## Yu Darvish’s Latest Shutout

**Yu Darvish** threw another shutout today, devouring the Yakult Swallows 3-0, striking out nine, but also allowing eight hits.

I’ve put together a velocity chart for this game, but if you’re on the homepage you’ll have to click the “continue reading” link to check it out.

Note that Darvish’s fastball, forkball, cutter and shuuto (which is really a two-seam fastball) all sat around 88-94 mph, while his slider and curve were around 70-80.

Roll over each element of the chart to get metadata on the pitch. And let me know if you see any problems.

dojo.require("dojox.charting.Chart2D"); dojo.require("dojox.charting.widget.Legend"); dojo.require("dojox.charting.action2d.Magnify"); dojo.require("dojox.charting.action2d.Highlight"); dojo.require("dojox.charting.action2d.Tooltip"); dojo.require("dojox.charting.themes.PlotKit.cyan"); dojo.require("dojox.charting.themes.MiamiNice");

makeCharts = function(){

var darvish_chart1 = new dojox.charting.Chart2D("simplechart");
darvish_chart1.addPlot("default", {type: "Scatter"});
darvish_chart1.addAxis("x");
darvish_chart1.addAxis("y", {vertical: true, min: 60, max: 100});
darvish_chart1.addSeries("forkball", [{x: 16, y: 87.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 16

pitch: forkball

velocity: 87.5

result: strike swinging"},{x: 19, y: 88.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 19

pitch: forkball

velocity: 88.75

result: groundout"},{x: 31, y: 85, tooltip: "pitch #: 31

pitch: forkball

velocity: 85

result: groundout"},{x: 39, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 39

pitch: forkball

velocity: 86.875

result: strike swinging"},{x: 43, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 43

pitch: forkball

velocity: 86.875

result: ball"},{x: 58, y: 88.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 58

pitch: forkball

velocity: 88.75

result: groundball hit"},{x: 87, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 87

pitch: forkball

velocity: 86.875

result: strikeout looking"},{x: 102, y: 88.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 102

pitch: forkball

velocity: 88.75

result: foul"},{x: 103, y: 87.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 103

pitch: forkball

velocity: 87.5

result: double"},{x: 112, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 112

pitch: forkball

velocity: 86.875

result: ball"},{x: 118, y: 88.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 118

pitch: forkball

velocity: 88.75

result: ball"}]);
darvish_chart1.addSeries("shuuto", [{x: 75, y: 90, tooltip: "pitch #: 75

pitch: shuuto

velocity: 90

result: strike swinging"},{x: 93, y: 90, tooltip: "pitch #: 93

pitch: shuuto

velocity: 90

result: ball"}]);
darvish_chart1.addSeries("slider", [{x: 1, y: 78.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 1

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.75

result: strike looking"},{x: 4, y: 79.375, tooltip: "pitch #: 4

pitch: slider

velocity: 79.375

result: ball"},{x: 6, y: 78.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 6

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.125

result: walk"},{x: 11, y: 78.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 11

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.125

result: strike looking"},{x: 15, y: 78.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 15

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.125

result: strike looking"},{x: 26, y: 77.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 26

pitch: slider

velocity: 77.5

result: ball"},{x: 40, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 40

pitch: slider

velocity: 75.625

result: strikeout swinging"},{x: 44, y: 78.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 44

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.125

result: foul"},{x: 50, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 50

pitch: slider

velocity: 75.625

result: ball"},{x: 51, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 51

pitch: slider

velocity: 75.625

result: groundout"},{x: 53, y: 79.375, tooltip: "pitch #: 53

pitch: slider

velocity: 79.375

result: ball"},{x: 54, y: 78.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 54

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.125

result: strike swinging"},{x: 56, y: 77.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 56

pitch: slider

velocity: 77.5

result: strikeout swinging"},{x: 65, y: 78.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 65

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.125

result: strikeout swinging"},{x: 78, y: 78.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 78

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.75

result: ball"},{x: 79, y: 77.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 79

pitch: slider

velocity: 77.5

result: strikeout swinging"},{x: 80, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 80

pitch: slider

velocity: 75.625

result: groundout"},{x: 85, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 85

pitch: slider

velocity: 75.625

result: strike swinging"},{x: 86, y: 76.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 86

pitch: slider

velocity: 76.25

result: strike looking"},{x: 90, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 90

pitch: slider

velocity: 75.625

result: groundout"},{x: 91, y: 75, tooltip: "pitch #: 91

pitch: slider

velocity: 75

result: ball"},{x: 92, y: 75, tooltip: "pitch #: 92

pitch: slider

velocity: 75

result: strike looking"},{x: 95, y: 77.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 95

pitch: slider

velocity: 77.5

result: groundball hit"},{x: 107, y: 80, tooltip: "pitch #: 107

pitch: slider

velocity: 80

result: foul"},{x: 109, y: 77.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 109

pitch: slider

velocity: 77.5

result: foul"},{x: 111, y: 78.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 111

pitch: slider

velocity: 78.125

result: strikeout looking"},{x: 122, y: 76.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 122

pitch: slider

velocity: 76.875

result: ball"},{x: 123, y: 73.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 123

pitch: slider

velocity: 73.75

result: ball"}]);
darvish_chart1.addSeries("cut fastball", [{x: 8, y: 87.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 8

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 87.5

result: groundout"},{x: 9, y: 88.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 9

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 88.75

result: gdp"},{x: 20, y: 89.375, tooltip: "pitch #: 20

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 89.375

result: ball"},{x: 21, y: 88.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 21

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 88.125

result: ball"},{x: 22, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 22

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.875

result: strike looking"},{x: 28, y: 89.375, tooltip: "pitch #: 28

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 89.375

result: groundout"},{x: 33, y: 88.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 33

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 88.125

result: live drive single"},{x: 36, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 36

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.875

result: groundout"},{x: 41, y: 86.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 41

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.25

result: ball"},{x: 42, y: 88.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 42

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 88.125

result: live drive single"},{x: 70, y: 85.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 70

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 85.625

result: flyout"},{x: 83, y: 85.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 83

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 85.625

result: ball"},{x: 97, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 97

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.875

result: gdp"},{x: 100, y: 87.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 100

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 87.5

result: foul"},{x: 101, y: 85.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 101

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 85.625

result: foul"},{x: 113, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 113

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.875

result: ball"},{x: 114, y: 86.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 114

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.25

result: foul"},{x: 115, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 115

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.875

result: ball"},{x: 116, y: 86.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 116

pitch: cut fastball

velocity: 86.875

result: live drive single"}]);
darvish_chart1.addSeries("curve", [{x: 14, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 14

pitch: curve

velocity: 75.625

result: strikeout swinging"},{x: 24, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 24

pitch: curve

velocity: 75.625

result: foul"},{x: 25, y: 76.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 25

pitch: curve

velocity: 76.875

result: flyout"},{x: 29, y: 74.375, tooltip: "pitch #: 29

pitch: curve

velocity: 74.375

result: ball"},{x: 30, y: 76.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 30

pitch: curve

velocity: 76.25

result: strike looking"},{x: 37, y: 68.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 37

pitch: curve

velocity: 68.125

result: ball"},{x: 38, y: 66.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 38

pitch: curve

velocity: 66.875

result: strike looking"},{x: 48, y: 55.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 48

pitch: curve

velocity: 55.625

result: ball"},{x: 57, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 57

pitch: curve

velocity: 75.625

result: strike looking"},{x: 61, y: 72.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 61

pitch: curve

velocity: 72.5

result: foul"},{x: 64, y: 68.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 64

pitch: curve

velocity: 68.75

result: foul"},{x: 66, y: 75.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 66

pitch: curve

velocity: 75.625

result: ball"},{x: 67, y: 75, tooltip: "pitch #: 67

pitch: curve

velocity: 75

result: foul"},{x: 68, y: 76.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 68

pitch: curve

velocity: 76.875

result: foul"},{x: 72, y: 72.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 72

pitch: curve

velocity: 72.5

result: strike looking"},{x: 73, y: 73.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 73

pitch: curve

velocity: 73.75

result: flyout"},{x: 98, y: 66.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 98

pitch: curve

velocity: 66.25

result: ball"}]);
darvish_chart1.addSeries("fastball", [{x: 2, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 2

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: strike looking"},{x: 3, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 3

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 5, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 5

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 7, y: 0, tooltip: "pitch #: 7

pitch: fastball

velocity: 0

result: strike looking"},{x: 10, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 10

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: double"},{x: 12, y: 93.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 12

pitch: fastball

velocity: 93.125

result: strike swinging"},{x: 13, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 13

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: ball"},{x: 17, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 17

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 18, y: 93.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 18

pitch: fastball

velocity: 93.75

result: ball"},{x: 23, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 23

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: strike swinging"},{x: 27, y: 90, tooltip: "pitch #: 27

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90

result: ball"},{x: 32, y: 93.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 32

pitch: fastball

velocity: 93.125

result: strike looking"},{x: 34, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 34

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: ball"},{x: 35, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 35

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 45, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 45

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: foul"},{x: 46, y: 93.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 46

pitch: fastball

velocity: 93.125

result: ball"},{x: 47, y: 92.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 47

pitch: fastball

velocity: 92.5

result: strikeout swinging"},{x: 49, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 49

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: line drive out"},{x: 52, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 52

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: strike looking"},{x: 55, y: 90.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 55

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90.625

result: ball"},{x: 59, y: 92.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 59

pitch: fastball

velocity: 92.5

result: strike looking"},{x: 60, y: 88.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 60

pitch: fastball

velocity: 88.75

result: strike looking"},{x: 62, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 62

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 63, y: 92.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 63

pitch: fastball

velocity: 92.5

result: foul"},{x: 69, y: 88.75, tooltip: "pitch #: 69

pitch: fastball

velocity: 88.75

result: groundball hit"},{x: 71, y: 89.375, tooltip: "pitch #: 71

pitch: fastball

velocity: 89.375

result: strike looking"},{x: 74, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 74

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 76, y: 93.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 76

pitch: fastball

velocity: 93.125

result: ball"},{x: 77, y: 92.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 77

pitch: fastball

velocity: 92.5

result: strike swinging"},{x: 81, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 81

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: ball"},{x: 82, y: 90, tooltip: "pitch #: 82

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90

result: ball"},{x: 84, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 84

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: walk"},{x: 88, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 88

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 89, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 89

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: strike looking"},{x: 94, y: 90, tooltip: "pitch #: 94

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90

result: groundout"},{x: 96, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 96

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: foul"},{x: 99, y: 90.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 99

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90.625

result: ball"},{x: 104, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 104

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: strike swinging"},{x: 105, y: 92.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 105

pitch: fastball

velocity: 92.5

result: strike swinging"},{x: 106, y: 90.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 106

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90.625

result: ball"},{x: 108, y: 92.5, tooltip: "pitch #: 108

pitch: fastball

velocity: 92.5

result: ball"},{x: 110, y: 93.125, tooltip: "pitch #: 110

pitch: fastball

velocity: 93.125

result: ball"},{x: 117, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 117

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: strike swinging"},{x: 119, y: 91.25, tooltip: "pitch #: 119

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.25

result: foul"},{x: 120, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 120

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: strikeout swinging"},{x: 121, y: 91.875, tooltip: "pitch #: 121

pitch: fastball

velocity: 91.875

result: ball"},{x: 124, y: 90.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 124

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90.625

result: strike looking"},{x: 125, y: 90.625, tooltip: "pitch #: 125

pitch: fastball

velocity: 90.625

result: flyout"}]);

var anim_a = new dojox.charting.action2d.Magnify(darvish_chart1, "default"); var anim_b = new dojox.charting.action2d.Highlight(darvish_chart1, "default"); var anim_c = new dojox.charting.action2d.Tooltip(darvish_chart1, "default");

darvish_chart1.render(); var legend = new dojox.charting.widget.Legend({chart: darvish_chart1}, "legend"); };

dojo.addOnLoad(makeCharts);

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