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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
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Garrett Richards scattered two runs and seven hits over 7 2/3 innings Saturday in a win over the Mariners.
The right-hander has won three of his last four starts with a 2.28 ERA during that stretch. Richards is tied for sixth in the American League with eight victories. He'll take the mound again Friday at Texas. Jun 27 - 10:17 PM

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Garrett Richards logged a quality start in a losing effort against the Athletics on Sunday, surrendering three runs on eight hits over his six frames.

Richards struck out three and walked two on the afternoon. He had been locked in a 1-0 pitcher's duel against Scott Kazmir until the sixth inning, where the A's broke through for a pair of runs. Richards continues to pitch well in the Halos rotation, compiling a 3.66 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 62/32 K/BB ratio over 78 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to get back in the win column on Friday when he takes on the Mariners.
Jun 21 - 7:08 PM

Garrett Richards held the Diamondbacks to just one unearned run in a seven-inning performance, earning the win on Tuesday.

Richards was hurt by two passed balls by rookie catcher Carlos Perez, which led to a run scoring in the second inning on a sacrifice fly. Other than that, Richards was unflappable, holding the Diamondbacks to four hits while walking three and striking out four. The right-hander owns a 3.59 ERA with a 1.22 WHIP and a 59/30 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings. Richards will take the mound to face the Athletics in Oakland next.
Jun 17 - 1:00 AM

Garrett Richards pitched seven innings of two-run ball in defeating the Rays on Thursday.

Richards bounced back from his worst start of the year with one of his best. He struck out seven and walked just one, throwing 70 of his 94 pitches for strikes. The only damage against him came on a Steven Souza homer.
Jun 11 - 10:51 PM

Garrett Richards couldn't make it out of the first inning in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Yankees, as he allowed six runs before being pulled with two outs in the game.

To run through Richards' first inning: Walk to Brett Gardner, single to Chase Headley, walk to Alex Rodriguez, sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira, run-scoring wild pitch, two-run homer by Brian McCann, infield single by Carlos Beltran, single by Didi Gregorius, Stephen Drew grounder for fielder's choice (that did not result in an out), Ramon Flores strikeout, two-run single by Brett Gardner. At that point, Richards was lifted for Cesar Ramos, who recorded the final out of the inning. Ouch. In fairness to Richards, the strike zone was very, very tight at times and only the McCann homer and Gardner single were hit particularly hard. Still, ouch. The 27-year-old should just erase this from his memory. He holds a 4.14 ERA (it was 3.26 entering the game), 1.31 WHIP and 48/26 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings. He'll try to move past this debacle when he faces the Athletics at home next time he toes the rubber.
Jun 6 - 10:49 PM

Garrett Richards got his fifth win of the season, holding the Rays to three runs in six innings Monday as the Angels earned a 7-3 victory.

The three runs came on a Joey Butler RBI single in the third inning and a Nick Franklin two-run home run in the fourth, accounting for two of the six hits Richards yielded on the evening. He also walked three and struck out four. Richards stands with a productive 3.26 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 47/24 K/BB ratio over 58 innings. He'll take on the Yankees in a road start next.
Jun 2 - 1:25 AM

Garrett Richards lasted 6 2/3 innings and allowed five runs -- three earned -- on eight hits in a loss Wednesday to the Padres.

He whiffed six and issued two free passes. Richards (3.12 ERA) still doesn't look like the pitcher he was prior to tearing the patellar tendon in his left knee last August, but he's given us encouraging signs. Perhaps the biggest was the quick return of his high-octane velocity. Richards has struggled with his command. He's walked fewer than two batters in just one of eight starts.
May 28 - 1:06 AM

Garrett Richards allowed a season-high five runs over six-plus innings in Friday's 12-5 win over the Red Sox.

Back in the place where he tore the patellar tendon in his left knee last August, Richards wasn't particularly sharp, as he gave up nine hits and two walks while hitting a batter. He was pulled with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. Fortunately for him, he got plenty of run support. Oddly, Richards struck out just one of the 29 batters he faced Friday. He hasn't exactly looked like the ace he was prior to his knee surgery, but he still owns a quality 2.98 ERA through his first seven starts this season.
May 23 - 12:16 AM

Garrett Richards took a tough-luck loss on Sunday, yielding two runs over 7 2/3 innings to the Orioles.

Richards allowed only one run through six innings, which came about on a wild pitch in the fourth inning. He started the eighth inning and got two quick outs before serving up a single to Manny Machado, forcing his exit. Mike Morin came in and allowed his inherited runner to score on a two-run Adam Jones double. Richards gave up five hits and a walk while striking out seven. Richards seems to get stronger and stronger with every start, now carrying a 2.29 ERA with a 1.02 WHIP, and a 36/17 K/BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. He'll match up against the Red Sox in Boston his next time out.
May 17 - 4:05 PM

Garrett Richards fanned 10 and allowed just one run on one hit over 6 2/3 innings in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Astros.

Richards carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before Jason Castro managed a single. His stuff was moving all over the place, as he walked four in addition to the 10 strikeouts. To that point, the only run the Astros scored came when Richards plunked Preston Tucker with the bases loaded in that same seventh. Over 31 2/3 innings (Richards didn't make his first start until April 19), the pitcher holds a 29/16 K/BB ratio and has pitched to a 2.27 ERA and 1.07 WHIP. A road start against the Orioles is up next for the 25-year-old right-hander.
May 10 - 6:30 PM

Garrett Richards pitched well, giving up only one run in seven innings, but took a no-decision in Tuesday's loss to the Mariners.

Richards left the game in line for the win, but the bullpen could not secure it for him. The right-hander allowed five hits and two walks while striking out five. The Mariners plated their only run against him in the second inning when Mike Zunino hit a single to center field. Richards now has a 2.52 ERA, a 1.16 WHIP, and a 19/12 K/BB ratio in 25 innings. He has gotten better and better since making his 2015 debut on April 19. He'll look to keep it going in Sunday's home start against the first-place Astros.
May 6 - 1:03 AM

Garrett Richards picked up his second victory of the season on Thursday, allowing just one run on four hits over six-plus strong innings against the Athletics.

Richards racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon, though he did issue three free passes. The only run charged to him on the day rode home on a Mark Canha two-run homer after Richards departed in the seventh inning. He's been good through his first three starts, posting a 3.00 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 14/10 K/BB ratio across 18 innings. He'll look to carry over this strong effort when he takes on the Mariners at home on Tuesday.
Apr 30 - 7:21 PM

Garrett Richards pitched seven innings of two-run ball Friday in defeating the Rangers.

Richards allowed just three hits, though that's pretty much what the Rangers average a game anyway. Still, his comeback from last year's knee injury is off to a nice start, and he remains a fine choice in mixed leagues with the A's next on the schedule.
Apr 25 - 1:23 AM

Garrett Richards lasted five innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits in his first start of the season.

Richards tore the patella tendon in his left knee last August. He did not pitch in spring training. The time off showed, particularly in terms of control. Of his 100 pitches, only 60 went for strikes. This led to four walks. He also uncorked a run-scoring wild pitch in the fifth inning. Prior to the injury last season, Richards was throwing up a career year with a 2.61 ERA and 1.038 WHIP over 168 2/3 innings. It might take him a few starts to shake off the long layoff. He'll next take the mound against the Rangers.
Apr 19 - 6:47 PM

Angels activated RHP Garrett Richards from the 15-day disabled list.

Richards will make his season debut on Sunday in Houston after successfully rehabbing a torn patella tendon in his left knee. The right-hander wasn't great in his lone official rehab start, allowing five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings. Still, he's facing an Astros squad that swings and misses a lot, so we wouldn't blame fantasy owners for throwing him out there right away.
Apr 19 - 9:15 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Carlos Perez
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Johnny Giavotella
2Taylor Featherston
SS1Erick Aybar
3B1David Freese
LF1Matt Joyce
2Daniel Robertson
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Efren Navarro
2C.J. Cron
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Matt Shoemaker
5Garrett Richards
6Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Mike Morin
4Fernando Salas
5Trevor Gott
6Cesar Ramos
7Cory Rasmus