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Los Angeles Angels’ Garrett Richards Emerges as an Ace

Entering play on Monday, the Los Angeles Angels are locked in a tie with the Oakland Athletics for the best record in the American League East and all of baseball. Mike Trout captures most of the headlines for the Angels, and the 23 year-old is the best player in baseball. A huge reason for the Angels success has been the dominant performance of 26 year-old right-hander Garrett...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Josh Hamilton ‘not the same player’, Richards won’t start on short rest

The August 18th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Josh Hamilton ‘not the same player’, Richards won’t start on short rest and much more… The Story: Mike Scioscia says Josh Hamilton is “not the same player” that he was in Texas. The Monkey Says: Scioscia thinks Hamilton has lost his confidence, which is pretty hard to argue with. As a...
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Angels have no plans to use Garrett Richards on short rest in Oakland

The way the Angels rotation is set up, they will not have their most effective pitcher starting in any of the three games at Oakland next weekend. Garrett Richards, who is 12-4 with a 2.54 earned-run average and 157 strikeouts in 159 2/3 innings, will start Friday night against the Texas Rangers, and the right-hander’s next start is scheduled for Wednesday night in Boston. That...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Calhoun’s bat, Richards’ arm combine for an Angels win over Texas

Following a two-game series sweep over the Phillies, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began a three-game series against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.Garrett Richards and Nick Martinez were the starters.In the bottom of the first, the Rangers took a 1-0 lead courtesy of a RBI single from Adrian Beltre, scoring Shin-Soo Choo.The Halos would tie the ballgame at one in the bottom...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

How Has Garrett Richards Limited That Hard Contact?

So we know by now that Garrett Richards has blossomed into an ace. He always had it in him, at least based on his fastball velocity and movement, and in this particular season he’s helped to pick up a lot of the slack within an Angels rotation that carried a bunch of question marks. Richards […]
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards is Getting Even Better

Fresh off a complete game shutout against the NL West leading Dodgers, Garrett Richards continues to cement his place among the game’s premier arms. The traditional numbers and peripherals agree Richards has been dominant, in 23 starts he has posted an ERA of 2.58 and a FIP of 2.63 to match. His FanGraphs WAR of 4.0 is good for 9th among pitchers in the Majors. Richards’s success...
Via Batting Leadoff
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Richards' streak snapped as Halos fall to Tigers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- One big inning deserves another. Three was the magic number at Angel Stadium Thursday night. The Angels put up three against the Max Scherzer in the bottom of the fifth. The Tigers then answered with three runs of their own against Garrett Richards in the top of the sixth to take a lead they wouldn't relinquish in a 6-4 win. Richards for the first time in a...
Via Fox Sports West
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards solid again as Angels sweep Astros

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Los Angeles Angels' Garrett Richards had a career performance on the mound Sunday afternoon against the Astros, only further highlighting what has been a career season. By all accounts, Richards and his 10-2 record should be headed to Minnesota for the 2014 All-Star Game. He looked every bit the part of an All-Star in Sunday's 6-1 win over Houston. Richards...
Via Fox Sports West
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels' Garrett Richards in the zone

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Garrett Richards prefers not to look too far ahead or too far behind. He likes to live in the moment, at least as far as this season is concerned. The Angels right-hander is in a zone, and he wants nothing to deter him from it. The All-Star Game might be in his future, but there's no sense worry about it -- at least not now. Richards has been throwing so well...
Via Fox Sports West
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Garrett Richards continues All-Star caliber season with win over Rangers

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- If July comes and Garrett Richards finds himself in Minnesota during the All-Star break, it may come as a surprise to some. It shouldn't. Momentum is picking up for the Angels starter to find his way onto the American League roster. The truth is, Richards is quietly developing into one of the top pitchers in the American League. In his first year as a full...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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