Aug 8, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Texas Rangers manager Ron Washington (38) talks with starting pitcher Miles Mikolas (36) during the second inning against the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Texas Rangers RHP Miles Mikolas continues to improve

Texas Rangers right-handed pitcher Miles Mikolas and another good game last night.  Over is 7 starts this season he’s been inconsistent with several ups and downs.   He’s had 2 games this season where he gave up 7 or more earned runs and didn’t last more than 4.2 innings.

But, luckily the Texas Rangers have stuck by him.  Overall he’s managed to pitch well and he started to show more consistency.  Over 3 of his last 4 starts he’s allowed 2 or less earned runs and lasting at least 5.0 innings.  He’s had 2 quality starts this season, which is something that took Colby Lewis a half season to do.

During yesterday’s outing against the Houston Astros he only gave up 4 hits, 1 earned run and 3 walks.  That helped bring his opponents average down from .294 to .284.

Since the All-star break the Texas Rangers starting pitching has started to improve.   The Rangers starting rotation had a 18.2 inning streak come to an end yesterday in the 5th inning when the Astros’ Chris Carter hit a home run.  It was the second longest scoreless streak for the Rangers starters this season (previous was 19.1 innings).

The starting rotation over the last 3 games/19.2 innings have only allowed 1 run and over the last 6 games have a 2.09 ERA to help drop the over all ERA down to 5.02.  Also, another sign of improvement is the fact they have managed to post 8 quality starts over the last 14 games.

Hopefully Miles Mikolas will continues to improve and to prove his value for the rest of the season.   With all of the injuries the Rangers have suffered this season, they need someone like him to be able to give them a quality start and additional options for 2015.

Watch: Recap Texas Rangers Miles Mikolas goes 5.0 innings against the Houston Astros

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