|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||170.00||8.00||11.00||0.00||4.45||1.44||123.00||76.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Seattle|| 7.0||0||1|| 6.43||0||2||5|
|vs LHB|| 18.2||0||0|| 4.34||0||7||14|
|vs RHB|| 19.2||0||0|| 6.86||0||5||12|
|05/21/2013||Garrett Richards, RP LAA|
Jose Bautista, RF TOR
|John Lackey, SP BOS|
Chris Davis, 1B BAL
|05/21/2013||Justin Grimm, SP TEX||Garrett Richards, RP LAA|
|05/20/2013||Jaime Garcia, SP STL|
Grant Balfour, RP OAK
Michael Young, 3B PHI
|Garrett Richards, RP LAA|
Brandon Phillips, 2B CIN
Ivan Nova, SP NYY
|Last 10 Games|
|Garrett Richards headed to bullpen |
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/3/13) The Angels moved starter Garrett Richards to the bullpen, the Orange County Register reports.
Richards, who was 1-2 with a 5.54 ERA over four starts, said he was told he would be used in a "primary role" in the bullpen.
Jerome Williams is expected to take his place in the rotation and make his first start Sunday against the Orioles.
|Garrett Richards has poor outing|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/1/13) Angels starter Garrett Richards struggled Tuesday night in Oakland. Richards threw 111 pitches and surrendered seven runs over 5 2/3 innings in the loss.
Richards (1-2) gave up eight hits and walked two with four strikeouts. Only 66 of his 111 pitches were strikes.
Richards has allowed 12 earned runs over his last two starts spanning 12 2/3 innings in back-to-back defeats.
He was sharp in the start before that and will look to return to that Sunday against Baltimore.
|Garrett Richards facing two tough opponents|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(4/29/13) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards has two starts this week, but they are coming against strong offensive teams.
Richards will take on the Athletics Tuesday. The A's actually lead baseball with 138 runs scored. Their .337 team wOBA ranks them third this year. Strong starts from Coco Crisp, Jed Lowrie and Seth Smith, among others, have fueled the team's offensive outburst.
Things don't get any easier later in the week, as the Orioles rank second in baseball in runs. Their .329 wOBA ranks them fifth in baseball. Richards is not known as a power pitcher, and is going to allow players on both teams to put the ball in play. While he does have two starts, he might not be the best pickup in Fantasy leagues this week.
|Hot pickup Garrett Richards could disappoint|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(4/26/13) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards has been the most-added pitcher in CBSSports.com Fantasy leagues over the last week, but our Al Melchior is not quite so smitten with him. In his Week 5 (April 29-May 5) pitching planner, Al does not even have Richards ranked in his top 70, despite looking at a pair of starts on the schedule.
Richards brings an overpowering 95 mile-per-hour fastball with him to the mound, but he has produced very middling results at the major-league level. Richards is striking out just 6.9 batters per nine innings on the year, though he flashed elite control in his first three starts that has helped him to a 3.65 ERA. He is coming off an outing with five earned runs in seven innings, and he now has just one quality start out of three.
Richards is benefiting from a high groundball rate (55.1 percent) that he should be able to sustain, and a low batting average on balls in play (.206) that he likely will not, so regression could be on the way for him. Richards will face the A's and Orioles in Week 5, both of whom rank in the top-five in runs scored per game in the majors. Fantasy owners are keen on Richards' potential, but he might not be worth your time this week.
|Garrett Richards surrenders five runs|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(4/26/13) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards allowed five earned runs on nine hits and two walks Thursday against the Mariners to fall to 1-1. He struck out five in the outing.
Richards, who has a 3.65 ERA, came off a brilliant performance against the Tigers. He's scheduled to take on the A's in Oakland Tuesday in his next start.
Angels pound White Sox, end Chicago's winning streak
Alberto Callaspo hit a three-run homer in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Angels beat the White Sox 12-9 on Saturday to end Chicago's four-game winning streak.
Sale fans 12 as White Sox blank Angels
Chris Sale stifled the Los Angeles Angels' bats for the second time in six days, scattering three hits over 7 2-3 innings with a season-high 12 strikeouts on Friday night to lead the Chicago White Sox to a 3-0 victory.
Trout homers in Halos' win over slumping White Sox
Mike Trout hit a two-run homer and Jerome Williams pitched into the seventh inning to help the Los Angeles Angels beat the Chicago White Sox 3-2 on Saturday night.
Angels protest ruling on pitching change, edge Astros
Mark Trumbo hit a two-run double in the eighth inning before Alberto Callaspo's go-ahead sacrifice fly sent the Angels to a 6-5 victory over the Houston Astros in a long game that Los Angeles played under protest Thursday night.
Hardy, Machado 2-run homers lead O's over Angels
J.J. Hardy and Manny Machado each hit a two-run homer off Jerome Williams in his first start of the season, leading the Baltimore Orioles to an 8-4 victory over the reeling Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
|The Angels' top pitching prospect entering last season, Richards didn't live up to the billing during his stint in the majors. Granted, he wasn't a disaster, and a rebuilding club might have just stuck with him. But his struggles in June and July were a big reason why the Angels went out and acquired Zack Greinke at the trade deadline. After getting a chance to recollect himself in the minors, Richards returned as a reliever in late August and wasn't any better in the role, posting a 5.82 ERA in 20 appearances. The Angels still dig Richards' potential, but after restocking their starting rotation with Tommy Hanson, Jason Vargas and Joe Blanton this offseason, they again don't have any room for him. If Blanton falters, though, Richards figures to be the first choice to replace him. With his mid-90s fastball, he clearly has the stuff to make an impact in Fantasy, but given his lack of progress in the majors so far, he's a sleeper better left for AL-only leagues. (Updated 1/2/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||SEA||7:05 pm||Brandon Maurer|
|5/23/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Ervin Santana|
|5/24/13||@ KC||8:10 pm||Luis Mendoza|
|5/25/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||Jeremy Guthrie|
|5/26/13||@ KC||2:10 pm||Wade Davis|
|5/27/13||@ LAD||8:10 pm||Zack Greinke|
|5/28/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Hyun-Jin Ryu|
= probable start