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Hector Santiago | Starting Pitcher

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (27) / 12/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Hector Santiago lasted only 2 2/3 innings, surrendering five runs in a loss to the Athletics on Monday.
The Athletics rallied for five runs in the third inning to chase Santiago from the game. In the frame, the lefty allowed three doubles and three walks. Four of the eight outs came via strikeout but it was a moot conquest. Santiago has failed to make it five innings in each of his last three outings and carries an ever-rising 3.37 ERA with a 1.23 WHIP and a 142/54 K/BB ratio over 152 1/3 innings. He'll try to rebound at home when he takes on the Rangers next. Sep 1 - 1:58 AM

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Hector Santiago gave up five runs over 4 1/3 innings, earning the loss on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Santiago allowed only one run through the first four innings on a Nick Castellanos home run. He fell apart in the fifth, allowing two two-run home runs to Miguel Cabrera and J.D. Martinez. On the evening, he gave up seven hits, walked three, and struck out three. Santiago's ever-rising ERA now sits at 3.13 with a 1.20 WHIP and a 138/51 K/BB ratio over 149 2/3 innings. He will attempt to bounce back in Cleveland versus the Indians in his next outing.
Aug 26 - 10:13 PM

Hector Santiago was lifted after giving up four runs -- two earned -- in 3 2/3 innings Friday versus the White Sox.

Santiago walked four and threw 95 pitches while getting just 11 outs. The All-Star is 0-3 with a 5.06 ERA in his last six starts. He'll probably bounce back some, but a return to first-half form isn't particularly likely.
Aug 22 - 1:45 AM

Hector Santiago pitched well in a no-decision on Sunday, holding the Royals to two runs on three hits over his seven frames.

Santiago walked three and struck out five on the night. The Royals tagged him for a pair of runs in the first inning, then the southpaw was able to battle back and hold them without a hit over his final six innings. Santiago is having the best season of his career, compiling a 2.86 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 131/44 K/BB ratio over 141 2/3 innings. Next on tap for him is a tough matchup against the Blue Jays at home on Friday.
Aug 16 - 11:21 PM

Hector Santiago lasted just 5 1/3 innings against the White Sox on Tuesday, allowing three runs in a loss.

Santiago wasn't lit up, allowing four hits and a walk during the start, but he certainly wasn't a picture of efficiency, needing 93 pitches to get through 5 1/3 innings. The southpaw also struck out four. Santiago's winless stretch is now at four games, as he fell to 7-6 with the loss. Santiago still owns a pristine 2.87 ERA and 1.17 WHIP heading into Sunday's start at the Royals.
Aug 11 - 10:55 PM

Hector Santiago allowed three runs over six innings, striking out seven in a no-decision against the Indians on Wednesday.

Santiago left in line for the loss, but the Angels came back to deliver a walk-off win in the ninth. He gave up five hits and a walk over his six innings, including serving up solo homers to Jose Ramirez and Ryan Raburn. The left-hander struck out seven on the day. Santiago will carry a 7-5 record, 2.78 ERA and 1.18 WHIP into Tuesday's start at the White Sox.
Aug 5 - 6:48 PM

Hector Santiago allowed four runs -- three earned -- over five innings Saturday in the Angels' loss to the Rangers.

Anaheim lost the game in the eighth inning, so Santiago escaped with a no-decision. He walked three and gave up five hits, including a first-inning homer to Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor. The 27-year-old left-hander still has excellent numbers and will look to get back on track in next week's Freeway Series against the Dodgers.
Jul 26 - 12:56 AM

Hector Santiago racked up 10 strikeouts and allowed only one run in five innings en route to a win against the Red Sox in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Santiago allowed eight hits and a walk, but used his 10 strikeouts to wriggle out of trouble. A result of allowing so many base runners and racking up so many strikeouts was a high pitch count -- Santiago left at 114. The lefty has quietly been among the league's best starters, now the proud owner of a 2.30 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and a 108/35 K/BB ratio in 113 1/3 innings. Santiago will try to win in a third consecutive start later this week at home versus the Rangers.
Jul 20 - 8:25 PM

Sunday's game between the Red Sox and Angels has been postponed due to rain.

It's the first rain out in Anaheim in the last 20 years. The two sides will play a doubleheader on Monday. Sunday's scheduled starters, Hector Santiago and Eduardo Rodriguez are expected to be pushed back a day.
Jul 19 - 10:39 PM

Hector Santiago has been added to the American League All-Star team.

He's replacing Sonny Gray, who will not pitch in the game after starting on Sunday. Santiago's first All-Star nod is well earned, as he's put up a 2.33 ERA over 18 appearances -- 17 starts -- this season.
Jul 12 - 2:06 PM

Hector Santiago pitched seven innings of one-run ball in a win over the Mariners on Friday.

It's the fourth straight start in which Santiago has allowed one or no runs. He might well have been an All-Star had he received better run support this year; he has just six wins despite allowing one or no runs nine times (11 times if we just count earned runs).
Jul 11 - 1:23 AM

Hector Santiago blanked the Rangers for seven innings, allowing just three hits, as the Angels rolled to a 13-0 win on Saturday.

It was an easy win for Santiago, but it's still impressive that he was able to thrive despite some long waits. He's allowed a total of two runs in his last three starts, and his ERA is all of the way down to 2.40. It might well earn him a spot on the All-Star team.
Jul 5 - 1:23 AM

Hector Santiago pitched seven strong innings, allowing one run and three hits, Sunday against the Marlins.

He struck out six and walked two. Unfortunately, the end result was another no-decision for Santiago, who finishes the month of June with an 0-1 record and a 3.68 ERA. The Angels did win three of his five starts, though.
Jun 28 - 7:53 PM

Hector Santiago pitched well in a no-decision on Monday, holding the Astros to a lone run in six innings of work as the Angels went on to a 4-3 victory.

The only run came in the third inning on a Domingo Santana solo home run. It was one of only two hits the lefty allowed along with a walk and four strikeouts. Santiago is quietly turning in an elite season, boasting a 2.68 ERA with a 1.17 WHIP and an 82/31 K/BB ratio over 87 1/3 innings. He'll look to keep it going next Sunday in a home start versus the Mariners.
Jun 23 - 1:44 AM

Hector Santiago racked up the strikeouts in Wednesday's loss to the Angels, fanning nine and allowing three runs over five-plus innings.

Santiago's been through a bit of a strange month. After struggling against the Rays on June 3, the Angels opted to push his next start back a few days. Santiago then pitched 3 2/3 innings of relief against the Yankees on June 6th before returning to the rotation to face the A's on June 12. Throwing on regular rest against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, he allowed a solo homer to Paul Goldschmidt in the first inning on his way to surrendering three runs over five-plus innings. He carries a 2.77 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 78/30 K/BB ratio (in 81 1/3 innings) and will take those numbers home against the Astros in his next scheduled start.
Jun 18 - 12:53 AM

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