubs right-hander stood in to face Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson with two outs in the inning.
Darvish tossed in a 97.7-mph fastball for a called strike before throwing another fastball for a ball. His 1-1 offering buzzed into Brinson's left thigh before hitting Cubs catcher Wilson Contreras and then ricocheting into umpire Brian O'Nora.
Brinson fell down on his back, while Contreras bent to the ground. O'Nora also bent over in pain. Kyle Ran came in to replace Darvish after the errant offering. Rosell Herrera struck out to end the inning.
Yu Darvish throws the most devastating fastball of his career. pic.twitter.com/sicvVLhnUL— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 16, 2019
Darvish allowed two runs and four hits, while tossing eight strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings to earn his first win of the season. Brinson went 0-for-1 in the loss.
The Marlins and Cubs resume the series at 7:10 p.m. Tuesday in Miami.