Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Gallardo suffered the loss in Sunday's start against the Padres, allowing one run on six hits and four walks in 5.2 innings.

The righty pitched well enough to win, but Tyson Ross was even better on the day and the Texas offense was held in check. Gallardo had a great first half of the season, with a 2.62 ERA and seven wins to his name, and he will look to continue his strong campaign after the All-Star break.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Gallardo went 5.2 innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing three runs on eight hits and five walks while striking out four.

Jake Lamb's two-run single put Arizona on the board in the fifth, ending Gallardo's consecutive scoreless innings streak at 33.1. It was the third-longest streak in Rangers history. The five walks were a season high for Gallardo, whose K:BB now sits at 76:36 over 107.2 innings. He's enjoyed a strong first half, but keep in mind that Gallardo's FIP is nearly a full run higher than his 2.67 ERA.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 1 month ago

Gallardo will next take the mound Tuesday against the Diamondbacks, Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest reports.

Boosting Gallardo's value for the upcoming week is news that he'll also receive the Rangers' final start before the All-Star break on Sunday, July 12 against the Padres. Considering both squads boast a strikeout rate north of 20 percent over the last two weeks, Gallardo has been presented with great opportunities to stack his total in the category before the mid-summer classic.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 1 month ago

Gallardo extended his shutout streak to 29.1 innings with six scoreless frames against Baltimore on Thursday. He allowed just two hits and three walks, but struck out just two and didn't receive a decision.

This run has been incredible for Gallardo, and his fantasy owners should take advantage of this moment to sell high on him -- over his last four starts (all scoreless efforts), Gallardo has struck out just 13 batters while walking nine in 26.1 innings. That's no formula for success, and when Gallardo's luck-aided .256 BABIP normalizes, he'll probably end up settling in with an ERA closer to 4.00 than its current 2.56 mark. He'll take on the National League's top offense, the Diamondbacks, in interleague action Thursday.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 1 month ago

Gallardo came within two outs of a complete game shutout Saturday, allowing just three hits and two walks with four strikeouts to pick up his seventh win of the season.

A one out single by Josh Donaldson in the ninth ended Gallardo's day at 8.1 shutout innings. He finishes June with a phenomenal 0.54 ERA in 33.1 innings on the month, and he'll try to stay locked in when he next takes the mound on Thursday in Baltimore.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 1 month ago

Gallardo tossed five shutout innings Sunday against the White Sox, striking out three and walking one en route to a no-decision.

The 29-year-old extended his shutout streak to 12 innings but wasted what could have been an even better start due to a high pitch count, which caused his early exit. Gallardo has rebounded from a tough start to his Rangers career to lower his ERA to a shiny 2.98 and will face the Blue Jays on the road Saturday.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 2 months ago

Gallardo earned the win behind seven shutout innings Monday against the Dodgers. He struck out four, walked three, and allowed four hits.

Gallardo is on a five-start run of excellence in which he has thrown at least six innings and allowed no more than two earned runs and no more than five hits. Gallardo's reinvention as a groundballer since his velocity dropped in 2013 has continued this season: he has a career high 54.5 percent ground ball rate through 14 starts, a key factor behind his five consecutive homerless starts. This approach is serving him as he adapts to a new phase of his career, but it has cost fantasy owners valuable strikeouts -- his K/9 dropped to 6.8 after Monday's start, tying a career low set last year.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 2 months ago

Gallardo had 10 strikeouts and gave up two runs on five hits and a walk in Wednesday's no-decision against the Athletics.

Gallardo reached double digit strikeouts for the 19th time in his career and first since September 19 at Pittsburgh. Though it's a small sample size, Gallardo has a 1.38 ERA and a 14:3 K:BB ratio for the month of June. He'll look to keep it going in his next scheduled start Monday against the Dodgers.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 2 months ago

Gallardo allowed one unearned run, three hits, and two walks while striking out five in Thursday's no-decision against the White Sox.

Despite not allowing an earned run, Gallardo continued to struggle with his command as he needed 106 pitches (61 strikes) to grind through six innings. Nonetheless, Gallardo had his third straight quality start and lowered his ERA to 3.54. He'll take the mound again Wednesday at Oakland.

Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 2 months ago

Gallardo allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits, walking three and striking out five over six innings of a 7-4 win against Boston on Friday night.

Gallardo (5-6, 3.88 ERA) caught a struggling Red Sox offense to log his fifth win of the year. While he can be quite a challenge for opposing batters, he remains inconsistent with his command, and needed 104 pitches (63 for strikes) to cover six innings in this one. Fantasy owners will probably continue to run him out there, and hope for the best on any given night.