RP - TEX
Rangers reliever Brett Martin threw a perfect seventh inning against the Athletics on Sunday afternoon. He earned the victory as Texas ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 8-6.
Martin is now 4-4 with a 3.38 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and .271 OBA over the course of 56 innings this season. He owns a 2.40 ERA since the start of August.
Rangers reliever Brett Martin allowed three runs over one inning of work against the Astros on Friday. His final line included three hits, one walk, zero strikeouts, a blown save, and the loss as Texas ultimately fell to Houston by a score of 5-4.
Martin is now 3-4 with a 3.61 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and .272 OBA through 52.1 innings out of the bullpen this year. He owns a very poor 5.60 ERA over 18 games dating back to the All-Star Break.
Rangers reliever Brett Martin allowed a solo homer to the Dbacks' Daulton Varsho in the eighth inning on Wednesday. While this was the only hit Martin allowed, it cost Texas the game as they ultimately fell to Arizona by a score of 3-2. Martin was charged with the loss.
Martin is now 2-3 with a 3.83 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and .277 OBA over the course of 42 games this year. He has also walked 12 batters while striking out 28. The southpaw has now allowed nine runs over his last 6.1 innings of work.
Brett Martin made quick work of the five batters he faced over 1.2 innings on Wednesday. He tossed 15 pitches, including 11 strikes, and retired all five Oakland players. Meanwhile, Texas' bats came alive and scored enough runs to take the lead, ultimately giving Martin his second win of 2021.
Martin is now 2-2 with a 2.76 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and .282 OBA. He's walked just four batters while striking out 24. The southpaw posted a season-best 0.84 ERA in May, then proceeded to post a season-best .244 OBA and 1.25 WHIP in June.
Being tasked to pitch an extra inning with a runner automatically starting on second base isn’t easy. Doing it twice is exponentially more challenging. Still, Rangers reliever Brett Martin didn’t waver when tasked with this challenge against the Giants on Wednesday. He allowed one hit and an unearned run while lasting two innings. His success on the mound kept Texas in the game, which was key towards their walkoff win.
This was Martin’s first win of 2021. He’s now 1-2 with a 3.13 ERA through 24 games. The southpaw has allowed just four runs since May 2, and all four came this past Sunday. Dominant on the road and in night games, Martin has risen to the upper tier of the Texas bullpen.