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Rangers reliever Wes Benjamin, who was tasked with starting Saturday's game against the Athletics on short notice, allowed six runs over 3.1 innings of work. His final line included six hits, two walks, four strikeouts, three homers, and the no-decision. Texas ultimately defeated Oakland by a score of 8-6.
Benjamin is 0-2 with an 8.59 ERA, 2.05 WHIP, and .305 OBA through 22 innings of work this season. He has struck out 19 batters and walked 17.
Rangers starter Wes Benjamin exited after just 1.2 innings of work against the Astros on Friday. During that time, he surrendered three runs on three hits. He also walked three batters and struck out two.
This was Benjamin's first start of the year as he's normally a reliever, so he wasn't expected to last too far into the game anyways. Still, the team surely hoped he could have retired more than five batters. The 27-year-old southpaw fell to 0-2 with a 7.36 ERA, 2.18 WHIP, and .269 OBA through 7.1 innings. He also has nine walks and seven strikeouts to his name.
Rangers pitcher Wes Benjamin couldn't keep Texas in the game on Saturday. Over two innings of relief work, he allowed two runs, three hits, and two walks. Benjamin was ultimately hit with the loss.
This was Benjamin's second outing of the season. Last Sunday, he threw 2.1 innings of one-hit, scoreless baseball while striking out three. He was not nearly as successful this time around, but he'll look to bounce back this week.
In Wednesday's 7-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, Wes Benjamin received a no-decision. He threw five innings and allowed seven hits, three earned runs, and one walk with three strikeouts.
That was Benjamin's first start of the season. He allowed nine hard-hit batted balls with an exit velocity of 95+ mph.
In Friday's 6-2 loss to the Angels, Wes Benjamin was used in a follower role and took the loss. He threw four innings and allowed six hits, two earned runs, and two walks with four strikeouts.
Benjamin allowed eight hard-hit balls with an exit velocity of 95+ mph. He is not fantasy-relevant with a 4.41 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 16.1 innings.