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Garrett Richards | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 210
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Oklahoma
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Pitching on short rest, Garrett Richards surrendered three runs on six hits over six innings in Sunday's 9-2 eliminating loss to the Rangers.
The Angels entered Sunday one game back of the Astros for the final Wild Card spot in the American League. They needed a win and an Astros loss to force a tie and one-game playoff on Monday, but unfortunately, the Rangers scuttled these plans with Sunday's 9-2 win. For his part, Richards struck out six and walked two while allowing a run in the first inning on a Prince Fielder RBI single, two in the fifth on a two-run homer by Adrian Beltre and one more in the sixth thanks to a bases loaded walk of Fielder. The 27-year-old Richards finishes the season with a sturdy 3.65 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 176/76 K/BB ratio across 207 1/3 innings. Fine numbers, but he'll no doubt spend a while contemplating the final day of the season and what could have been. Oct 4 - 6:06 PM

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Garrett Richards will start on short rest for the Angels on Sunday, provided they aren't already eliminated from the playoff picture.

The only way that the Angels are eliminated on Saturday would be if they lose and the Astros win. Otherwise, they'll send their best hurler to the hill on Sunday with the hope of keeping their Wild Card dreams alive.
Oct 3 - 11:42 AM

Garrett Richards allowed three unearned runs over six innings as the Angels fell to the Athletics on Wednesday.

The A's scored all three runs in the fourth inning. Johnny Giavotella committed a fielding error ahead of a three-run double by Eric Sogard. Richards walked four, but gave up only two hits and struck out seven. He ends the regular season with a 3.62 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 170/74 K/BB ratio over 201 1/3 innings.
Sep 30 - 11:04 PM

Garrett Richards yielded three runs in seven innings and struck out eight in defeating the Mariners on Friday.

Richards hasn't been nearly as dominant as he was last year, but here he is with 15 wins in 30 starts and he does have a solid 1.24 WHIP to go along with an unexpectedly high 3.73 ERA. It should also be remembered that he's had to overcome a serious knee injury. Better results might be in store for next year.
Sep 26 - 1:41 AM

Garrett Richards allowed just two runs over 8 2/3 innings in the Angels' 5-2 defeat of the Twins in the second half of a doubleheader on Saturday.

Trevor Plouffe homered in the seventh inning and Kennys Vargas drove in a run on a groundout in the bottom of the ninth, but that's all the offense Minnesota could muster. Richards yielded only five hits in all and struck out seven. The Angels took both games Saturday and are very much alive in the American League Wild Card race.
Sep 19 - 10:15 PM

Garrett Richards allowed four runs in five innings, taking the loss on Monday versus the Mariners.

Richards served up a two-run home run to Seth Smith in the second inning, then brought in another run when he uncorked a wild pitch. Smith struck again in the fifth with an RBI double. Overall, the right-hander gave up five hits, walked four, and struck out six. Richards will bring a 3.81 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 148/62 K/BB ratio over 179 2/3 innings into a road match against the Twins.
Sep 15 - 1:42 AM

Garrett Richards tossed a gem in Wednesday's 3-2 no-decision win over the Dodgers, striking out 11 while allowing two runs over 7 2/3 innings.

This was third time Richards has notched double-digit strikeouts in a start. He might have earned the win, too, but when he trotted out to start the eighth inning with a 2-1 lead, he allowed a game-tying RBI double to Chase Utley. The Angels would go on to win 3-2. The 27-year-old right-hander maintains a 3.71 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. He'll try to keep the strikeouts coming when he squares off with the Mariners in his next scheduled start.
Sep 10 - 1:16 AM

Garrett Richards pitched six innings of two-run ball Friday as the Angels topped the Rangers 5-2.

Richards won despite walking five and throwing just 48 of his 91 pitches for strikes. He's been entirely mediocre of late, but apart from the disastrous Aug. 23 outing against the Jays, he's managed to keep the Angels in games in spite of his struggles. He's 13-10 with a 3.77 ERA for the season.
Sep 5 - 1:25 AM

Garrett Richards had nothing in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, yielding nine runs (seven earned) on 10 hits over five innings.

The Angels spotted Richards a 5-1 lead after one inning, but that would not hold for long against the Blue Jays offensive destruction machine, as the right-hander went on to allow two runs in the second, three in the third and an additional two in the fourth. Even with the horrible start, he still owns a 3.80 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 121/50 K/BB ratio across 154 innings. An upcoming road outing against the Indians will offer Richards an opportunity to rebound from Sunday's catastrophic performance.
Aug 23 - 6:58 PM

Garrett Richards defeated the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing three runs (two earned) in seven innings of work.

The White Sox pushed across a run in the second on a ground out, in the sixth on a Jose Abreu double, and in the eighth on a fielder's choice ground out. All in all, a pretty solid effort for Richards, who gave up eight hits, walked none, and struck out four. The right-hander has a 3.50 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 117/47 K/BB ratio over 149 innings. He'll take on the tough Blue Jays lineup at home in his next start.
Aug 19 - 12:52 AM

Garrett Richards logged a quality start in a no-decision against the Royals on Thursday, allowing three runs on eight hits over his six frames.

Richards punched out four and walked two on the evening. He was locked in a pitcher's duel with opposing starter Jeremy Guthrie until the Royals broke a 1-1 tie with a pair of runs in the sixth inning. Richards is enjoying a terrific season, registering a 3.55 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 113/47 K/BB ratio over 142 innings. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out on Tuesday.
Aug 14 - 12:14 AM

Garrett Richards allowed four runs and struck out a season-high 11 batters in 7 1/3 innings as the Angels hung on to beat the Indians on Monday.

Richards fell behind 3-0 after the first inning, but corrected course after that. He gave up four hits and three walks along with the 11 K's. The right-hander moves to 11-8 on the year with a 3.46 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 102/44 K/BB ratio over 130 innings. Richards will take the hill at home against the Orioles in his next start.
Aug 4 - 1:11 AM

Garrett Richards came apart late, allowing four runs in 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Wednesday.

Richards had a no-hitter through the first four innings, but the Astros manufactured a pair of runs in the fifth, then clubbed a solo home run in both the sixth and seventh. Overall, the right-hander gave up seven hits and two walks while striking out three. Richards has cobbled together a fine season, currently holding a 3.38 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 91/41 K/BB ratio over 122 2/3 innings. He'll take a crack at the struggling Indians at home next week.
Jul 29 - 11:05 PM

Garrett Richards shut out the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing just two hits in the Angels' 3-0 win.

The Angels have started out the second half with 18 scoreless innings against the Red Sox. C.J. Wilson pitched in and out of trouble in his gem Friday, but this was one was more of a case of an ace-type starter having a good night. Richards is now 10-6 with a 3.24 ERA.
Jul 18 - 11:57 PM

Garrett Richards scuffled in a Thursday loss to the Mariners, coughing up four runs on 12 hits over 5 1/3 frames.

He struck out three and walked one. It was a surprisingly sluggish performance, as Richards entered this evening 3-0 with a 0.97 ERA in his last five versus Seattle (2-0, 1.84 ERA in two starts this year with a 14 1/3 consecutive scoreless innings streak in Seattle). Richards ends the first half 9-6 with a 3.53 ERA and 1.28 WHIP.
Jul 10 - 1:30 AM

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