Martin (4-4) worked a perfect inning en route to his fourth win of the season in Saturday's 8-6 victory over the Athletics. Martin needed just 10 pitches to retire Josh Harrison, Starling Marte and Matt Olson on groundouts. In nine appearances (nine innings pitched) against Oakland this season, Martin has yet to allow an earned run.
Martin (3-4) allowed three runs on three hits and a walk in one inning, taking the loss versus Houston on Friday. The southpaw entered the game with two on and no outs in the seventh inning, and he allowed the next four baserunners to get aboard before settling down to end the frame. The damage was done, as Houston took the lead on Martin's loss to send him to his first loss since July 28. The 26-year-old has a 3.61 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 34:13 K:BB through 52.1 innings this year, and he's added six holds in 54 appearances.
Martin (3-3) picked up the win against the Mariners on Monday, allowing an unearned run on two hits in 1.1 innings. Martin entered with the bases loaded and two outs in the ninth and induced a Kyle Seager flyout to send the game to extras. After Texas took the lead, manager Chris Woodward opted to stick with the lefty for the tenth, and Martin delivered by recording three straight outs following a run-scoring single. Martin has lowered his ERA from 3.83 to 3.38 with five straight strong outings.
Martin (2-2) got the win against Oakland on Wednesday, throwing 1.2 perfect innings without a strikeout in a 5-3 Rangers triumph. Martin entered in the seventh with two on and one out after the Athletics had just taken the lead and induced outs from Matt Olson and Ramon Laureano to neutralize the threat. He stayed in after Texas took the lead in the bottom of the inning and retired the side on a mere seven pitches. Since a blow-up outing June 6, Martin has allowed only one run in 8.1 innings across seven appearances.
Martin (1-2) allowed one hit and an unearned run across two innings, earning the victory in Wednesday's 4-3, extra-innings win over the Rangers. The lefty was very efficient, requiring just 16 pitches (14 of which were strikes) to get through the 10th and 11th innings. Martin yielded four runs in an inning Sunday after recording 15 straight scoreless appearances, but he appears to be back on track after that one rough showing.
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