Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
14 hours ago

Nolasco (4-8) pitched eight beautiful innings, allowing just one run on three hits and one walk while striking out six in a no-decision Friday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Friday was by far Nolasco's best effort of the season. He set or matched his season-best marks for innings pitched, runs allowed and hits against. It's been a miserable campaign for the veteran, and the fact that Nolasco walked away from Friday's gem with a no-decision just about sums up his luck this season. He'll take a 5.40 ERA into Cleveland on Wednesday for his next start.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
7 days ago

Nolasco didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 11-9 victory over the Red Sox, giving up six earned runs on six hits and three walks over two innings. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty simply didn't have it Saturday, throwing a whopping 65 pitches over his two frames and getting touched up for four runs in the second inning alone on a Dustin Pedroia ground-rule double and a three-run shot by Hanley Ramirez. The outing was Nolasco's shortest of the season, and the six earned runs equaled his second-highest total in that category in 2016. The 33-year-old has given up 13 runs (12 earned) over three of his last four starts, and has surrendered at least one homer in six of his last seven trips to the mound. He'll look to bounce back when he takes on the White Sox next Friday.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
2 weeks ago

Nolasco (4-8) was a tough-luck loser on Monday, allowing just one run over six innings against the Tigers. He allowed three hits, walked three and failed to strike out a batter.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco's three walks and zero strikeouts aren't promising, but his one earned run was the fewest he'd allowed in a start since April 21. The veteran righty has not had a particularly strong season, posting a 5.02 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. His next start will come Saturday in Boston.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
3 weeks ago

Nolasco gave up four runs (three earned) over six innings on nine hits with two strikeouts to improve to 4-7 in Saturday's win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

It was a pretty typical outing for Nolasco as he didn't walk a batter (1.8 BB/9 this season) but also gave up nine hits (1.2 H/9 this season). He's made all 18 starts in the first half and provides some innings for the Twins, but he's put his team in a position to win most games.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
4 weeks ago

Nolasco gave up three runs over six innings with four strikeouts and three walks, but got a no-decision Monday against Oakland.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco bounced back after giving up seven earned runs in his last start. He also ended a poor stretch (21 ER in 31 IP) to post his first quality start since June 18. While Nolasco gives up too many hits, he's not getting any help from his bullpen as they've allowed multiple inherited runs to score in his last two starts.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
1 month ago

Nolasco (3-6) gave up nine hits, seven earned runs and a walk over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the White Sox. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty was largely derailed by the long ball once again, giving up bombs to Brett Lawrie, Tyler Saladino and Todd Frazier. Nolasco managed to notch first-pitch strikes on 19 of the 27 batters he faced but was otherwise mostly ineffective. After a late May-mid-June stretch that saw him post quality starts in four of five trips to the mound, the 33-year-old's performance has started to deteriorate once again. Over his last two starts, Nolasco has given up 19 hits and 11 earned runs, including four homers, over 12.1 innings. He'll look to rebound against Oakland next Monday.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
1 month ago

Nolasco (3-5) lasted 6.2 innings in Thursday's loss to the Phillies. He allowed four runs, 10 hits and four walks while striking out one.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran drew a perfect opportunity to become the Twins first pitcher with four wins, but struggled to command his pitches. Nolasco's four walks were a season high, and his one strikeout was a season low. He was only able to garner seven swinging strikes while missing the zone on 41 percent of his pitches. He'll look to rebound Tuesday when he toes the rubber against the White Sox.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
1 month ago

Nolasco gave up two runs over seven innings with eight hits, no walks and five strikeouts, but got a no-decision in Saturday's loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

While Nolasco has a 4.91 ERA, he's at least provided innings. He's lasted five or more innings in 13 of 15 starts and has gone seven innings or more in five starts. He also has the fewest walks (14) among AL starters with 13-or-more starts. The downside is he's given up 94 hits in 84.1 innings.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
2 months ago

Nolasco (3-4) allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in Monday's win over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco induced a strong 11 swinging strikes in 106 pitches and induced eight groundball outs in the victory. He now has three quality starts in his last four outings, but Nolasco is still proving hittable. He has allowed 87 hits in just 77.1 innings and has allowed more hits than innings pitched in six of his 13 starts now. Nolasco has a much higher ERA (4.57) than FIP (3.80) for his career for this very reason. No matter how sparkly his K/BB gets (now up to 4.9), it's hard to believe in him getting his ERA much lower than its current mark of 5.12.

Ricky Nolasco
SP MIN
2 months ago

Nolasco was rocked for five runs on 11 hits and a walk in 5.2 innings Wednesday against the Marlins, but was able to avoid taking the loss.

EDGE Analysis

The 33-year-old righty spent the first seven-plus seasons of his career with the Marlins, mostly putting up the same mediocre-to-poor stat lines we've seen from him since he joined the Twins in 2014. Although Nolasco does own a surprisingly shiny 63:13 K:BB in 71.1 innings, he's one of the most hittable starters in baseball and rarely sustains any sort of successful stretch. Indeed, he'd turned in consecutive two-earned-run outings prior to this outing, only to set a new season high in hits allowed. If you're stuck rolling him out in fantasy, you're in a bad place.