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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
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Ricky Nolasco fell to 4-11 after giving up six runs in four innings Friday against the Red Sox.
The Red Sox racked up six hits and five runs in the first before remembering that their offense isn't very good this year. They accumulated just three hits and one more run over the rest of the night. Jul 22 - 1:39 AM

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Ricky Nolasco allowed just one run and two hits over seven innings Friday versus the Rays.

Nolasco might be mediocre, but his results never seem to be; he's allowed two, five, five, zero, zero, eight and one runs in his last seven starts. In 19 starts this season, he's allowed three or four runs just four times. Overall, though, he's 4-10 with a 4.82 ERA.
Jul 15 - 1:27 AM

Ricky Nolasco wasn't long for Friday's game against the Rangers, allowing eight runs over 1 2/3 innings before exiting.

In both his innings of work, Nolasco's troubles began with two outs -- in the first, all three of the Rangers' runs came after he retired the first two batters, and the Texas club plated five runs with two outs in the second before Nolasco got the hook. The meltdown came on the heels of his best start of the season, a complete-game shutout of the Mariners in which he struck out seven while allowing three hits. It all adds up to a 4-10 record, 5.06 ERA and 1.40 WHIP at the break.
Jul 7 - 11:58 PM

Ricky Nolasco (leg) allowed just three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in a complete game shutout against the Mariners on Saturday.

Nolasco left his last start Monday after taking a comebacker off of his leg, but that obviously didn't affect him in the least bit. He has won back-to-back starts for the first time since April 18-27, and he is working on 15 1/3 scoreless innings for his best stretch of the season.
Jul 2 - 3:00 AM

Ricky Nolasco exited Monday's game against the Dodgers after taking a comebacker off his leg in the seventh inning.

Nolasco had held the Dodgers off the scoreboard through the first six innings, but was hit by a pair of comebackers in the seventh. After a meeting on the mound with the trainer and manager Mike Scioscia, he then left the game. He remained in the dugout after exiting and was spotted pacing around, so this may just have been a precautionary lifting by Scioscia and company. Consider Nolasco day-to-day unless the Angels offer information to the contrary. He will be reevaluated on Tuesday.
Jun 27 - 12:21 AM

Ricky Nolasco let in five runs across 5 1/3 frames and was charged with a loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

He kept his squad in the game through five innings until the hole got too deep in the sixth. He allowed a two-run homer to Didi Gregorius in the second inning and a solo shot to Matt Holiday in the fifth. He gave up a single and a walk before being relieved in the sixth inning, then an Austin Romine double off reliever Mike Morin plated two more runs charged to Nolasco. He falls to 2-9 with a 5.23 ERA and 1.46 WHIP after 15 starts.
Jun 21 - 10:42 PM

Ricky Nolasco was rocked for five runs on 10 hits over six-plus innings in Thursday's loss to the Royals.

The Royals jumped on Nolasco for two runs in the second inning, then struck for solo home runs in the third and fourth innings, with Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon doing the damage, respectively. One more run would score on Nolasco's line in the seventh inning. He now sits at 2-8 on the year and will carry a rough 5.01 ERA and 1.41 WHIP (14 starts) into a potential lion's den when he hits the road to take on the Yankees in his next scheduled outing.
Jun 16 - 1:07 AM

Ricky Nolasco took a loss despite allowing just two runs in seven innings against the Astros on Saturday.

The Trout-less Angels offense didn't give him much run support. He gave up eight hits and zero walks while fanning two in the outing. One of the hits was a Brian McCann solo homer in the second inning. Nolasco falls to 2-7 with a 4.81 ERA after 13 starts. He has a solid 62/18 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 73 innings.
Jun 10 - 9:51 PM

Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's loss to the Twins.

All three of the runs on Nolasco's line came on home runs, with Jason Castro smacking a solo shot in the third inning and Miguel Sano socking a two-run shot in the sixth. Nolasco struck out seven and did not walk a batter in the contest. He will bring a rough 5.05 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into a road start against the red-hot Astros next time he takes to the mound.
Jun 4 - 6:57 PM

Ricky Nolasco fell to 2-5 after giving up six runs -- two earned -- in 2 2/3 innings Monday against the Braves.

Nolasco has been reliable since arriving from the Twins last summer, but he ran into all kinds of trouble in the third inning tonight and couldn't escape. Even before Cliff Pennington's error, he had giving up three hits and a walk. The Braves collected two more hits afterwards to take a 6-0 lead before Nolasco was finally pulled. He'll try to bounce back against his old teammates in Minnesota this weekend.
May 30 - 12:45 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2C.J. Cron
2B1Nick Franklin
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6J.C. Ramirez
7Parker Bridwell
8Andrew Heaney
9Nick Tropeano
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Blake Parker
4Huston Street
5Andrew Bailey
6David Hernandez
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Keynan Middleton
9Jose Alvarez
10Eduardo Paredes