Yu Darvish GIF Shows Pitcher’s Brilliance In Five Mesmerizing Steps [Video]

A Yu Darvish GIF is doing the rounds on the Internet, showing the Rangers wizard at his best.

You can view it below (in video form; I’m afraid WordPress hasn’t taken kindly to a 5MB GIF).

This is the work of graphic artist Drew Sheppard, otherwise known as Lone Star Ball community member DShep. Drew posted his Yu Darvish GIF in the comments section of Lone Star Ball‘s Thursday links post.

This glorious GIF shows Darvish pitching five perfect-as-can-be balls to Albert Pujols.

Darvish’s backstop barely has to move to receive any of these, while Darvish’s own stance and positioning is almost inch-perfect every time.

Impressive stuff right there. It’s hardly surprising Pujols misses all five.

Darvish has been in mean form recently. Wednesday night saw the 26-year-old strike out 11 Angels as Texas dismantled the Los Angeles Angels over the course of six shutout innings. It was the pitcher’s 11th double-digit strikeout performance in 34 major league starts.

Against the Angels, Darvish (4-1) allowed three hits over six scoreless innings and lowered his ERA to an impressive 1.65 after Texas had established an 11-0 lead.

You can gawk in admiration at the Yu Darvish GIF below (again, in video form – if you’d prefer a GIF, CBS Sports has you covered).

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