Early Angels Rotation Pitch F/X and Peripheral Results

By Robert Cunningham, Staff Writer - Disclaimer: PLEASE NOTE: THESE ARE EARLY RETURNS ON THE 2014 SEASON. SAMPLE SIZE IS QUITE SMALL!The newly formed core of the Angels starting rotation has gotten off to a mixed start in 2014. Pitchers who we thought would do well haven’t and those that we were unsure about have turned in good performances.But do those mixed performances...
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Garrett Richards holds back Astros' bats in 11-1 win

KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Garrett Richards wobbled in the fifth when he walked Jose Altuve with the bases loaded and two outs, trimming the Angels' lead to 5-1. Richards caught a huge break when a hanging 0-and-2 curve was lined a few feet foul by cleanup batter Mark Krauss. Richards then struck out Krauss looking at a curve to end a grueling 10-pitch at-bat. AT THE PLATE:...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday Scorecard: Angels at Astros, April 4, 2014

The Angels offense came to life in Houston launching three homers and scoring 11 runs on 15 hits to defeat the Astros 11-1. Josh Hamilton reached base four times going 3 for 3 including a three-run, two-out blast in the sixth. Starting pitcher Garrett Richards earned the win giving up just one run on three hits while striking out seven over five innings.Click here to download the...
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Albert Pujols, Garrett Richards lead Angels over Indians

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Albert Pujols tripled and doubled to back a scoreless start by Garrett Richards in the Los Angeles Angels' 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. Richards, the No. 3 starter in a revamped rotation, gave the Angels the kind of pitching performance they've been looking for. He allowed three hits over 6 1-3 shutout innings in his fourth spring...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

P Garrett Richards struggles in Angels' loss to D-backs

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Didi Gregorious doubled in two runs and Paul Goldschmidt added an RBI double in the Arizona Diamondbacks split-squad's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday. Archie Bradley gave up two hits in 3 1-3 scoreless innings for the Diamondbacks. Albert Pujols singled in a run in the Angels' two-run fifth against Matt Stites. Los Angeles starter Garrett...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards impressive as Angels beat D-backs

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Garrett Richards threw three shutout innings, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 3-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. The Diamondbacks failed to hit the ball out of the infield against Richards, a projected starter. Richards gave up an infield single to Martin Prado and a bunt single to Ender Inciarte. He struck out two and didn't walk a...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Welcome to the Rotation, Garrett Richards

The Angels will be leaning on Garrett Richards to fill the starting rotation opening left by the broken elbow Jered Weaver sustained Monday. Projections are bleak for the 24-year-old — updated ZiPS forecasts a 5.46 ERA and 5.00 FIP; Steamer sees a brighter future but still one near replacement level (4.38 ERA, 4.33 FIP). There is room for excitement here, however. Richards, the...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Angels’ Garrett Richards to replace Jered Weaver

Following the news that Los Angeles Angels ace Jered Weaver would be sidelined four to six weeks with a broken elbow to his non-throwing arm, speculation began that the Halos could look outside the organization for the right-hander’s replacement. However, LA will stick in-house to fill in for Weaver, as the team will move forward by inserting Garrett Richards into the starting...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Richards pitches well, Angels beat Brewers

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- Garrett Richards threw 6 1-3 innings in the longest outing by an Angels pitcher this spring, leading Los Angeles' split squad over the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1 Saturday. Richards allowed one run and three hits in his fourth spring appearance and second start. He struck out five. Richards went 4-3 with the Angels with a 4.69 ERA in 2012 in 30 games, including...
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March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards Has To Get A Spot In Angels Rotation,He’s Too Good

Garrett Richards helps the Angles zip the Cleveland Indians today. All this rookie has done all spring is pitch and pitch very well. When other major league pitchers are trying to find their form in spring training Richards comes in and makes it look easy. Richards has only given up two earned runs in his eight innings of pitching since coming to Cactus league play. If I were the...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

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