Gant settled for a no-decision against the Giants on Friday, allowing one earned run, four hits and three walks over 2.2 innings while striking out three.
Gant was pulled in the third inning after he allowed a run to score on a bases-loaded walk, which was his third consecutive walk of the frame. This now marks two straight shaky outings for Gant, as he allowed six earned runs in his previous start. The walks have been a problem for him this season (54 walks over 109.2 innings), but he still owns a respectable 3.53 ERA. He'll look to pitch deeper in his next scheduled start, which is currently slated for Wednesday against the Brewers at home.
Gant fell to 7-6 on the season after a poor performance Saturday against the Dodgers. He lasted just 4.1 innings, giving up six runs on six hits and four walks while striking out four.
Gant was in trouble from the start, allowing a two-run homer to Manny Machado in the first inning. The Dodgers added a solo shot from Yasiel Puig in the fourth before chasing Gant in the fifth when he allowed three of the first four runners to reach base, all of whom would come around to score. The disappointing outing may be just a blip for Gant, as he hadn't allowed more than two earned runs in any of his last seven starts. It's worth noting, however, that he's already thrown 156 innings on the season, blowing past his previous high of 123. He'll add to that total next Friday against the Giants.
Gant allowed three runs (zero earned) on two hits and five walks over 4.1 innings during Tuesday's 11-8 win over the Nationals. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision.
Gant struggled with his command which helped lead to his fifth-inning exit after loading the bases via a Yairo Munoz error, a single and a walk. The 26-year-old has allowed two earned runs or less in each of his last six starts, but has managed to make it through the sixth inning during only two of those outings.
Gant will start Tuesday against the Nationals instead of Wednesday as originally planned, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
The switch means that Gant will square off against Erick Fedde instead of Tanner Roark, giving him potentially slightly better odds at earning a win. It also means he ends up with a two-start week, as he'll throw again Sunday against the Tigers.
Gant (6-5) pitched 5.2 scoreless innings and picked up a win Thursday, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out six in the 5-0 win over Pittsburgh.
Gant wasn't incredibly efficient, needing 94 pitches Thursday, but still managed another very good performance. In his last five starts, the 26-year-old has gone 3-1, allowing just five runs over 28.1 innings and dropping his ERA from 3.89 to 3.34 in the process. Gant will take the mound in Washington on Tuesday.
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