Jurado (4-2) allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six across six innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Red Sox. Jurado looked to be in line for a poor outing, allowing three earned runs in his first three innings of work. However, he received plenty of run support and held the Red Sox to just three baserunners in his final three innings of work to record his fourth consecutive quality start. Jurado has proven to be one of the biggest surprises of the season, compiling a 3.02 ERA and 1.27 WHIP across 41.2 innings of work to go along with 34 strikeouts. He'll look to keep things going on Sunday as the Rangers travel to hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park to face the Reds.
Jurado (2-1) allowed three runs on eight hits and one walk across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Orioles. He struck out six. Jurado gave up his share of baserunners as he allowed baserunners in three different innings. Fortunately, he limited the O's to just two extra-base hits and walked just one as be battled through six frames for his third consecutive quality start. Jurado owns a sharp 2.78 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP through 23.1 innings, but he will face a tough matchup in his next outing on the road against the Red Sox.
Jurado (2-2) allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings Friday in a win over the Royals. Baserunners were plentiful during Jurado's six innings of work, but he managed to dance around danger for the most part, yielding a run in the second and in the fifth. He was lifted from the contest down 2-0, but his offense struck for six runs in the bottom of the sixth inning, putting Jurado in line for the victory. The 23-year-old right-hander owns a 2.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 22 punchouts through 29.2 innings this season
Jurado pitched 6.1 innings and received a no-decision versus the Angels on Sunday, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out three. Jurado didn't fool many hitters -- he induced only two swinging strikes -- but was nonetheless effective in his second start of the season. He was in line for a win but was pulled after giving up a one-out single in the seventh, then watched the Rangers' shaky bullpen allow six runs to cross the plate before the inning was over. After throwing only 76 pitches in his first start, Jurado tossed 94 on Sunday, a good indication that he is ready to take on a full-time starting role. He is projected to next face the Royals on Friday.
Jurado pitched an inning of relief in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Seattle. He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out two. Jurado is still on schedule to start Sunday against the Angels, so Wednesday's appearance was merely an in-between starts throwing session. Rangers manager Chris Woodward needs to be ready to use anyone in relief given the shaky nature of the rotation. Texas' starters rank 27th in ERA (5.44) and 28th in innings pitched per start (4.7).