Twitter Takedown: Fans react to Yu Darvish’s near perfect game for Texas Rangers

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) pitches against the Houston Astros in the third inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yu Darvish (11) pitches against the Houston Astros in the third inning at Minute Maid Park. (Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports)

In just the second game of the Texas Rangers’ 2013 season, pitcher Yu Darvish came this close to pitching a perfect game. He gave up a single to Marwin Gonzalez, the Houston Astros’ No. 9 hitter who brought a lifetime .234 batting average into the evening, on the last out of the game.

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Ouch.

Fans across the nation were hurting right along with Mr. Darvish and his flirtation with fame.