After adjusting to life after MLB’s crackdown on sticky stuff, Kolby Allard has put together a string of solid starts which culminated in his longest outing of the season. Today Allard tossed 6 1⁄3 innings of three-run ball on seven hits, zero walks and a couple of strikeouts.
As John Blake noted on Twitter, Allard has now thrown three consecutive quality starts without allowing a walk in each. That hadn’t been done by a Rangers’ starter since Derek Holland accomplished the feat back in 2014.
Meanwhile, the bats — despite the home park playing neutral at best so far — continue to show that they’re a completely different team at The Shed than when they’re on the road.
After scoring a total of 14 runs in the six games on the West Coast road trip last week, the Rangers scored 18 runs in this three-game series against Oakland. Unsurprisingly, more runs meant Texas won more games as they took this series from the AL West contending A’s.
Player of the Game: The star of the offense today was DJ Peters who went 2-for-4 with those two hits finding the seats. In total, Peters had four RBI which made up the difference in this one.
Up Next: The Rangers get the day off on Monday before welcoming the Seattle Mariners to Arlington for a midweek series beginning on Tuesday night.