Alexy (2-1) allowed four runs on four hits and six walks over 3.1 innings Monday, striking out one batter and taking a loss against the Yankees. Alexy struggled with his command all evening, throwing just 46-of-83 pitches for strikes. He coughed up a solo home run to Gary Sanchez in the second inning before the Yankees brought three runs in during the third. He's given up 10 runs in just seven innings (12.86 ERA) over his last two outings. Alexy is currently projected to face the Orioles on the road this weekend.
Alexy is listed as the Rangers' starting pitcher for Monday's game against the White Sox. Alexy piggybacked Spencer Howard in his last appearance Sept. 13 against the Astros, and the results were less than ideal. The rookie right-hander served up six runs on four hits and four walks across his 3.2 innings, though Alexy ended up avoiding the loss since Howard was touched up for six runs in 1.1 innings before him. Drew Anderson ended up working behind Howard in the latter's most recent outing Saturday against the White Sox, clearing the way for Alexy to work in a more traditional starting role to begin the penultimate week of the regular season. In his first two big-league starts, Alexy turned in scoreless outings against the Rockies and Angels, covering 11 frames between them while striking out 11 and allowing seven baserunners.
Alexy allowed six runs on four hits, four walks and a hit batsman while striking out three over 3.2 relief innings in Monday's 15-1 loss to the Astros. Alexy made two encouraging starts for the Rangers, throwing 11 scoreless innings, before manager Chris Woodward opted to piggyback him for his third outing behind starter Spencer Howard. Alexy discussed the changes in preparation needed to come out of the bullpen with Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News. "It's always different when you are coming out of the bullpen," the right-hander said. "Deciphering when to start getting really ready is always a little different out there." He had pitched in a similar role six times in the minors, but that was after a definite one-inning limit for the game opener. On Monday, Howard was on a 50-pitch limit, but there was no telling how long he would last.
Alexy will serve as a primary pitcher out of the bullpen behind starter Spencer Howard in Monday's game against the Astros, independent baseball journalist Jeff Wilson reports. Alexy fared well through his first two turns as a traditional starter with 11 scoreless innings and a pair of wins, but manager Chris Woodward will experiment with the rookie right-hander in a different role to kick off the Rangers' seven-game week. Even though he won't be starting, Alexy should be in strong position to factor into any decision as the Rangers' bulk reliever. Howard has worked between 2-to-3 innings in each of his four starts since joining Texas ahead of the July 30 trade deadline.
Alexy (2-0) pitched six scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and two walks with seven strikeouts in a win over the Angels on Monday. Alexy was outstanding yet again, as he's given up just two hits and no runs over 11 innings since his debut at the end of August. The Angels put a bit of pressure on him in the second after having two on and nobody out, but Alexy was able to maneuver his way around the Angels' hitters and avoid any damage. The 23-year-old hasn't had a large sample on the field, but his performances so far should keep him around in the starting rotation. Unfortunately, he lines up to face the Astros next week.
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