Gallardo (4-6) gave up eight runs (seven earned) on six hits and a walk over 1.1 innings in Friday's 14-4 loss to the Yankees. The veteran right-hander was beat up early and often by a resurgent Yankees offense, beginning with a two-run homer by Mark Teixeira in the first inning. Gallardo has now dropped three straight decisions, although Friday's outing was easily his worst of that trio of starts. He'll look to turn things around against another tough draw in the Blue Jays next Wednesday.
Gallardo (4-5) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts during Sunday's 5-3 loss to Houston. Despite the loss Sunday, Gallardo has pitched much better as of late, allowing no more than three earned runs in each of his last four starts for the Orioles. The 30-year-old right-hander lines up to face the Yankees in his next start Friday.
Gallardo gave up three runs on four hits and five walks in five innings while striking out two in Tuesday's no-decision against the Red Sox. Gallardo was able to pitch around control problems for a while, but was finally punished on a Mookie Betts three-run homer in the fifth. It's easy to see why the veteran has managed to pitch at least seven innings only once in 16 starts given his atrocious 4.97 BB/9. Things could get ugly for Gallardo in his next start Sunday against a Houston team that draws the fifth-most walks in the league.
Gallardo (4-4) limited the A's to a single run over six innings Wednesday, but was stuck with a hard-luck loss. He struck out six while allowing four hits and two walks. That's about as sharp an outing as you'll see from Gallardo these days -- his first time allowing just one run since way back on April 6, his very first start of the season. In fact, there's a strong argument to be made for this as his finest start of the year. Gallardo's now tossed quality starts in three of his last four outings, but remains a bottom-of-the-barrel fantasy starter, especially with the Red Sox on tap for his next start Tuesday.
Gallardo (4-3) tossed six quality innings to beat the White Sox on Friday. He allowed two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three. Friday marked the veteran's first win since June 29, a span of six starts (all in July) in which Gallardo was tagged with two losses. His efforts earned him his third quality start of the season, and the second in his last three outings. Most impressive was that Gallardo issued just one walk over his six innings, something he hadn't done since August of last season. The right-hander's next start will be on the road Wednesday against the A's.