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Garrett Richards | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (26) / 5/27/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Garrett Richards surrendered four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five in Thursday's setback against the Tigers.
This was the first time Richards has allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 30, the first time he's surrendered as many as seven hits since May 19, and the first time he hasn't completed seven innings of work since June 20. The right-hander has dazzled in his breakout campaign to the tune of an 11-3 record and 2.62 ERA. Don't be surprised if his production drops off, however -- Richards has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season, and he now sits at 137 1/3. The good news is that Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said earlier this week that the club has no plans to limit his workload. Jul 25 - 1:32 AM

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Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday that the club has no plans to temporarily shut down Garrett Richards in order to limit his workload.

Richards is already at 131 1/3 innings, just a tad shy of the 145 innings he threw last season. He has never thrown more than 157 innings in a season before in pro ball, but Dipoto said there haven't been any discussions about giving him a break. "Not at all," said Dipoto. "Garrett has thrown from end to end in a season. His innings have not escalated to the point where they're 200-plus, but Garrett throws the ball as easily as anybody you'll ever see. It's not a violent delivery, it's not a violent package. He maintains velocity pretty easily." Richards is currently on pace for 216 2/3 innings and could pitch more if the Angels play deep into October.
Jul 22 - 9:41 AM

Garrett Richards limited the Mariners to one run and three hits in eight innings on Saturday.

Richards wasn't involved in the decision in his latest gem, so his seven-game winning streak is still intact. He's allowed a total of four hits in 15 innings against the Mariners this season, and he's 11-2 with a 2.47 ERA overall. Yeah, he really should have been an All-Star.
Jul 20 - 1:19 AM

Garrett Richards was brilliant yet again Friday, striking out eight batters over seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 victory over the Rangers.

Richards gave up five hits and walked a pair in the victory. He now owns a 1.27 ERA over his last eight starts and hasn't lost since May 30. While the 26-year-old wasn't selected to the All-Star team, he has pitched like one during the first half. He'll go into the break at 11-2 with a 2.55 ERA and 127 strikeouts in 123 1/3 innings.
Jul 11 - 11:32 PM

Garrett Richards struck out 11 while allowing one run over 7 1/3 innings in Sunday's 6-1 win over the Astros.

Richards held the Astros scoreless until the seventh inning, as he gave up six hits and a walk in the outing. The 11 strikeouts were a season high for the 26-year-old, giving him 119 in 116 1/3 innings this season. Richards is 10-2 with a 2.71 ERA and 1.07 WHIP -- and was one of the more notable names left off the AL All-Star roster -- and he'll take on the Rangers in Arlington on Friday.
Jul 6 - 9:47 PM

Garrett Richards allowed three runs on just two hits and two walks while striking out nine in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the White Sox.

Richards was greeted rudely with a three-run homer by Jose Abreu in the first inning, but he gave up just one hit and no walks the rest of the way. After posting a 1.05 ERA over five June outings, Richards is off to a fine start in July. The right-hander is truly in the midst of a breakout season and will try to keep it going this weekend versus the Astros.
Jul 1 - 9:34 PM

Monday's game between the Angels and White Sox has been postponed due to rain.

It will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Tuesday. Scheduled starters Garrett Richards and Hector Noesi will be pushed back a day.
Jun 30 - 8:32 PM

Garrett Richards fired 7 2/3 innings of two-run ball in a victory Wednesday over the Twins.

Richards has gone 4-0 with a 1.06 ERA while posting five consecutive quality starts in June. Tonight accounted for the least dominant of those outings, with Richards striking out five and also walking five. He allowed a homer for the first time this month, a solo long fly to Oswaldo Arcia. Richards (8-2, 2.76 ERA) has one more chance to stamp AL Pitcher of the Month honors for June when he travels to Chicago to square off against the White Sox on Monday.
Jun 26 - 1:12 AM

Garrett Richards limited the Rangers to one run in six innings and struck out seven in a victory Friday.

Richards had some lowlights a few weeks back, but he's in the running for AL Pitcher of the Month honors for June, with a 3-0 record and a 0.67 ERA in four starts. He's allowed 16 hits, walked six and struck out 30 in 28 innings.
Jun 21 - 2:07 AM

Garrett Richards struck out 10 batters over six scoreless innings Saturday against the Braves.

The young right-hander was left with a no-decision because Angels closer Ernesto Frieri surrendered four runs in the bottom of the ninth. Anaheim then bounced back to win it in the 13th. Richards yielded only four hits over his six shutout frames, watching his ERA fall to 2.87. He's putting together a fantastic 2014.
Jun 15 - 12:08 AM

Garrett Richards scattered four hits, didn't walk a batter and surrendered only one run over seven innings in Monday's 4-1 victory over the A's.

We bet the right-hander is savoring this one. Richards only recorded two outs while giving up five runs against the A's on May 30, which left him 0-3 with a 7.50 ERA in six career starts against Oakland. "He was (ticked)," manager Mike Scioscia said after Richards shut out the Astros over eight innings on Wednesday, referring to the right-hander's previous start. "He didn't take that outing in Oakland lying down." Richards, a must-own in fantasy at 5-2 with a 3.09 ERA and 1.10 WHIP, squares off against the Braves on Sunday Night Baseball.
Jun 10 - 1:06 AM

Garrett Richards blanked the Astros for eight innings, striking out nine, in a victory Wednesday.

That's quite a turnaround from Friday's outing, when he gave up five runs in two-thirds of an inning versus the A's. Richards threw 80 of his 107 pitches for strikes tonight, and with all of the movement he gets, there's just not much hitters can do against him when he's working like that. He'll get a rematch against the A's next time out, and while that's a tough one, we suggest leaving him active in mixed leagues.
Jun 5 - 12:01 AM

Garrett Richards was yanked after giving up five runs in two-thirds of an inning against the A's on Friday.

Richards has showed dynamite stuff this year -- he hit 99 mph on the gun tonight -- but the command still isn't there sometimes. Maybe he would have bounced back in this one, much like he did after a rough start against the Astros on May 19, but since he was up to 37 pitches and still not out of the first inning, the Angels did the smart thing and got him out of there before risking an injury. We're still believers in Richards, for what it's worth.
May 31 - 1:26 AM

Garrett Richards allowed three runs over seven innings, striking out seven, in a no-decision against the Royals on Sunday.

Coming off his worst start of the season, Richards bounced back to allow just five hits and two walks on the afternoon. The right-hander actually left in line for his second straight loss, but the Angels came back to tie it and eventually win it in the late innings, keeping Richards' record at 4-1. He'll carry a 3.00 ERA and 1.12 WHIP into his Friday start at the A's.
May 25 - 7:13 PM

Garrett Richards was touched up for five runs on 10 hits over seven innings in Monday's 5-2 loss to the Astros.

He struck out only one and walked two. Fantasy owners that giddily started Richards on a two-start week that began with a sweet home matchup against the punchless Astros will undoubtedly wake up perturbed Tuesday morning. This was Richards' worst start of the season, and just the third time he's allowed more than two earned runs in a start. The 25-year-old, now 4-1 with a 2.90 ERA and 1.14 WHIP, will look to get back on track when he hosts the Royals over the weekend.
May 20 - 12:54 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Chris Iannetta
2Hank Conger
1B1Albert Pujols
2B1Howie Kendrick
SS1Erick Aybar
2John McDonald
3B1David Freese
LF1Josh Hamilton
2Grant Green
CF1Mike Trout
RF1Kole Calhoun
2Collin Cowgill
DH1C.J. Cron
2Efren Navarro
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jered Weaver
2C.J. Wilson
3Garrett Richards
4Tyler Skaggs
5Matt Shoemaker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Huston Street
2Joe Smith
3Jason Grilli
4Kevin Jepsen
5Joe Thatcher
6Fernando Salas
7Hector Santiago
8Mike Morin
9Cory Rasmus
10Brian Moran
11Ryan Brasier
12Sean Burnett