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43 Garrett Richards SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/215 | Birthdate: 5/27/1988 | Birthplace: Riverside, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 4 | Salary: $495,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/83 | Average Draft Position: 204.79
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Garrett Richards allows four runs in loss vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was hung with a loss Wednesday, surrendering four earned runs on six hits in seven innings and striking out four in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Orioles.

Richards (11-4) gave up a two-run home run in the first inning and another pair of runs in the fourth to post his second straight start with four runs allowed. He hadn't given up more than three runs in an outing in his previous nine starts before his recent two-game stretch. Richards owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 143:46 K:BB ratio in 144 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Dodgers Monday.


Garrett Richards suffers first loss since May 30


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/25/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was not at his best on Thursday against the Tigers, dropping to 11-3 on the year. The right-hander permitted four runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out five over six innings of a 6-4 defeat.

Richards dropped his first decision since May 30. Over his last four starts covering 28 1/3 innings, Richards has allowed six earned runs. He owns a 2.62 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP over 21 starts (137 1/3 innings). He will look to get back on track Wednesday at Baltimore.

Angels not planning to shut down Garrett Richards


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/22/2014) Though Angels pitcher Garrett Richards is on pace to shatter his previous career high in innings, the team is not planning to temporarily shut him down to limit his workload, MLB.com reports.

"Not at all," general manager Jerry Dipoto said Monday. "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 has been at the top of his game since the start of June, going 7-0 with a 1.25 ERA and 70:17 K:BB ratio in 64 2/3 innings over nine starts. He hasn't pitched more than 154 innings in a season during his career, but Richards is already at 131 1/3 innings this year and has the potential to reach 200 innings if no limiting measures are taken.


Garrett Richards tosses eight one-run innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/20/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards wasn't a factor in Saturday's decision after surrendering just one earned run on three hits and one walk in eight innings and striking out seven in his team's 3-2, 12-inning loss to the Mariners.

Richards was dealing early on Saturday, tossing five perfect innings before giving up a leadoff double in the sixth. That runner would come around to score on a groundout and a single, and it was enough to deny him his sixth straight win. Richards owns a 2.47 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 134:44 K:BB ratio in 131 1/3 innings going into Thursday's start against the Tigers.


Garrett Richards stays dominant in final start before ASG


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/11/2014) Angels starter Garrett Richards remained dominant in his final start before the break, picking up his 11th win of the season. The right-hander yielded five hits and two walks while striking out eight over seven innings of a 3-0 victory.

Over his last three starts covering 21 1/3 innings, Richards has allowed only one earned run. He heads into the break with a 2.55 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP over 19 starts (123 1/3 innings).


Chris Sale earns final AL All-Star spot


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/10/2014) White Sox starter Chris Sale has been named to the American League All-Star team, beating out pitchers Garrett Richards, Rick Porcello, Corey Kluber, Dallas Keuchel for the final spot. Sale is 8-1 with a 2.08 ERA, a 0.84 WHIP and 102:16 K:BB ratio over 14 starts (95 innings).

Relief emergency forces Angels rotation changes


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/9/2014) The Angels have pushed Hector Santiago to start Thursday's game against the Rangers according to MLB.com, after Matt Shoemaker was pressed into emergency relief duty Monday.

Santiago was expected to start Friday, but has been available in the bullpen Tuesday if needed. He will be followed by Garrett Richards, Jered Weaver and Tyler Skaggs to close out the Rangers series, while Shoemaker is not expected to start  before the break. 


Garrett Richards fans 11 in dominant outing vs. Astros


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards turned in a gem on Sunday against the Astros, improving to 10-2 on the year. The right-hander permitted one run on six hits and one walk while striking out 11 over 7 1/3 innings of a 6-1 victory.

Richards has struck out nine-plus in three of his last four starts. He owns a 2.71 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP over 18 starts (116 1/3 innings). He will look to keep rolling Friday at Texas.

Garrett Richards fans nine in fifth straight win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/2/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards won his fifth decision in a row Tuesday, as he took down the White Sox, 8-4.

Richards tossed eight strong innings, allowing just two hits in the game. One of those hits brought in three runs, on a first-inning home run by Jose Abreu, but Richards was basically untouchable from that point on. He struck out nine batters and walked two on 115 pitches over eight innings in the win.

Richards just finished the month of June with a 5-0 record and 1.05 ERA, and will look to continue his strong pitching moving forward. He carries a 9-2 record and 2.81 ERA into his next start, set for Sunday against the Astros. 


Angels-White Sox postponed Monday, set for DH Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/30/2014) Monday's game between the Angels and White Sox has been postponed due to inclement weather.

The teams will play a straight doubleheader Tuesday, with the second game set to start 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. Garrett Richards and Hector Noesi, who were both scheduled to pitch Monday, figure to have their starts pushed back a day and each start one of Tuesday's games.


Garrett Richards walks five in win vs. Twins


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards picked up a win after giving up two earned runs on four hits and five walks in 7 1/3 innings and striking out five in his team's 6-2 victory over the Twins Wednesday.

Richards (8-2) has walked three or more batters in each of his last three despite largely keeping teams off the scoreboard. He's surrendered just four runs in 34 1/3 innings over his last five starts, going 4-0 over that stretch. Richards owns a 2.76 ERA and 99:38 K:BB ratio in 101 innings. He's set to take on the White Sox Monday.


Garrett Richards wins third straight


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards extended his winning streak to three decisions Friday, in a 7-3 win over the Rangers.

Richards was charged with just one run in six innings of work, the fourth straight start he has allowed one or no runs. He allowed just four hits and three walks in the game, while striking out seven on a season-high 119 pitches en route to the win.

Richards is now 7-2, and is in the midst of a 3-0 stretch where he has an 0.67 ERA over four starts. He carries a 2.79 overall ERA into his next start, set for Wednesday against the Twins. 


Angels, Indians rained out Wednesday


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2014) The Angels and Indians had their game Wednesday postponed due to inclement weather in the area. At this point, it is not clear when the game will be made up.

The Angels did announce their rotation plans, with MLB.com reporting that C.J. Wilson will be moved back to Thursday, with Garrett Richards pushed back to a Friday start against the 


Garrett Richards strikes out 10 in six scoreless innings Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(6/15/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards shined in Saturday's no-decision, giving up four hits and three walks in six scoreless innings and striking out 10 in his team's 11-6 win over the Braves.

Richards has been on a roll in June, giving up one earned run in 21 innings while striking out 23 batters. However, a ninth-inning meltdown by the bullpen prevented him from picking up his third straight win. Richards owns a 2.87 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 87:30 K:BB ratio in 87 2/3 innings. He's on track to face the Indians Thursday.


Garrett Richards stays dominant in win over A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards dominated the Athletics on Monday, scattering one run on four hits over seven innings to improve to 6-2 on the year.

Richards struck out four and did not issue a walk. Of his 107 pitches, 67 were strikes. Over his last two starts covering 15 innings, Richards has allowed only one earned run.

Following the 4-1 home win, Richards will make his next start Sunday at Atlanta.

Garrett Richards dazzles in win over Astros


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/5/2014) Coming off the worst start of his career, Angels pitcher Garrett Richards twirled an absolute gem Wednesday, in a 4-0 win over the Astros.

Richards made it through eight scoreless innings for the first time all season, and was nearly flawless. He allowed just four hits, only one of which went for extra bases, in his eight innings of work. He struck out nine while throwing 80 of 107 pitches for strikes in the win.

Richards was tagged for five runs in just two-thirds of an innings last time out, so this was an excellent way to bounce back. He improved his record to 5-2, while lowering his ERA to 3.25 with the win. He will try to keep it going in his next outing, set for Monday against the Athletics. 


Garrett Richards gets obliterated by A's


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/31/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards got completely obliterated by the A's on Frdiay, failing to make it past the opening frame in his team's 9-5 defeat to the Angels.

Richards (4-2) surrendered a grand slam to Brandon Moss and issued a bases-loaded walk before he got yanked for Wade LeBlanc with two outs in the first. He had not allowed more than two runs or five hits in his first six starts on the road before giving up five runs on five hits in the first inning.

"It's embarrassing. I didn't show up for us tonight," Richards said, via the Orange County Register.

Richards was charged with five earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out two in two-thirds of an inning. He owns a 3.65 ERA and 1.23 WHIP. He will look tobounce back Thursday at Houston.

Garrett Richards looks sharp in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards put together a quality start on Sunday, but was unable to factor into the decision in a 4-3 win over the Royals. The right-hander permitted three runs on five hits and two walks while striking out seven in seven innings.

Over his last four starts covering 28 innings, Richards has yielded 10 earned runs. He owns a 3.00 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP in 10 starts (66 innings). He will make his next start Friday at Oakland.

Garrett Richards surrenders five runs in loss vs. Astros


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards was hit with a loss Monday after giving up five earned runs on 10 hits and two walks in seven innings and striking out just one in his team's 5-2 loss to the Astros.

Richards (4-1) ran into his second speed bump of the season, including a five-run, seven-inning no-decision against the A's in mid-April. He was touched up for three runs in the first inning Monday before giving up another in the second and one more in the third. Richards owns a 2.90 ERA and 55:22 K:BB ratio in 59 innings. He'll square off with the Royals Sunday.


The good far outweighs the bad for Garrett Richards


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(5/14/2014) With his seven shutout innings at Philadelphia Wednesday, Garrett Richards recorded his fourth win and fifth consecutive quality start. But the most encouraging part of the performance was what he didn't do: walk a batter.

It was his first start with zero walks, but considering he had only two in each of his previous three, his control has vastly improved from his earlier starts. And frankly, the way he's striking out batters, the "oh, but look at the walks" argument only goes so far anyway.

Richards was always a hard-thrower, but he's added about two miles per hour to his fastball this season. He entered Wednesday trailing only Yordano Ventura in average fastball velocity. So the bigger question than "where have the strikeouts come from?" is "why wasn't he getting them before?"

Either way, he's getting them now. His eight in seven innings Wednesday give him 54 in 52 innings on the season, and he's so good at keeping the ball in the park that even if the walks come and go, he's unlikely to lose much value.

He's closing the gap on Jesse Chavez among relief-eligibility starting pitchers and is now ahead of other early season standouts like Nate Eovaldi and Ian Kennedy in my rankings.


Garrett Richards remains undefeated


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards remained undefeated after allowing just five hits over seven scoreless innings during a 3-0 win Wednesday at Philadelphia. He struck out eight batters and didn't issue a walk.

Richards (4-0) had very little trouble with the Phillies' lineup. He allowed a two-out double to Chase Utley in the first inning and then retired nine straight batters before Ryan Howard singled in the fourth inning. 

Richards ran into some trouble in the sixth inning after Jimmy Rollins had a one-out single, and he moved up to third base on Utley's second double of the game. But the right-handed hurler worked out of trouble by striking out Howard and getting Marlon Byrd to foul out. 

Carlos Ruiz had the only other hit off Richards with a single in the seventh inning.

Richards' next scheduled start is for Monday vs. Houston. He beat the Astros in his first start (April 4), allowing one run in five innings despite three hits and five walks.


Garrett Richards gets little help in no-decision


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards tossed the ball well Friday, but had to settle for a no-decision in a late win over the Blue Jays.

Richards tossed seven strong innings for his sixth quality start in seven trips to the mound. He allowed two runs on five hits in his seven innings of work, while walking two and striking out six.

Richards did not get the win for his start, but is still 3-0 with a 2.80 ERA for the season. He will try to keep the good times rolling in his next outing, set for Wednesday in Philadelphia. 


Garrett Richards strikes out nine in win Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards turned in a quality start in a win Saturday, giving up three earned runs on nine hits and two walks in six innings and striking out nine in his teams' 5-3 win over the Rangers.

Richards (3-0) has done a great job in five of his six starts this season, though Saturday's strikeout total represented a season high for the righty. He owns a 2.84 ERA and 40:18 K:BB ratio in 38 innings. Richards is on track to face the Blue Jays in Toronto Friday.


Garrett Richards settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2014) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards struck out seven and nearly came away with the win Sunday night against the Yankees in New York. 

Richards allowed a run to score on a ground out in the fifth inning and served up a solo home run to Mark Teixeira in the seventh inning that tied the game. He was charged with two runs on three hits and two walks in seven innings, settling for a no-decision. He tossed 112 pitches, 68 for strikes.

Richards has allowed only three earned runs over his last 13 innings pitched. His next start will come Saturday at home against the Rangers.


Garrett Richards settles for no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards put together another solid effort on Monday, but failed to factor into the decision against the Nationals.

Richards surrendered a run on a fielder's choice in the fourth inning for his only blemish of the night. He yielded only one run on one hit and four walks while striking out six over six innings pitched. He tossed 99 pitches, 55 of which were strikes.

Richards has allowed one run or fewer in three of his first four starts. He owns a 2.52 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP in 25 innings pitched. He is scheduled to make his next start Sunday in New York against the Yankees.