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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 punished for five runs in six innings and took a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.
He surrendered seven hits and three left the yard. He gave up a two-run shot to Steven Souza Jr. in the second inning. Colby Rasmus and Souza both hit solo dingers in the seventh. Nolasco falls to 2-4 with a 4.37 ERA in 10 starts. He has given up 16 longballs in just 57 2/3 innings. May 24 - 10:32 PM

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Ricky Nolasco gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings in a loss to the Mets on Friday.

Nolasco gave up an unearned run in the first inning before Rene Rivera plated a run with a single in the sixth. He struck out four and walked three in the loss. On the bright side, he managed to keep the ball in the ballpark for once. The veteran right-hander is now 2-3 with a 4.01 ERA through nine starts this season. He’ll square off against the Rays on the road in his next outing.
May 19 - 10:39 PM

Ricky Nolasco allowed three earned runs, five hits and four walks over six innings in a quality start and no-decision against the Tigers on Saturday.

The team's Opening Day starter threw 59 of his 100 pitches for a quality start, his first time this season with back-to-back quality starts. He has racked up 20 strikeouts over 17 1/3 innings in three May outings. The strikeouts have been nice, but he has also served up six homers during the span. He remains a useful fantasy option in AL-only and deeper mixed formats for his high strikeout rate.
May 14 - 3:45 AM

Ricky Nolasco fanned 10 while allowing two runs over seven innings Monday against the A's.

It's Nolasco's 15th career 10-strikeout game, but his first since 2013. 10 of the previous 14 came in 2008 and '09. Nolasco didn't figure into the decision tonight, so he remained 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA and a 37/7 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings. The Angels should be pleased, but he doesn't have much upside beyond this.
May 9 - 1:44 AM

Rick Nolasco experienced cramping in his calf during his start Wednesday night in Seattle.

"It should be alright," said Nolasco, who will be reevaluated by the Angels' medical staff on Thursday. The 34-year-old right-hander allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks over just 4 1/3 innings Wednesday versus the Mariners.
May 4 - 9:08 AM

Ricky Nolasco allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts over 4 1/3 innings in a no-decision Wednesday in Seattle.

The Opening Day starter for the Halos has recorded just one quality start over his past four appearances. He has served up nine homers over 32 2/3 innings which is bad news. The good news is Nolasco has recorded 27 strikeouts with just seven walks over 32 2/3 innings.
May 4 - 2:33 AM

Ricky Nolasco held the Athletics to a lone run over 5 2/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Nolasco gave up just three hits and walked two while striking out four in the contest. It was the third time in five outings he's fallen short of a quality start, but he's been close in two others, including Thursday. It's not anything to write home about, but a positive takeaway, at least. In total, Nolasco is 2-2 with a 4.13 ERA and 1.24 WHIP, and he'll try to improve on those numbers Wednesday at the Mariners.
Apr 28 - 12:41 AM

Ricky Nolasco will start on Thursday against the Athletics.

Nolasco will have gone eight days in between outings, as the Angels wanted him to work on his mechanics on the side. The veteran right-hander holds a 4.76 ERA and 17/3 K/BB ratio over his first 22 2/3 innings this season.
Apr 24 - 8:10 PM

Ricky Nolasco will have his next scheduled start pushed back a few days so that he can work on his mechanics.

Nolasco pitched well in his last start, but evidently the Angels think he has some things to iron out. It's unclear when he'll start again, but Thursday would make sense. Jesse Chavez will start Monday.
Apr 23 - 1:30 PM

Ricky Nolasco pitched six innings and allowed two runs Tuesday in a win over the Astros.

It's his first win in four starts. Nolasco has a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 22 2/3 innings, but because he's given up seven homers, he's sporting a 4.76 ERA. He's strictly an AL-only pitcher.
Apr 19 - 1:29 AM

Ricky Nolasco allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Mariners.

Nolasco pitched pretty well, giving up just four hits (including a Mitch Haniger two-run homer that accounted for all the runs against him) and a walk while striking out three. Something clicked with the right-hander after he was acquired by the Angels last season, posting a 3.21 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in his final 11 starts, and while it's rarely spectacular, Nolasco should once again be a decent innings-eater for the Halos. His next start is scheduled for Friday against the Royals.
Apr 9 - 1:50 AM

Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Athletics.

The Angels picked their blandest starter for Opening Day and got a bland outing in return. Nolasco should prove to be an adequate pitcher for them this year; he's taken a step forward since leaving Minnesota and he has an excellent defense and pitcher's ballpark supporting him. His fantasy value will be limited to AL-only leagues, though.
Apr 4 - 1:13 AM

Ricky Nolasco has been announced as the Angels' Opening Day starter.

He'll be followed in the rotation by Matt Shoemaker, Garrett Richards, Tyler Skaggs and Jesse Chavez. Nolasco pitched reasonably well in the Cactus League this spring, producing a 3.52 ERA over four starts. Still, it's never a great sign when Ricky Nolasco is your team's No. 1 starter. At least the Angels have Mike Trout, right?
Mar 30 - 10:31 PM

Ricky Nolasco turned in a solid outing against the Padres on Thursday, yielding two runs on five hits in 6 1/3 innings of work.

He walked one and fanned four, bringing his ERA to 3.52 in 15 1/3 innings. He began last season with the Twins and ended it with the Angels, notching a combined 8-14 record with a 4.42 ERA in 197 2/3 frames. He is solidly entrenched in the starting rotation and makes a serviceable back-end fantasy starter in mixed leagues.
Mar 23 - 8:07 PM

Ricky Nolasco yielded three runs over four innings Monday in his Cactus League start against the Dodgers.

Nolasco gave up one run over his first three innings before serving up a go-ahead two-run homer to Austin Barnes in the fourth. The veteran right-hander posted a 3.21 ERA and 51/15 K/BB ratio in 73 innings over 11 starts after being acquired from the Twins last year. He finds himself in a great environment, but we’re not expecting it to amount to much of the way of fantasy value.
Mar 13 - 7:20 PM

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