Hector Santiago SP LAA 3 days ago

Santiago allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out six in 6.2 innings in a loss to the Red Sox on Sunday.

Santiago gave the Angels everything he had in the outing, throwing a career-high 123 pitches before departing in the seventh. The 27-year-old may never be the most efficient pitcher in a rotation, but he has thrown the ball well to begin the season, notching a 2.47 ERA in his first nine starts. He will look to continue his run of success when he takes on the Tigers on Friday.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 1 week ago

Santiago gave up two runs (one earned) on four hits and three walks with five strikeouts in seven innings Tuesday against Toronto en route to picking up his third win of the season.

Santiago was filling up the zone with his four-pitch mix, handling a Jays lineup that usually feasts on left-handed pitching. His ERA now sits at 2.25 and while he can be prone to games where he walks a handful of batters, Santiago's run prevention so far this season has been excellent.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 2 weeks ago

Santiago pitched six innings of seven-hit ball, giving up only one run while striking out eight in six innings Wednesday against the Rockies.

Santiago fanned seven of the Rockies' first 13 batters, but Colorado strung three consecutive singles in the fourth, with Drew Stubbs driving in Wilin Rosario. With the score tied at 1-1, Santiago left the game and did not figure in the decision. His next start will be at Toronto on Tuesday.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 3 weeks ago

Santiago allowed no runs, one hit and four walks while striking out five in a no-decision Thursday against the Astros.

Santiago was charged with balks in the third and fourth innings, but escaped each jam unscathed. Prior to this outing, he had committed three balks in 380.2 innings in the big leagues. After striking out Jason Castro to open the seventh, Santiago left the game with a 1-0 lead, but closer Huston Street couldn't clinch the save. Santiago will give it another go in his next scheculed start Wednesday against Colorado.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 4 weeks ago

Santiago allowed four runs on nine hits while striking out four in five innings against the Giants on Saturday.

after back-to-back promising outings, Santiago has begun to struggle with his efficiency again, having thrown just 10.2 innings in his last two starts. Santiago was basically a five-inning pitcher in 2014, and could be falling into the same pattern this season, as he has completed six frames just twice in five starts. The uptick in his strikeout rate is a promising early return, but it has been accompanied with a higher walk and home run rate, with Santiago allowing a homer in all but one of his trips to the mound in 2015. The 26-year-old will look to get deeper into the game when he fads the Astros on Friday.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 4 weeks ago

Santiago took the loss on Saturday, allowing four runs on nine hits and two walks in five innings, striking out four.

After an excellent April, Santiago fell back to earth a bit, but he still sports a 3.14 ERA and 26 K's in 28.2 innings. He'll try to keep the surging Astros in check in a home start next week.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 1 month ago

Santiago struggled with his control on Sunday, walking six Rangers in 5.1 innings, although he struck out five and gave up just two runs (one earned).

The southpaw gave up a pair of early runs, but shut Texas down over his last few innings and was removed in the sixth after reaching 109 pitches. The six walks were easily a season-high, as Santiago hadn't given out more than three free passes in a start this season. He continues to thrive as the Halos' No. 5 starter and now owns a 2.28 ERA on the season to go along with 22 strikeouts in 23.2 innings. Santiago will look to continue his solid run against the Giants on Saturday.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 1 month ago

Santiago struck out eight and walked three while holding the A's to one run on three hits over six innings in a win Tuesday night.

Santiago threw 63 of his 101 pitches for strikes Tuesday, as he continues to make his case to stick in the Halos' rotation as the team's No. 5 option over the likes of Andrew Heaney and Nick Tropeano. Through three starts, he's posted a 17:6 K:BB over 18.1 innings. Santiago's second start of the week will come Sunday at home against the Rangers.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 1 month ago

Santiago (1-1) spun seven strong innings Wednesday, allowing the Rangers just a run on four hits and two walks while striking out five for his first win of the year.

Santiago struggled a bit in his first start, leaving in the sixth inning, but he gave the Angels more length this time. The impending return of Garrett Richards could end up leaving Santiago on the outside looking in for a rotation spot, but if he can find his way into a full season's worth of starts -- and keep his walks down as he has his first two times out -- he could be in line for his best MLB campaign so far.

Hector Santiago SP LAA 2 months ago

Santiago allowed three runs on six hits over 5.1 innings while striking out four and walking one in a losing effort Friday against the Royals.

Although he kept the Angels' offense within striking distance, Santiago fell short of receiving credit for a quality start. Andrew Heaney tossed a gem in his Triple-A debut with the Angels on Friday night, and Santiago's hold on a rotation spot is hardly firm with Garrett Richards nearing a return from knee surgery. Barring a change in course, Santiago's next start will come Wednesday at Texas.