The question was basically a veiled invitation to praise his countryman, who went five strong innings Monday as the Dodgers completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Maeda passed. He didn’t feel worthy of offering an opinion on a pitcher of Darvish’s stature.
“It’s not really my place to say,” he said politely, speaking in Japanese.
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