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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 LHB|| 11.0||0||0|| 4.09||0||4||8|
|vs RHB|| 7.0||0||0|| 1.29||0||6||6|
|Last 10 Games|
Angels' Garrett Richards allows one run in win vs. A's
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/30/15) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards surrendered one earend run on four hits and three walks in six-plus innings while striking out five in his team's 6-5 win over the A's.
Richards (2-1) has walked at least three batters in each of his three starts, but he was able to record his second straight win and quality start Thursday. He held the A's scoreless through six innings then put a man on base in the seventh before being removed, with the runner coming around to score on a home run later in the inning.
Richards owns a 3.00 ERA and 14:10 K:BB ratio in 18 innings. His next start will come Tuesday against the Mariners.
Angels SP Garrett Richards earns first win thanks to late rally
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(4/25/15) A late rally by the Angels lifted starting pitcher Garrett Richards to his first win of the season in his second start Friday against the Rangers. He allowed two runs on three hits and three walks, while striking out five in seven innings.
Richards (1-1) opened the game with two scoreless innings before Mitch Moreland had an RBI groundout in the third inning. Prince Fielder followed with a two-out RBI single to put Texas ahead 2-0.
Richards would settle down after the Fielder RBI hit to retire the next eight batters before Fielder had another single in the sixth inning. Richards getting on track allowed Los Angeles to take a 3-2 lead in the seventh, which ended up being the final score and giving the right-hander the win.
Richards is slated to make his next start Thursday at Oakland.
Garrett Richards erratic in return to mound for Angels
|by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer|
|(4/19/15) Angels starter Garrett Richards returned to the mound on Sunday for the first time since a knee injury last August ended his season, and was understandably rusty during five innings of work in a 4-3 loss to the Astros.
Richards gave up four runs, three earned, while allowing five hits. He struck out four Astros but also walked four as only 60 of his 100 pitches were strikes. After the outing, he told MLB.com that he's ready to close the book on his recovery.
"I'm done with rehab," Richards said. "I'm ready to go. That chapter of my career is over with. Now it's about winning ballgames. That's what I'm concerned about."
Richards was 13-4 last season before the injury, and his return figures to boost the Angels' rotation.
Angels activate Garrett Richards from 15-day DL
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/19/15) The Angels activated pitcher Garrett Richards from the 15-day disabled list Sunday, per the league's transactions page.
Richards missed the beginning of the regular season as he continued to work his way back from knee surgery, but he's ready to make his debut in Sunday's season finale against the Astros in Houston. He excelled in his first full season as a starter, going 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA and 164:51 K:BB ratio in 168 2/3 innings in 2014.
Report: Angels' Garrett Richards appears in line to start Sunday
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
|(4/18/15) With Matt Shoemaker scheduled to start Monday and Hector Santiago on Tuesday, it appears as if Angels pitcher Garrett Richards will be in line to start Sunday against the Astros, reports MLB.com.
Richards, who is coming off knee surgery, threw a bullpen session on Friday after a Triple-A rehab start on Tuesday. After his session, Richards said he's been able to accomplish every bench mark that was required of him during his rehab.
Richards went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 168 2/3 innings in 2014.
|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.
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