Allard tossed his fourth straight quality start for Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday, giving up one run on three hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five. The 21-year-old lefty hasn't been dominant this year, but Allard now has a 3.75 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 68:29 K:BB through 84 innings. He's been passed up on the Atlanta depth chart by a number of other prospects since being drafted in the first round in 2015, but after making his big-league debut in 2018, he could still factor into the team's plans after the All-Star break if injuries hit the rotation.
The Braves optioned Allard to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday. Allard doesn't have much more to prove in the minors after posting a 2.72 ERA across 19 starts at Gwinnett in 2018, but the young southpaw might not get a look in the big leagues anytime soon with fellow pitching prospects Kyle Wright, Touki Toussaint and Bryse Wilson seemingly passing him up in the organizational pecking order. The 21-year-old's road back to Atlanta will become even more difficult once Mike Foltynewicz (elbow) and Mike Soroka (shoulder) are reinstated from the injured list.
Allard was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. Allard will rejoin the big-league club after being shuttled back and forth from Atlanta to Gwinnett throughout the past month. Across three appearances (one start) with the Braves this year, Allard has allowed 11 earned runs on 19 hits and four walks in eight innings of work. There's a chance that he could make a spot start, especially with Anibal Sanchez nursing a hamstring injury, but it's likely that the team will utilize him as a bullpen arm for the final month of the season.
The Braves optioned Allard to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday. Allard rejoined the Braves last week but made just one appearance during his latest stint with the big club, giving up three runs on four hits and a walk over an inning of relief Friday against the Rockies. He'll presumably rejoin the Gwinnett rotation with the Braves reinstating Sam Freeman (shoulder) from the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move.
The Braves optioned Allard to Triple-A Gwinnett on Wednesday. Allard will head back to the minors after serving as the 26th man in the Braves' doubleheader against the Nationals. He worked out of the bullpen in the first game and gave up four runs over two innings, but could rejoin the Braves in a starting role as soon as next week. The Braves have another twin bill lined up against the Marlins on Monday and are short on healthy starting candidates beyond Allard with Max Fried (groin) recently joining Brandon McCarthy (knee) and Mike Soroka (shoulder) on the disabled list.
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