Minor (5-3) picked up the win in Monday's 10-9 victory over the Mariners, allowing two runs on six hits and a walk over six innings while striking out 11. The Rangers bullpen nearly cost Minor the win after he exited the game with a seemingly secure 7-2 lead. It was the southpaw's sixth quality start in 10 trips to the mound, and the second time he's whiffed double-digit batters. Minor will take a 2.64 ERA and 67:20 K:BB through 64.2 innings into his next outing Saturday, on the road against the Angels.
Minor (4-3) picked up the win Wednesday, giving up one run on eight hits and two walks over five innings while striking out three in a 6-1 victory over the Royals. The southpaw wasn't particularly sharp, throwing 54 of 90 pitches for strikes, but the Rangers backed him with three homers. Minor will carry a 2.61 ERA and 56:19 K:BB through 58.2 innings into his next start Monday, at home against the Mariners.
Minor (3-3) was hit with the loss against the Astros on Thursday, giving up seven hits and three earned runs over five innings, striking out five and walking three as the Rangers fell 4-2. Minor didn't have his sharpest command, as he walked three batters and needed 102 pitches to make it through five innings, but he emerged with a respectable final line in the losing effort. The 31-year-old is off to a solid start to the season, as he's currently sporting a 2.68 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP to go along with 53 strikeouts in 53.2 innings. He'll take the mound next on the road against the Royals on Wednesday.
Minor allowed seven hits and two walks while striking out nine over eight scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Friday. Minor was excellent yet again, but Trent Thornton matched zeroes through seven and Toronto ultimately won 1-0 in 12 innings. The left-hander got 19 called strikes and 12 swinging strikes; he now has 22 strikeouts against three walks in his last two starts. The Rangers took some measures to limit Minor last year during his transition back to a starting role after he spent 2017 in the bullpen, but the reins are off; Minor has thrown 100-plus pitches in three of his last four starts. He'll face a tough test in Houston next week.
Minor (3-2) gave up one run on three hits and one walk while striking out 13 over seven innings in a win over the Mariners on Saturday. The lefty gave up a homer to the second batter he faced (Domingo Santana) but was close to unhittable from then on. Minor ended his night with back-to-back swinging strikeouts, bringing his total to 13 and tying the club record for most strikeouts in a game by a left-handed pitcher. Since giving up six runs Opening Day, Minor has pitched to a 1.75 ERA with a 36:10 K:BB over 36 innings. He will look to keep it going next week in a home start against the Blue Jays.