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Ian Happ on Facing Yu Darvish: “Maybe … Maybe … Welp, I Have No Idea”

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In the highlight package that Marquee put together from Cubs Intrasquad Game One, you can zip ahead to the 38-second mark and see Ian Happ flailing helplessly at a Yu Darvish offering.

Hey, it happens. Pitchers are ahead of hitters, and all that. Plus, Yu Darvish is awesome:

Turns out, Happ knew all along facing Darvish might be ugly. He talked about it on the podcast he does with Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes, ‘The Compound,’ and it was hilarious:

Adding to the cruelty, Darvish just replied to Happ on Twitter to let him know that the unkind 1-0 pitch was not a slider, but was actually his cutter.

Darvish’s new pitch, The Supreme, comes in for some love, and was described as “unfair” because it starts at the belt, but then ends up in the dirt at 93 mph. That is, indeed, unfair.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.