Gallo is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. The Rangers are playing a day game after a night game and opposing a lefty starting pitcher (Marco Gonzales), factors that likely prompted manager Chris Woodward to give Gallo a rare rest. It's Gallo first off day since May 12, ending a stretch of eight consecutive starts during which he went 14-for-30 (.467 average) with three home runs, six doubles, five walks, nine runs and seven RBI.
Gallo went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double, a two-run home run and a second run scored in Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Mariners. The 25-year-old continues to light it up. Gallo is hitting an astounding .340 (36-for-106) over his last 30 games with 11 homers and 24 RBI, and he's done it while striking out 46 times. At some point, his luck on balls in play will run dry, but until that happens he'll keep putting up MVP-caliber numbers.
Gallo went 2-for-3 with a walk, a solo home run and a second run scored in Monday's 10-9 win over the Mariners. The 25-year-old slugger continues to add surprising fantasy value even when he isn't sending the ball over the fence. Gallo's 14 homers and 33 RBI through 41 games are expected, but his .285 batting average decidedly isn't given his .212 career mark. His strikeout and contact rates are in line with career norms, so while he is hitting the ball harder than ever before -- his Barrel rate, average exit velocity and hard-hit rate are all at career-best levels -- regression seems inevitable given his track record.
Gallo went 4-for-5 with a walk, home run, four runs scored and an RBI on Thursday against the Royals. Gallo blasted a solo shot in the fourth inning off Homer Bailey to record his 13th home run of the season. However, he also reached base five times, and the Rangers' offensive explosion helped him score a season-best four runs. This performance continued an impressive campaign for Gallo as he ranks among the American League leaders in home runs, RBI and slugging percentage while also posting a much improved .269 batting average across 163 plate appearances.
Gallo went 1-for-2 with a solo home run and three walks in a 6-4 loss to the Pirates on Tuesday. The 25-year-old smashed a homer to the upper deck off Felipe Vazquez, which is quite an accomplishment considering Vazquez had yet to yield a run this year before the blast. Gallo also showcased a great eye, posting a season-high three walks. He racked up the walks and homers in March and April, recording 21 free passes and 10 bombs during the first five weeks of the year. Gallo is slashing .264/.404/.678 with 15 extra-base hits, 25 RBI and 20 runs in 109 plate appearances this season.