Martinez allowed three runs on five hits with no walks across six innings Friday in a no-decision against the Angels. He struck out seven.
Martinez was solid in his second start of the season, throwing 66 percent of his pitches for strikes and delivering uncharacteristic strikeout totals. His only real mistakes came back to haunt him, however, and came in the form of a solo home run by Yunel Escobar in the first inning and a two-run shot by Mike Trout in the sixth. The Rangers have been desperate for solid starting pitching this season and Martinez has been just that over 13 innings, with a 2.77 ERA, a 0.77 WHIP and a 6.9 K/9. He is not currently scheduled to make another start at this level, but the results have been so positive that the club could elect to alter their rotation to incorporate him.