Allard (2-8) allowed seven runs on seven hits and a walk over four innings Friday, striking out five and taking a loss against the Astros.
Allard kept the Astros off the board for two innings before a disastrous third in which he allowed five runs, including a three-run shot by Kyle Tucker. He coughed up another pair of runs in the fourth before leaving the game after 90 pitches. It was his third straight outing giving up at least four earned runs, bumping his ERA to 4.71 through 72.2 frames. Allard is projected to face Seattle at home next week.
Allard (2-7) allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out only one in 5.1 innings while taking the loss in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus Toronto.
Allard only gave up one home run to Danny Jansen, but Toronto had little trouble building offense off of him. Texas gave its starter just three hits and no runs in terms of offensive support. The 23-year-old lefty has a 4.06 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 62:14 K:BB through 68.2 innings this season. Allard lines up for another road start in Houston during next weekend's series.
Allard will not start Saturday against the Blue Jays due to a postponement.
The southpaw figures to start one of the two games in Sunday's doubleheader, but the Rangers have yet to confirm as much. Allard yielded four solo home runs in a six-inning outing last Sunday, raising his ERA to 3.69 in 2021.
Allard (2-6) allowed four runs on five hits while striking out three in a loss to the Athletics on Sunday.
Allard was taken deep four times in this one, with all four home runs going for solo blasts. The Athletics launched two off him in the second and then Matt Olson got to him twice, once in the fourth and again in the sixth. It marked the first time the 23-year-old left-hander has given up more than two homers in a game this season, and just the second time he's given up more than three runs in an outing. Allard's record on the year doesn't reflect his overall performance, as he owns a 3.69 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 61:13 K:BB over 63.1 innings.
Allard (2-5) allowed five runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks over 5.1 innings Monday, striking out nine and taking a loss against the Tigers.
Allard had allowed just one run through five innings before things unraveled in the sixth. Three of the first four Detroit batters reached base before two runs came in on an error by Nate Lowe. Allard was then charged with two more runs after he was removed from the game. He was handed a third straight loss but still owns a 3.45 ERA and a 58:13 K:BB through 57.1 innings. The 23-year-old is projected for another home start this weekend against Oakland.
Allard (2-4) allowed three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out five over six innings in a loss to the Athletics on Wednesday.
All of the damage against Allard came in the second inning. He allowed the first two batters to reach before Matt Chapman eventually scored on a sacrifice fly and Frank Schwindel launched a two-run homer to put the Rangers in an early 3-0 hole. Allard took his second straight loss and received minimal run support, as he was outdueled by Chris Bassitt despite posting his second quality start of the year. The 23-year-old has shown some potential this season with a 3.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 49:11 K:BB over 52 innings.
Allard (2-3) allowed four earned runs on eight hits and no walks while striking out one across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Athletics.
Allard was touched up for three runs in the opening frame, as he allowed four hits and also threw a wild pitch. However, he settled in from there, as the only earned run he allowed in his next five innings of work came on a solo home run by Jed Lowrie. Allard's strikeout total wasn't impressive in this outing, though he still has a 44:10 K:BB and 3.33 ERA across 46 innings this season.
Allard didn't factor into the decision Saturday against the Twins after allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while fanning six across six innings.
While Allard wasn't involved in the decision, this was one of his best outings of the season -- he reached six innings for the first time all year and also delivered his first quality start. Plus, the six strikeouts tied a season-high mark for him, and it's worth noting he has recorded at least four punchouts in each of his last four outings. The swingman owns a strong 2.93 ERA while shifting between the rotation and the bullpen across 14 appearances (four starts).
Allard (2-2) picked up the win in Saturday's 12-1 victory over the Dodgers, allowing no runs on five hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings.
Allard delivered his best start of the season against a quality opponent in this one, only encountering trouble in the fourth when he loaded the bases with two outs, but he induced a Zach McKinstry ground out to kill the threat. The 2015 first-round pick has now allowed four runs in 14 innings over his last three appearances, all starts, and owns an impressive 2.91 ERA.
Allard (1-2) took the loss Saturday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over five innings as the Rangers fell 3-0 to the Rays. He struck out six.
The young southpaw put together a strong performance, tossing 48 of 79 pitches for strikes, but a lack of support stuck Allard with the loss after Tampa Bay jumped on him for two runs in the first inning. He likely did more than enough to stay in the rotation for now, and Allard will take a 3.41 ERA and 33:8 K:BB through 29 innings into his next outing.
Allard is joining the starting rotation and will start Saturday against the Rays, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.
The 23-year-old replaces fellow southpaw Hyeon-jong Yang in the rotation after the latter recorded another short, unimpressive start May 30. Allard made a spot start May 27, yielding two runs (both on homers) in four innings. He struggled as a starter in 2020, posting an 8.80 ERA in eight outings.
Allard is likely heading back to the bullpen after making a spot start Thursday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers have a quirky schedule coming coming up with multiple off-days and can skip a fifth starter. During that stretch in the schedule, it's expected that Kyle Gibson (groin) will return, an event that would move Allard back to the bullpen.
Allard (1-1) took the loss Thursday against Seattle, allowing two runs on two hits and one walk with four strikeouts in a 5-0 defeat.
Making a spot start for the injured Kyle Gibson, Allard made two mistakes in surrendering back-to-back solo home runs to Tom Murphy and Jacob Nottingham but pitched well otherwise. He'd only seen relief work prior to Thursday and the four innings were his most of any appearance this season. Allard's current 3.38 ERA would be the best of his four-year career if it holds.
Allard will start Thursday's game at Seattle.
The 23-year-old will make a spot start in Thursday's series opener with Kyle Gibson (groin) on the injured list. Allard has regularly thrown 40-50 pitches as a reliever this season, so he should be able to cover around four innings, depending on his efficiency. He may only make the one start, as Gibson is not expected to face a lengthy absence.
Manager Chris Woodward said Allard is the likely candidate to make a spot start in place of Kyle Gibson (groin), Sam Blum of The Dallas Morning News reports.
Allard is working as a reliever this season, but he's poised for a spot start with Gibson on the injured list. Allard has a 3.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 23:6 K:BB over 20 innings this season. The left-hander regularly pitches multiple innings and has covered three frames on two separate occasions, though he's unlikely to have a full starter's workload if he does make a start.
Allard (1-0) picked up his first win of the season Saturday against Houston. He walked one and struck out one over 1.1 scoreless innings.
Allard was the pitcher of record when the Rangers plated five runs in the seventh inning to grab the lead. He came on for Hunter Wood, who left the game with two outs in the sixth inning due to elbow tightness. This was the eighth straight appearance in which Allard threw multiple innings. He's been used as a piggyback reliever for starters that are, by design, not being asked to go deep into games and will continue in that same vein. The left-hander has experience as a starter and could work his way into the rotation at some point. Allard has a 3.15 ERA with 23 strikeouts and six walks over 20 innings.
Allard allowed one hit and one walk while striking out four over 2.2 scoreless innings in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Angels.
This was Allard's second straight time entering a game following starter Dane Dunning. The Rangers had been using Taylor Hearn as the left-handed complement to Dunning in what has been (and will continue to be) a tandem spot in the rotation. Allard has been a pleasant surprise thus far, allowing two earned runs, walking one and striking out 15 over 10 innings (five appearances). He was a minor-league starter and made 18 starts in the majors prior to 2021, so there could be an opportunity for Allard to enter the rotation at some point.
Allard allowed one run on four hits and struck out two over 2.1 innings in Friday's 9-7 loss to the White Sox.
Allard entered for starter Dane Dunning, who was chased by his former team after allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks over 2.2 innings. The Rangers want to manage Dunning's innings and have paired him with a long reliever in a tandem situation, and this was the first time Allard pitched with him. Typically, the starter lasts longer than 2.2 innings. Taylor Hearn had been paired with Dunning while Wes Benjamin also filled a similar role with Jordan Lyles, but Allard has been the best of the lot early on and should operate as a multi-inning reliever for whichever starter needs assistance. The left-hander sports a 2.45 ERA and 0.82 WHIP with 11 strikeouts and zero walks over 7.1 innings.
Texas manager Chris Woodward said Allard could replace Wes Benjamin as the tandem starter paired with Jordan Lyles, Sam Blum of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Rangers optioned Benjamin on Saturday after he served as a tandem starter behind Lyles to open the season. Lyles has pitched into the sixth inning in two of three starts, so he's not far from being a traditional starter. It's unclear how much Allard would need to pitch when it's Lyles' turn -- Benjamin threw 5.2 innings over three tandem appearances. The left-handed Allard was barely used over the first 11 days of the season but has been perfect in two outings this past week, fanning eight over four innings.
Allard retained his bullpen job after the Rangers optioned Wes Benjamin to the team's alternate camp.
Allard's spot on the roster was in jeopardy as the Rangers prepared to make room for both Willie Calhoun and Joely Rodriguez, but the team opted to send Benjamin down instead. Both are lefties who can pitch multiple innings, so having them rostered was redundant. Benjamin was serving as a tandem starter, but he struggled to throw strikes. Meanwhile, Allard had dominant back-to-back outings this past week, which likely played a role in the team's decision.
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