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43 Garrett Richards SP
Height/Weight: 6-3/210 | Birthdate: 5/27/1988 | Birthplace: Riverside, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Salary: $495,000 | Owned/Started%: 97/74 | Average Draft Position: 100.03
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Angels SP Garrett Richards has strong performance vs. M's


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/27/2015) Angels starter Garrett Richards was excellent against the Mariners on Saturday. Richards went 7 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out six, improving his record to 8-5 in the 4-2 victory.

Richards cruised through the first five innings of this one, tossing shutout ball along the way. But he gave up a run in the sixth on a wild pitch, and then served up a solo home run to Mike Zunino in the eighth.

Still, the performance lowered his ERA to 3.54, and he has given up more than three earned runs just once in his last seven starts.


Angels' Shoemaker, Richards to start first two games of M's series


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2015) Prior to Wednesday's game against the Astros, the Angels made the surprise move of promoting starting pitcher prospect Andrew Heaney to start against Houston.

Heaney's promotion meant Matt Shoemaker was pushed back to Friday against the Mariners. Garrett Richards is slated to start Saturday's game against Seattle.


Angels SP Garrett Richards allows three runs in loss on Sunday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/21/2015) Angels right-hander Garrett Richards had a quality start on Sunday against the A's. He pitched six innings, allowing three runs on eight hits. He walked two and struck out three, but was left with his fifth loss of the season, as the Angels were defeated 3-2.

Richards (7-5) gave up his first run in the third inning, and then allowed back-to-back run-scoring singles in the sixth to account for all the damage against him. 

Aside from a disaster outing on June 6, Richards has gone at least six innings in each of his outings since April 24. He'll take his 3.66 ERA into his next start, scheduled for Saturday against the Mariners at home.


Angels' Garrett Richards wins second straight


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/17/2015) Angels starter Garrett Richards won his second straight start, Tuesday over Arizona. Richards has won three of the last four and is 7-4 on the year. 

Richards gave up one unearned run in seven innings. It was his first start without allowing an earned run since a complete game shutout last August 4.

Richards allowed four hits and walked three, while striking out four. His next start is Sunday at Oakland. 


Changes to delivery leads to bounce-back win for Angels' Richards


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Following a disastrous outing Saturday against the Yankees, Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards bounced back with a strong effort in a win Thursday against the Rays.

Richards credits the quick turnaround to making some mechanical tweaks to his delivery. After not lasting an inning against the Yankees, Richards worked with pitching coach Mike Butcher on getting his landing foot to plant directly toward the plate to improve his efficiency in throwing strikes, per The Orange County Register.

“I’ve been searching for it a little bit this year, maybe trying to do too much at times,” he said. “I am starting to get back to a good, clean delivery that gives me a chance to throw strikes around the zone. I like the direction it’s going.”

Richards had a minor lapse in the second inning Thursday. He walked Logan Forsythe before Steven Souza parked a 0-2 cutter for a home run. It was the first time in Richards' career he allowed a home run on a 0-2 pitch. However, he quickly rebounded to retire 19 of the final 21 batters he faced.

“As he went out in the third inning you just saw him better putting pitches together, a better presence,” manager Mike Scioscia said. “He was getting ahead. He threw some really impressive breaking balls tonight. That’s a great outing from Garrett.”


Angels SP Garrett Richards fans seven, wins sixth game of year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/11/2015) Orioles pitcher Garrett Richards made very few mistakes in his team's 6-2 win over the Rays on Thursday.

Richards, who picked up his sixth win of the year, threw seven innings and allowed just four hits while striking out seven batters. Richards' only mistake came in the form of a Steven Souza two-run home run in the second inning.

Richards (6-4) has a 3.97 ERA with 55 strikeouts and 27 walks in 65 2/3 innings this season.


Angels SP Garrett Richards can't get out of the first inning Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/6/2015) The Yankees knocked around an Angels starter for the second consecutive game on Saturday. This time it was Garrett Richards that got bombed by the Bronx Bombers. Richards was unable to get out of the first inning, recording just two outs while allowing six runs on five hits. 

Richards just wasn't able to get into a groove in this one, as he let the first three batters to reach before Mark Teixeira brought in a run with a sacrifice fly. The next batter, Brian McCann took Richards deep for a two-run home run. Richards gave up his final run, an RBI single to Brett Gardner, before being pulled.

Overall, Richards faced 10 batters and only got two of them out. The rough outing raised his ERA from 3.26 to 4.14. He has now allowed 17 earned runs over his last four starts.

"I’m going through a rough patch," Richards said, per the Orange County Register. "It is what it is. I’m not going to sit here and make excuses. It’s baseball. This is the big leagues."

He'll look for a rebound effort in his next start, scheduled for Friday against the A's at home.


Angels SP Garrett Richards: 'I've got to be better overall'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards picked up his fifth win of the season Monday against the Rays. However, despite the victory, Richards highlighted a bunch of areas where he feels he needs to improve.

"I need to do a better job of getting ahead of guys -- I feel like I was behind in the count a lot tonight," Richards said, per MLB.com. "I've got to do a better job of not being fine too early.

"I've got to do a better job mixing my curveball in with my fastball and my slider. I felt like I got a little bit repetitive and a little bit predictable. I've got to do a better job putting guys away. I've noticed [all the two-out runs].

"I've got to be better overall."

For the most part, Richards is having a pretty good season. He is 5-3 with a 3.26 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in nine starts. Although, his ERA has been on the rise in his last three starts, as he has a 5.30 ERA in that span.

"I think it's just a function of being a little bit erratic and maybe not having your best stuff," manager Mike Scioscia said. "You try to get outs, you get two outs, you try to get the next guy out, and you're not quite there.

"You will see, at times, some pitchers just get into a little cyclical thing where they have trouble finishing innings. And I think that's where Garrett is right now. He's finished some innings, but for the most part, there's no doubt.

"He'll be better."


Angels SP Garrett Richards earns fifth win of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards allowed three runs on six hits during Monday's 7-3 win over the Rays.

Richards struck out four batters and walked three to earn his fifth win of the season. His biggest mistake was giving up a two-run home run to Nick Franklin in the fourth inning.

Richards has pitched at least six innings in eight-consecutive starts and he has won two out of his last three outings. His next expected start is scheduled for Sunday at the New York Yankees.


Angels' Garrett Richards allows five runs in loss vs. Padres


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/28/2015) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards took the loss on Wednesday, giving up five runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings while striking out six in his team's 5-4 defeat against the Padres.

Richards (4-3) gave up an RBI double in the second and a two-run homer in the fourth, both to Will Middlebrooks, but the game was tied after six innings. He then surrendered two unearned runs in the seventh after committing an error himself earlier in the frame.

Richards owns a 3.12 ERA and 43:21 K:BB ratio in 52 innings. He's slated to face the Rays on Monday.


Anges P Garrett Richards gives up 5 runs but gets win


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/23/2015) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards allowed five earned runs during Friday night's 12-5 win over the Red Sox. 

Richards didn't have the best game on the mound but was a beneficiary of a ton of run support from the Angels' offense. The Angels scored nine of their 12 runs in the fifth inning. Richards went six innings and struck out one batter while walking two. 

The five runs are the most Richards has allowed in a game this year. However, the win puts him at 4-2 for the season. He now holds a 2.98 ERA. 

Richards' next start is projected for May 27 against the Padres. 


Angels' Garrett Richards strikes out seven in loss Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2015) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards took a loss on Sunday, allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walk in 7 2/3 innings in his team's 3-0 defeat against the Orioles.

Richards (3-2) gave up just one run through seven innings, which came on a wild pitch in the fourth with a runner on third. He was then removed after giving up a two-out single in the eighth inning, and the runner would eventually score on a two-run double.

"Garrett's breaking ball is so late and sharp and when it's down it really kicks in a number of directions," manager Mike Scisocia said to the Orange County Register. "You have to battle. He's not an easy guy to catch. Carlos (Perez) did a good job on just about every one. Just one got away."

Richards owns a 2.29 ERA and 36:17 K:BB ratio in 39 1/3 innings. He's slated to face the Red Sox Friday.


Garrett Richards racks up 10 Ks in Angels victory


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(5/10/2015) Angels starter Garrett Richards had another strong start Sunday, striking out 10 to power Los Angeles to a 3-1 triumph over the Astros. 

Richards went 6 2/3 innings to improve to 3-1 on the season, allowing just one hit and one run during a dominant outing, as he lowered his ERA to 2.27. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a two-out single. The only blemish on Richards' day was four walks, which sent his pitch count to 110, and a hit batsman that drove in the Astros' only run. 

"Every inning, I'm worried about throwing quality strikes, getting ahead of guys and getting guys out," Richards said to MLB.com. "For me, the more simple, the better."

Richards, who is coming off a knee injury that caused him to miss the second half of last season, has won three of his last four outings, with the other being a no-decision. He has not allowed more than one run in his last three starts. 


Angels SP Garrett Richards goes seven strong in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards went seven innings strong in a no-decision against the Mariners on Tuesday.

Richards allowed a run-scoring single to Mike Zunino in the second inning for his only blemish of the evening. He yielded one run on five hits and two walks while striking out five over seven innings of work in a 5-4 walk-off victory.

Richards is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA over his last three starts. He will seek his third win of the season Sunday at home against the Astros.


Angels' Garrett Richards allows one run in win vs. A's


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) 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
(4/25/2015) 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
(4/19/2015) 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
(4/19/2015) 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
(4/18/2015) 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.


Angels P Garrett Richards: I hit all my bench marks to return


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/17/2015) Angels pitcher Garrett Richards said he's been able to accomplish every bench mark that was required of him during his rehab from knee surgery, reports MLB.com.

"I've done everything necessary," he said. "I don't I have any more check marks to hit."

Richards is trying to make his way back from knee surgery in the offseason and he is set to throw a bullpen session Friday. If the session goes well, Richards could be in line to return Sunday.


Scioscia: Angels RHP Richards not set for Sunday start


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Word to those anticipating the 2015 debut Sunday for Angels right-hander Garrett Richards: Not so fast.

Richards, who is coming off knee surgery, did not exactly quell concerns in his rehab start Tuesday. He allowed five earned runs on seven hits in five innings for Triple-A Salt Lake. He did strike out five, but Angels manager Mike Scioscia is not ready to announce that Richards will start Sunday against the host Astros.

Scioscia told the Orange County Register that Richards will be evaluated in Houston before getting the nod. The hope is that he can pick up where he left off last year, when he emerged as an ace by winning 13 of 17 decisions, fanning 164 in 168 2/3 innings and compiling a sparkling 2.61 ERA.

"Stuff looked good," Scioscia told MLB.com about Richards' outing. "I think his command maybe wasn't as crisp at some points, but he moved well. I think he felt good. We'll evaluate him ... and see what the next step will be. ... It took him a lot of work to get through the five innings, 90-plus pitches. But his stamina was there."


Angels' Garrett Richards allows five earned runs in rehab start


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2015) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards allowed five earned runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings of rehab start Tuesday night for Triple-A Salt Lake. Richards, who is recovering from offseason knee surgery, had his fastball at the 93-94 mph range. Of his 91 pitches, 57 were strikes.

Richards could return from the 15-day disabled list Sunday at Houston, barring any setbacks.

"This far along, I know in my heart that my leg is ready to go,” Richard said, per The Orange County Register. “Mentally is another thing. That’s something I’ll overcome with time.

“I don't think I need anymore rehab starts. I'm ready to go.”


Angels' Garrett Richards slated to return Sunday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Angels starting pitcher Garrett Richards is slated to return from the 15-day disabled list Sunday at Houston, if he is able to come out of his minor-league rehab assignment unscathed on Tuesday, per MLB.com.

Richards is recovering from offseason knee surgery and began the season on the 15-day disabled list. He went 13-4 with a 2.61 ERA in 168 2/3 innings in 2014.


Angels SP Garrett Richards has chance to return after rehab start


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said pitcher Garrett Richards could possibly return to the majors after he makes his rehab start Tuesday, reports the Orange County Register.

Richards had knee surgery in the offseason and started the season on the DL. His return will be based on how well the rehab start goes.


Angels P Garrett Richards to have rehab start on April 14


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Angels manager Mike Scioscia said that pitcher Garrett Richards will have a rehab start on April 14, according to MLB.com. It's expected to be with Triple-A Salt Lake. 

"I feel like I'm ready to go," Richards said, per the Orange County Register.

Richards is recovering from offseason knee surgery and began the season on the 15-day disabled list. He could soon be cleared for a return to the Angels if everything goes well with his rehab start.