Minor didn't factor into the decision against the Padres on Sunday, giving up two earned runs on four hits over 6.1 innings, striking out seven and walking one in the Rangers' 7-3 defeat. Minor had a solid start, but he was denied the win as Jeffrey Springs gave up five earned runs in the ninth inning to force him to settle for the no-decision. The left-hander's 4.14 ERA isn't spectacular, but he's managed to contribute in other categories, as he's sporting a solid 1.10 WHIP and a respectable 128:35 K:BB through 152.1 innings this season.
Minor (12-7) allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out three over six innings to pick up the win over the Angels on Monday. Minor won for the sixth time in his last seven starts and has become the Rangers' ace. He leads the team in innings pitched, an improbable feat for a pitcher that hadn't been a starter since 2014. The left-hander carries a 2.70 ERA over his last eight starts into Sunday's start at San Diego.
Minor improved to 10-6 after throwing six scoreless innings Wednesday against the Athletics, striking out four and allowing just one hit and one walk. Minor missed a start due to back stiffness but showed no ill effects Wednesday, posting one of his best starts of the season. The only apparent effect of the issue was that Minor left after throwing just 73 pitches despite facing the minimum through six innings. The veteran lefty has now won his last four starts.
Minor (back) will take the hill Wednesday against the Athletics. Minor will not require a stint on the DL or miss another start after being scratched from Friday's outing due to back stiffness. Across 22 starts this year, he's posted a 4.61 ERA and 100 strikeouts in 123 innings of work.
Minor (back stiffness) has been scratched from his scheduled start Friday against the Angels. Drew Hutchison will be moved up in the rotation to make the start in place of Minor. The veteran lefty hasn't been placed on the disabled list, so there is still a chance that Minor is merely pushed back. More information on Minor figures to be available in the coming days.