Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
2 months ago

Nolasco (8-14) allowed one unearned run on five hits and two walks over eight innings in a win Tuesday over the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco is ending the season on absolute fire. He hasn't allowed an earned run in his past three starts, and he also threw a complete game shutout August 31 against the Reds. He owns a 1.47 ERA with a 31:8 K:BB innings since then, a performance that should all but certainly earn him a spot in the Angels rotation next season.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
2 months ago

Nolasco (7-14) allowed no runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five on Thursday in a 2-0 win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

While the first half of Nolasco's season with Minnesota was disastrous by almost any measure, he has produced some respectable fantasy numbers in his 10 starts since being traded to the Angels in July. He's now 2-2 in September with a WHIP just above 1.00, and he hasn't allowed a run in 13 innings over his last two starts. The key drivers of his resurgence include a significantly lower home run rate and improved defensive play behind him (.226 BABIP).

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
3 months ago

Nolasco (5-14) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts over six innings in the loss Monday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco had another start ruined by his bullpen. Just like his last start, he allowed the first two batters of the seventh to reach base, and also like his last start, the bullpen allowed those runners to score. Unfortunately, neither the Angels bullpen nor Mike Scioscia's judgement are worth trusting, and as such, Nolasco's fantasy prospects aren't worth trusting either. His ERA sits at 4.94.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
3 months ago

Nolasco (5-13) allowed three runs on just two walks and two hits with five strikeouts over seven innings in Tuesday's loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco had thrown seven shutout innings, giving him a 16-inning scoreless streak after dominating the Reds with a complete game shutout Wednesday, before things unraveled in the eighth. Nolasco gave up a walk, single and a walk to load the bases before he was lifted for Mike Morin, who promptly gave up a pair of hits to score all three runners and give the Athletics the lead. It wasn't a pitch count issue -- Nolasco threw just 91 -- he just didn't have enough to keep fooling the Athletics a full four times through the order.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
3 months ago

Nolasco (5-12) harnessed his younger self, dominating the Reds in a four-hit shutout Wednesday. He struck out seven.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco's first win as an Angel was his fifth career shutout, and his first since September of 2012. The righty's seven strikeouts were his most in six starts since debuting with the Angels on Aug. 4. Nolasco was fantastically efficient, throwing 67 of 94 pitches for strikes, including 23 of 30 first-pitch strikes. As great as his outing was, fantasy owners shouldn't put too much stock in the 33-year-old's performance Wednesday. Nolasco is still in the midst of a career-worst season and the Reds lineup is nothing to write home about. He'll make his next start Monday in Oakland.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
3 months ago

Nolasco (4-12) gave up four earned runs on nine hits and three walks over 6.1 innings in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Tigers. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty actually turned in a solid effort overall, but couldn't muster much help from his offense on a night where opposing starter Justin Verlander was in vintage form. Nolasco breezed through the first five innings before giving up an RBI double to J.D. Martinez and a two-run shot to Justin Upton in the sixth. Cam Maybin then touched him up for a 347-foot solo blast in the seventh, ending Nolasco's night. The 33-year-old has now dropped four straight decisions and has yet to notch a victory in an Angels uniform, despite pitching at least six innings in four of his five starts. He'll try to get into the win column when he takes on the Reds next Wednesday.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
4 months ago

Nolasco (4-10) allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks with three strikeouts over 5.1 innings in a loss Monday to the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco has been predictably mediocre since he was dealt to the Angels. Despite a solid 13:4 K:BB, Nolasco has now allowed a 5.19 EERA and 1.38 WHIP over 17.1 innings. He was tagged for a home run by Nelson Cruz, giving him four homers allowed in just three starts. Too many hits and too many homers -- these are the same problems he had in Minnesota and has had for much of his career, and there's little reason to expect he'll turn it around now.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
4 months ago

Nolasco (4-9) struck out six while allowing the Cubs just two runs on six hits and a walk in six innings Wednesday, but was stuck with a hard-luck loss.

EDGE Analysis

This was much better than his first outing after being dealt to Anaheim -- a three-homer, five-run effort against Oakland. We've seen Nolasco turn in a handful of finely polished outings like this one in 2016, but they've been mixed in with enough blowups that he remains impossible to deploy in most fantasy formats. Nolasco will next toe the rubber against Seattle on Monday.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
4 months ago

Nolasco gave up five runs on six hits (including three homers) while striking out four over six innings in a no-decision against the A's on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

While Nolasco didn't walk a batter, he was still rather lucky to escape with just the five earned runs allowed -- all three homers he served up were solo shots. The 33-year-old tossed eight innings of one-run ball in his final start for Minnesota on July 29, but he's mostly struggled since April, and Nolasco lines up to face the Cubs (in Chicago) next week. That's probably one to avoid.

Ricky Nolasco
SP LAA
4 months ago

Nolasco will get his first start with the Angels as the team faces Oakland on Thursday, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco was traded to the Angels on Monday, and will take the mound Thursday with Tim Lincecum starting Friday against the Mariners. Throughout the 2016 season, Nolasco has posted a 4-8 record with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP for the Twins.