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Ricky Nolasco | Starting Pitcher | #47

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/13/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 4 (0) / CHC
Contract: view contract details

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Ricky Nolasco was on point in Tuesday's win over the A's, surrendering just one run (none earned) on five hits over eight innings.
Nolasco struck out four and walked two on the evening. The only run to score on his watch came when Ryon Healy picked up an RBI double in the sixth inning. The veteran right-hander has finished out the season nicely, with Tuesday's run the first he has surrendered in his last three outings. For the season as a whole, he pitched to a 4.42 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 144/44 K/BB ratio over 197 2/3 innings (32 starts between the Twins and Angels). Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:53:00 AM

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Ricky Nolasco was fantastic in Thursday's 2-0 win over the Astros, firing seven innings of shutout ball.

Nolasco has not allowed a run in either of his past two starts, a span of 13 innings. On Thursday, he struck out five, walked one and scattered five hits over seven frames. The veteran right-hander finished out having thrown 97 pitches (61 strikes). Even with his recent shutout ways, Nolasco still holds an unappealing 4.60 ERA. His final start of the 2016 campaign will come at home against the A's.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 11:15:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco turned in six shutout frames to lead the Angels to a 6-1 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He rang up seven strikeouts while walking two and allowing five base hits. The nice outing improves his unsightly record to 6-14 with a 4.78 ERA. He has accumulated an uninspiring 135 punchouts in 182 2/3 innings. The 33-year-old veteran is nothing more than an innings-eater on a bad team and is not a recommended option for the fantasy playoffs despite pitching well tonight.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:00:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco ran into trouble late in Tuesday's loss to the A's, yielding three runs on two hits over seven-plus innings.

Nolasco and the Angels held a slim 2-0 advantage heading into the eighth inning. Manager Mike Scioscia opted to allow Nolasco to start the frame. That is when everything fell apart. The veteran right-hander went on to load the bases without recording an out. All three runners would score after he exited stage left. He will carry a 4.90 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into his next scheduled start, a home date with the Mariners
Wed, Sep 7, 2016 12:41:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco hurled a dominant four-hit, complete-game shutout against the Reds on Wednesday, striking out seven batters as the Angels won 3-0.

Yes, you read that right. Ricky Nolasco actually did that. He kept the Reds off-balance all night. He didn't walk anybody and finished the game on just 94 pitches -- having faced only 30 batters. He managed to do that despite two errors being made behind him. He picked off a runner and started a double-play on a comebacker. Lest we forget who this is, the excellent game boosted his record to a still-unsightly 5-12 with a 4.95 ERA. This was Nolasco's first win as an Angel and first since July 9th -- three weeks before he was traded by the Twins.
Wed, Aug 31, 2016 10:04:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco struggled in Friday's loss to the Tigers, surrendering four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings of work.

Nolasco walked three on the night while striking out two. He kept the Tigers off the board through the first five innings, until an RBI double by J.D. Martinez and a two-run homer from Justin Upton in the sixth. Now 4-11 on the season, the right-hander will carry a 5.24 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the Reds.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 10:06:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco was roughed up for five runs in 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday.

He struck out five and didn't walk anybody, but the Yankees managed to string their seven hits together in the first and sixth innings. He gave up a solo homer to Gary Sanchez and a two-run single to Brian McCann in the first inning, then another two-run single to Aaron Judge in the sixth. Nolasco falls to 4-11 with a 5.22 ERA in 25 starts.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 01:55:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco gave up just two runs over six innings while whiffing six, but still got charged with a loss to the Cubs on Wednesday.

He allowed six hits and one base-on-balls. Nolasco is not a very good pitcher but he performed well against the strong Cubs offense in an inter-league matchup tonight. His record falls to 4-9 with a poor 5.14 ERA. His 103/30 K/BB ratio in 136 2/3 innings is not bad but the results have been disappointing.
Wed, Aug 10, 2016 11:19:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco allowed five runs over six innings against the Athletics in his Twins debut Thursday.

Nolasco gave up six hits on the evening, but three of them left the yard. The right-hander didn't walk a batter while striking out four. He was fortunate not to take his ninth loss, but Nolasco's ERA did increase to 5.23 through 22 starts between the Twins and Angels. Nolasco will look for a better showing Tuesday against the Astros.
Thu, Aug 4, 2016 11:46:00 PM

Angels acquired RHPs Ricky Nolasco and Alex Meyer and cash considerations from the Twins in exchange for LHP Hector Santiago and RHP Alan Busenitz.

The Angels agreed to take on the remainder of Nolasco's contract (he's owed $12 million in 2017 and a $1 million buyout for 2018) in order to add an upside arm in Meyer. Nolasco has posted a 5.44 ERA since inking a four-year, $49 million contract with the Twins. He'll enter the Angels' rotation in Santiago's place.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:15:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco delivered an outstanding performance in a no-decision against the White Sox on Friday, allowing one run on three hits over eight innings.

Nolasco surrendered a leadoff home run to Adam Eaton to start the ballgame, then limited the White Sox to just two hits and a walk over the rest of his outing. The right-hander struck out six on the evening. While he still isn't trustworthy in mixed leagues, he had delivered two strong outings in a row and could be worth a look in a decent matchup against the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday.
Sat, Jul 30, 2016 12:07:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco took a tough-luck loss Monday, allowing just one run over six frames against the Tigers.

Nolasco didn't strike out a single batter on the night and issued three walks, but he allowed just three hits. Unfortunately, one of them was a Justin Upton homer and that's all it took. The veteran right-hander has posted three straight quality starts but lost two of them. He'll face the Red Sox this weekend.
Mon, Jul 18, 2016 09:54:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco let in four runs -- three earned -- in six innings but still managed to beat the Rangers on Saturday.

He gave up nine hits but didn't walk anybody. He fanned only two batters. His record improves to 4-7 with a 5.22 ERA. You're scraping the bottom of the barrel if he is starting for your team.
Sun, Jul 10, 2016 02:03:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco was charged with three runs over six-plus innings Monday in a loss to the Athletics.

Nolasco blanked the A’s over the first six innings before the first three batters reached in the seventh inning. The final two runs scored after he was replaced by Taylor Rogers. Nolasco struck out four and walked three in the loss and now sits at 3-7 with a 5.26 ERA on the year. He’ll wrap up his first half with a start against the Rangers this weekend.
Mon, Jul 4, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Ricky Nolasco gave up three home runs and was pounded for seven runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings to take a loss on Wednesday.

He struck out five and walked one. Nolasco has a 3-6 record with an ugly 5.31 ERA in 96 2/3 innings. He is a bad pitcher on a bad team -- not the stuff fantasy dreams are made of. He will have two starts next week if you are desperate enough to take the risk.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 11:47:00 PM

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