Jun 27, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Texas Rangers starting pitcher Yovani Gallardo (49) throws a pitch during the first inning in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports
On the heels of one of the most dominant months for a starting pitcher, Gallardo has started to catch fire and could force his way into consideration. Gallardo is sixth in the American League with a 2.72 ERA in his 16 starts. He has held batters to a .229 average, 12th in the AL, and has struck out 70 in 96 innings.
Gallardo’s 2.27 ERA is his lowest in his career other than 2008 when he pitched in just 24 innings. While most expected a significant drop for Gallardo as he moved from the National League to the American League but he has done the opposite.
With his success leading this staff that is missing to injury nearly an entire rotation that could be top 15 in the league (Yu Darvish
), Gallardo has led the group by example. The selections for reserve should acknowledge the great success he has had even though they may focus on adding a hitter from this team