Nick Tepesch SP TEX 4 Days

Nick Tepesch was smacked around for five runs on nine hits and two walks over just 4 1/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.

He also hit a batter, gave up a home run and didn't record a strikeout. Magically, Tepesch escaped with a no-decision in what turned out to be a 9-6 loss for the Rangers. The right-hander has now yielded 14 runs across his last three starts to push his ERA from 3.65 to 4.75. He'll try to bounce back next weekend against the A's, which seems like an unlikely proposition.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 12 Days

Nick Tepesch yielded three runs over six-plus innings in a loss to the Angels on Friday.

Tepesch allowed just a solo home run to Mike Trout over his first six innings of work, but he was pulled after he gave up three straight singles to begin the seventh inning. The final run scored after he was replaced by Neftali Feliz. It was a pretty good outing for the most part, as Tepesch allowed no walks while striking out a pair, but the Rangers just couldn't get anything going against Garrett Richards and the Angels' bullpen. He'll finish off the first half with a 4.31 ERA over 10 starts.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 23 Days

Nick Tepesch will make his next start Friday against the Mets.

Tepesch was previously scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Orioles, but he'll be moved back two days now that Miles Mikolas has been recalled from Triple-A Round Rock to start Wednesday. Yu Darvish remains on track to start Thursday.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 26 Days

Nick Tepesch blanked the Twins on three hits over seven and a third innings in Friday's 5-4 win.

Tepesch struck out five and only walked two in securing his third win of the season. He evened his record at 3-3 and lowered his ERA to 3.65. This marks the second time in his last three starts that he hasn't allowed a run. He'll look to hold the Orioles down next time out.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 1 Month

Nick Tepesch shut out the Mariners for 6 1/3 innings Friday in the Rangers' 1-0 victory.

Tepesch didn't get the win for his effort; it went to Steve Tolleson after the Ranger scored their lone run on a groundout in the top of the ninth. Still, it was Tepesch's best effort of the season to date, and he ensured that he'll remain in the rotation for a while longer. He does get the A's next, so AL-only leaguers will probably want him benched.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 2 Months

Nick Tepesch gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Indians.

Lefties had feasted on Tepesch this season, and he had to face eight of them (including two switch-hitters) against the Indians today. So, of course, it was the lone righty that did him in, with Yan Gomes hitting a three-run homer in the sixth. Tepesch is now 2-2 with a 4.91 ERA since his callup. If he stays in the rotation, he'll get another lefty heavy lineup next time out when he faces Seattle.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 2 Months

Nick Tepesch was pulled for a pinch-hitter after giving up five runs -- four earned -- in two innings versus the Nationals on Saturday.

This is the kind of day Tepesch can have when he misses his spots. He retired just five batters (one of whom was the pitcher), and he got one more out on a pickoff of Denard Span at first. It was his first bad outing and his first loss in four starts since being called up earlier this month, so he's going to stay in the rotation. He remains worth playing in AL-only leagues, but mixed leaguers should be able to do better.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 2 Months

Nick Tepesch delivered 6 2/3 innings of two-run ball in the Rangers' win over the Twins on Monday.

Tepesch gave up a solo home run to Trevor Plouffe in the first inning and an Eduardo Escobar RBI single in the second inning, but he settled in after that and was able to make it into the seventh. The 25-year-old right-hander is 2-0 with a 2.95 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, and 16 strikeouts over his first 18 1/3 innings this season. He could be a decent streamer in mixed fantasy leagues later this week in Washington.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 2 Months

Making his first start of the season, Nick Tepesch pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball and struck out eight against the Astros on Wednesday.

Tepesch left with a 4-0 lead, but the runner he left on base came around to score and the Astros went on to tie the game in the seventh, ruining the right-hander's night. At least Tepesch showed enough to ensure that he'll hang in the rotation for a bit. We're not very high on him as a mixed-league option, but he should be a nice play in AL-only leagues for now.

Nick Tepesch SP TEX 2 Months

Rangers recalled RHP Nick Tepesch from Triple-A Round Rock.

Tepesch, the Rangers' fifth starter to open last year, will make his 2014 debut when he starts tonight against the Astros. He was doing excellent work in Triple-A (1.58 ERA), so he's worth grabbing in AL-only leagues.