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Yu Darvish Had Hilarious Reaction to Kyle Schwarber's Game 1 Blast

Isaiah De Los Santos
San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish had a hilarious reaction to Kyle Schwarber's Game 1 blast.
San Diego Padres pitcher Yu Darvish had a hilarious reaction to Kyle Schwarber's Game 1 blast. / (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Philadelphia Phillies kicked off the NLCS with a bang in Game 1, taking home a 2-0 win on the road. The highlight of the night was Kyle Schwarber's 488-foot solo blast off of Yu Darvish in the top of the sixth inning that got everybody talking.

Darvish was asked about the homer after the game, and he had a hilarious response.

Through his interpreter, Darvish said: "Next time I see him I might have to punch him." At first glance, some might think this is a threat. But Darvish and Schwarber played together for three seasons on the Chicago Cubs, so this is nothing more than banter between ex-teammates.

It's great to see the San Diego Padres' ace in good spirits despite the tough loss. He stifled most of the Phillies' hitters on Tuesday, but Schwarber and Bryce Harper both were able to go yard against him, allowing Philadelphia to sneak out the victory.

Schwarber, who led the NL this past season with 46 HRs, will look to continue his dominant power display in Game 2 against Blake Snell. FanDuel Sportsbook's MLB odds list the left fielder at +350 to hit a home run on Wednesday.

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