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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||14.00||7.00||0.00||3.36||1.19||173.00||64.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Houston|| 11.2||1||1|| 3.09||0||8||14|
|vs LHB|| 63.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||18||48|
|vs RHB|| 53.1||0||0|| 3.54||0||21||40|
|Last 10 Games|
Angels SP Garrett Richards labors through loss
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(7/29/15) Angels starter Garrett Richards started strong but had the wheels fall off in the middle innings of a 6-3 loss to the Astros on Wednesday.
Richards appeared in control through the first four innings, not allowing a hit, but in the fifth, the Astros broke through and Richards began to falter. He would finish the night allowing four runs on seven hits, including two home runs.
Richards (10-8) has now lost three of his last four starts.
Angels SP Garrett Richards pitches well Thursday, but takes loss
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(7/23/15) Despite producing a quality start during Thursday's game against the Twins, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was on the losing end of the 3-0 contest.
Richards allowed three runs on four hits over eight innings of work. He also struck out five and walked three. His lone mistake was giving up a three-run home run to Trevor Plouffe in the fourth inning.
"It’s one of those days," said Richards, per The Orange County Register. "I feel good about where my delivery is right now, the way I’m throwing the ball. We have a good club in here, and I know it’s not going to be like that every day."
Richards is now 10-7 with a 3.25 ERA. He has earned a quality start in seven of his last eight outings.
Angels SP Garrett Richards tosses two-hit shutout on Saturday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/18/15) Angels starter Garrett Richards fired a complete-game shutout, beating the Red Sox 3-0 on Saturday. Richards allowed two hits and one walk while striking out six in his masterpiece.
Richards was excellent in this one, retiring the last 15 batters he faced. He did not allow a runner to get to third base, and kept the Red Sox lineup completely off balance.
Richards (10-6) lowered his ERA to 3.24 with the dominant outing. It was the second shutout of his career, and his first this season.
Angels set post-break rotation; decisions still need to be made
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(7/16/15) Angels manager Mike Scioscia has partially laid out his rotation plans for the start of the second half. Lefty C.J. Wilson will get the first start out of the All-Star break, as he'll open up the weekend series against the Red Sox on Friday.
Garrett Richards and 2015 All-Star Hector Santiago will go on Saturday and Sunday respectively.
Meanwhile, the futures for Andrew Heaney, Matt Shoemaker and Jered Weaver are rather unclear. Scioscia said Heaney will get another start. Weaver is on the disabled list with a hip injury, and he threw a simulated game on Thursday but will need at least one more before he's ready to return, according to the Orange County Register.
|2014 summary: Garrett Richards always had the stuff of an ace and finally figured out what to do with it in 2014, revealing no discernible shortcoming in the five months he was healthy. His strikeout rate was up. His walk rate was down. His home run rate led all of baseball. In terms of Head-to-Head points per game, he was a top-10 starting pitcher, ranking up there with David Price and Max Scherzer, and the underlying numbers gave every reason to believe it was legitimate. But then ...|
Playing time status: Yes, then Richards tore the patellar tendon in his left knee covering first base in late August, ending his season and beginning a lengthy rehabilitation that could last as long as nine months. Early reports suggest it'll come closer to six, giving him a reasonable shot of being ready for the start of the Angels season, but the threat of him missing an extended period will certainly cause him to fall in drafts.
2015 outlook: Richards' dominance is easy to quantify. He had the fastest fastball of any starting pitcher in 2014, and because he keeps the ball on the ground and has overcome his past control issues, he doesn't leave much room for nasty surprises ... except injury, of course. The later your league waits to draft, the more accurately you can predict Richards' return, but he's not slipping past the middle rounds regardless.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/30/15||@ HOU||8:10 pm||Scott Kazmir|
|7/31/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
|8/1/15||@ LAD||4:05 pm||Zack Greinke|
|8/2/15||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Zach Lee|
|8/3/15||CLE||10:05 pm||Corey Kluber|
|8/4/15||CLE||10:05 pm||Carlos Carrasco|
|8/5/15||CLE||3:35 pm||Danny Salazar|
= probable start