Yu Darvish Scratched

It won't be a happy Yu Darvish Day after all, as Darvish has been scratched from tonight's start with reported neck stiffness.

The neck stiffness, of course, is what caused him to miss his first start of the season, and given his history of the same ailment, I'll be surprised if we're not looking at time on the DL and a lengthy examination to pinpoint what seems to be causing the problem.

He's headed for what the Rangers are calling a "precautionary" MRI. Given the frequent recurrence of the issue, the Rangers would be better served finding out what the deal is. If the symptoms indeed popped up when he woke up this morning as indicated, I can't emphasize enough how absurd it is that a well-paid athlete can't invest in a proper pillow and mattress.

I don't even know what else to say about this right now. This has gotten beyond ridiculous.