Gallardo (2-4) gave up 10 runs (nine earned) on nine hits and two walks over 3.2 innings in Saturday's 16-1 loss to the White Sox. He struck out four. Gallardo's disastrous night basically defied description and was doomed from the start, with Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia touching him up with a run-scoring double and three-run home run, respectively, in the first. Garcia tagged him for a solo shot in the third as well, and matters completely unraveled in the next frame when five additional runs crossed the plate. The outing was Gallardo's shortest of the season, while the earned runs were easily the highest amount he's allowed on the campaign. The 31-year-old right-hander had actually produced quality starts in three of the previous five trips to the mound and had pitched reasonably well in the other two outings over that span. Gallardo will try to put the nightmarish results behind him when he takes on the Nationals on the road next Thursday.
Gallardo (2-3) allowed three runs on four hits (two home runs) while walking two and striking out three over 6.1 innings in Monday's 6-5 win over Oakland. It was an effective start for the veteran righty and helped lower his ERA to 4.53 on the year. He's given up at least three runs in six of his eight starts, though, and his uninspiring 32:17 K:BB in 45.2 innings shows how little upside he has left at 31 years of age. Gallardo has been pretty hittable for a while now, as evidenced by his 81.1 percent contact rate. Consider him a shaky matchup play in deep mixed and AL-only affairs.
Gallardo gave up three runs on four hits and three walks over five innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Phillies. He struck out just one. Gallardo finished with a brutal 1.58 WHIP last year, and he's heading right back in that direction again this time around with a 1.45 mark. He's given up at least three runs in five of his seven starts, and his 27:15 K:BB over 39.1 innings is unimpressive; Gallardo has a surprisingly decent 3.77 FIP, but that's probably just statistical noise from a guy who looks like he's already over the hill at age 31.
Gallardo didn't factor into the decision Friday versus the Rangers, but gave up just an earned run on four hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out three. The veteran right-hander has now gone at least six innings in four straight starts and hasn't yielded a home run during that stretch. His control continues to be on the spotty side -- he's issued multiple walks in four of his six outings -- but his 1.46 WHIP still represents an improvement over the 1.58 figure he generated with the Orioles last season. Gallardo has now yielded just one earned run in two of his last three starts and will look to keep things going in the right direction in a road matchup versus the Phillies next Wednesday.
Gallardo (1-3) allowed four runs on six hits and three walks while striking out seven batters over six innings during Saturday's loss to Cleveland. After spinning his best start of the season last time out, Gallardo allowed four first-inning runs Saturday and saw his ERA climb to 5.08 in the process. While he's now struck out seven batters in consecutive outings, the veteran's only strong start came against the underwhelming Oakland offense. Gallardo's next start lines up to be a tough matchup at Safeco Field against the Rangers next weekend.
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