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Garrett Richards | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Garrett Richards allowed five runs on eight hits over seven innings against the A's in a no-decision Tuesday.
Richards ran into trouble during a three-run third in which he may have been lucky to escape without further damage, and then sailed until he gave up a couple cheapies in his last frame of work on a walk, two singles and a wild pitch. Richards, now 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA and 1.16 WHIP, will get to wield a bat in his next appearance as the Angels square off in Washington against the Nationals on Monday. Apr 16 - 2:24 AM

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Garrett Richards allowed only one hit over seven shutout frames in a 2-0 victory over the Mariners on Wednesday.

Perhaps he just got sick of watching his teammates get lit up by Seattle. Richards' gem ensured that the Halos wouldn't begin the season 0-5 against the M's, and it also gave him his second victory of the year. He whiffed six and walked three in cutting his ERA to 0.75. Richards can bring it, but he's never been able to translate that impressive arsenal into enough missed bats. On the chance that the light has come on for the 25-year-old, mixed league owners with an open bench spot could do worse for a no-risk flier. Richards and the Angels host the A's on Tuesday.
Apr 10 - 1:08 AM

Garrett Richards yielded one run in five innings Friday in a win over the Astros.

Richards gave up just three hits and struck out seven batters, but he wasn't all that economical, throwing just 57 out of 100 pitches for strikes while issuing five walks (including one with the bases loaded). Still, he managed to avoid any major damage. Velocity has never been a problem for Richards, but he came into Friday's outing averaging just 6.14 K/9 in the majors. An uptick could make him pretty interesting this year, especially since he makes half of his starts in a pitcher-friendly park.
Apr 5 - 12:23 AM

Garrett Richards was terrific in Sunday's victory over the Indians in Cactus League action, firing 6 1/3 shutout innings.

Richards allowed just three hits and three walks while punching out two. The 25-year-old hurler has secured a spot in the Angels Opening Day rotation, and makes for an interesting flier in the later rounds of mixed league drafts.
Mar 23 - 8:40 PM

Garrett Richards allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings in Thursday's start against the White Sox.

Richards allowed seven hits and struck out two. The right-hander should open up the season in the rotation. He performed adequately there last season, posting a 4.18 ERA while averaging more than two strikeouts for every one walk in 17 starts.
Mar 13 - 6:02 PM

Garrett Richards allowed five runs on eight hits over four innings against the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

On Monday, Richards tossed three scoreless frames against these very same D'Backs, but his outing this afternoon didn't go as smoothly. He struck out three and walked none, but also surrendered three extra-base hits. Richards posted a 4.16 ERA and 101/44 K/BB ratio over 145 innings across 17 starts and 30 relief appearances last season.
Mar 8 - 4:56 PM

Garrett Richards tossed three scoreless frames in Monday's start against the D'Backs.

Richards allowed two hits, walked none, and struck out two. He is likely to open up the season at the back of the Angels' starting rotation. He does face some competition, but it won't be fierce. Richards joined the Angels' rotation at the end of July last season and performed well, posting a 3.72 ERA in 13 starts.
Mar 3 - 5:45 PM

Garrett Richards was pulled after giving up six runs (three earned) in 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday.

The Angels' defense was terrible behind him, but Richards was far from sharp, allowing six hits and one walk. He also uncorked two wild pitches. He'll finish the year with a 4.16 ERA and 101/44 K/BB ratio in 145 innings across 17 starts and 30 relief appearances. The Angels hope to add some starting pitching help this winter, but Richards stands a good chance to open 2014 in the rotation.
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 03:27:00 PM

Garrett Richards was rocked for seven runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings Monday in a loss against the A's.

He struck out one, walked two and surrendered two homers that accounted for five runs. This clunker is going to be infuriating to hopeful AL-only owners in the playoffs, but Richards will have one last chance to redeem himself on Saturday against the Rangers. He'll enter that start 7-7 with a 4.09 ERA and 1.34 WHIP.
Tue, Sep 24, 2013 01:26:00 AM

Garrett Richards hurled seven innings of one-run ball in a no-decision against the A's on Tuesday.

He struck out six, walked two and scattered seven hits. Richards has strung together three consecutive quality starts and has won four consecutive outings. He'll take an 8-6 record and 3.77 ERA into Monday's start versus Oakland.
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 01:40:00 AM

Garrett Richards allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings Thursday in a defeat of the Blue Jays.

Richards couldn't handle Jose Reyes, but he did a number on the rest of the Blue Jays lineup and that was good enough for a win in a 4-3 game. He's won three straight starts, lowering his ERA from 4.16 to 3.91 in the process.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 10:25:00 PM

Garrett Richards hurled five innings of one-run ball against the Rays on Monday.

Richards' control was awful -- he walked a career-high seven batters -- but he only surrendered two hits, one of which was Ben Zobrist's solo home run in the first inning. The right-hander struck out six, and in so doing became the eighth pitcher (and second Angel; Bo Belinsky, 1964) to record seven walks and six strikeouts over five frames. Richards is the first of those to give up less than two runs. If Richards decides to walk seven more batters on Saturday, logic dictates that the Rangers will be more ruthless in making sure he regrets it.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 01:37:00 AM

Garrett Richards allowed four runs in 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Rays on Wednesday.

Richards couldn't do much right, giving up seven hits and three walks in his 3 1/3 innings. The right-hander fell to 4-6 and owns a 4.16 ERA. He'll have his chance for revenge Monday when the Rays visit Anaheim.
Wed, Aug 28, 2013 10:35:00 PM

Garrett Richards will start on four days rest when the Angels take on the Rays in Tampa Bay on Wednesday.

Richards wasn't a certainty to even make his next start after leaving Friday's game with a right forearm contusion, but it appears that he's good to go. It's unclear if Jerome Williams, Tuesday's previously scheduled starter, is being completely skipped, or just pushed back in the rotation.
Sun, Aug 25, 2013 01:13:00 AM

Garrett Richards is expected to make his next start despite leaving Friday's outing with a right forearm contusion.

The 25-year-old is coming off his best outing of the season, a 7 1/3-inning scoreless effort in Friday's victory over the Mariners. He'll get the ball on Thursday against the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Sat, Aug 24, 2013 08:00:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
2Ian Stewart
LF1Josh Hamilton
2J.B. Shuck
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1Raul Ibanez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Hector Santiago
4Garrett Richards
5Tyler Skaggs
Relief Pitcher
R1Ernesto Frieri
2Joe Smith
3Sean Burnett
4Kevin Jepsen
5Michael Kohn
6Fernando Salas
7Brian Moran
8Ryan Brasier
9Josh Wall
10Yoslan Herrera
11Dane De La Rosa