Allard allowed one hit and struck out two over two scoreless innings in Tuesday's 7-0 loss to the Diamondbacks. Allard had a rough go of it as a starter as he attempted to fill the rotation slot of Corey Kluber (shoulder). He eventually moved to the bullpen after pitching to an 8.80 ERA over eight starts. In two relief outings, the left-hander has thrown three scoreless innings with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts. With the Rangers seemingly looking to reshape the roster, Allard will be in the mix for a rotation spot in 2021.
Allard will work out of the Rangers' bullpen moving forward, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports. Allard struggled mightily in his last start as he earned his sixth loss of the season. He failed to pick up any wins while working out of the rotation, and he'll transition to a bullpen role for the remainder of the year. Wes Benjamin will take over his spot in the starting rotation in the immediate future.
Allard (0-6) allowed six runs (five earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out one across one inning to take the loss in the second game of the team's doubleheader Saturday against the Athletics. Allard worked through a scoreless first inning but failed to retire any of the six batters he faced to start the second frame. He's now been crushed in both of his last two outings, surrendering a combined 13 earned runs across 4.2 innings. Allard is currently projected to take his next turn through the rotation Friday against the Angels, though it's unclear if the Rangers will stick with him as a starter.
Allard is the scheduled starter for the second game of Saturday's doubleheader at home against Oakland. Allard's overall numbers are not pretty, but his two starts at Globe Life Field have gone well. He has a 1.74 ERA in two starts at home, including taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning against the Athletics on Aug. 26.
Allard (0-5) took the loss Monday as the Rangers fell 8-4 to the Mariners, coughing up eight runs on five hits and four walks over 3.2 innings. He struck out five. After delivering a quality start in his last outing, Allard took a huge step backwards with his worst performance of the year. Two of the hits off him left the yard, doubling the number of homers he's served up this season, and the rough night tacked nearly two full runs onto his ERA. He'll carry a 7.22 ERA and 28:16 K:BB through 28.2 innings into his next start Saturday as part of a home doubleheader against the A's.
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