Even though a tornado warning was in effect in Chicago, Yu Darvish of the San Diego Padres warmed up ahead of his game against the Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs traded pitcher Yu Darvish to the San Diego Padres last summer. Last season, Darvish was given the opportunity to start against his former team, but he was unable to do it at Wrigley Field. However, on Monday, June 13, he returned to Chicago to pitch for the Padres.
However, due to a tornado warning in Chicago, the game was postponed. Darvish was not going to let the bad weather or the tornado sirens stop him from warming up.
Yu Darvish is not deterred by the tornado warning
Darvish struck out eight batters in his previous start against the Cubs on June 9, 2021, but gave up two earned runs on three hits in seven innings in a 3-1 loss.
Darvish has a 3.61 ERA, a 1.010 WHIP, and a 5-3 win-loss record in 11 starts heading into this game. Darvish pitched 67.1 innings, striking out 54 batters and walking 15.
Nothing was going to stop Darvish from settling into his rhythm before the game started. There was no threat of a tornado or the distant screaming of sirens. On Monday night, Darvish was ready to go.