Hector Santiago P LAA 9 Hrs
Santiago was hammered by the Rangers on Friday, allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits in an inning-plus.
Santiago has really struggled in his last two outings, allowing nine earned runs in his three-plus innings. He will need to try and pull it together in his last start of the season Wednesday against the A's, or he may find himself out of the rotation this postseason.
Hector Santiago P LAA 5 Days
Santiago was roughed up by the Astros on Sunday, allowing three runs on five hits in two innings en route to his eighth loss of the season. He walked five and struck out four in the contest.
Santiago simply didn't have it Sunday, as it took him 82 pitches to complete the shortened outing. The 26-year-old recently voiced a desire to be given more length on the mound, but he certainly didn't do himself any favors in that regard in this contest. He will attempt to put the ugly outing behind him when he takes a 3.55 ERA into a matchup against the Rangers on Friday.
Hector Santiago P LAA 10 Days
Santiago allowed one run through five innings while allowing five hits in a win over the Rangers on Tuesday. He walked one and struck out two in the contest.
Santiago seems to be getting frustrated with the lack of length he is afforded on a start-by-start basis, as he told Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com: "I feel like I can go more, but hey, who am I?" Scioscia said that Santiago's leash in games will continue to be decided by match ups and situations. He will take a 3.38 ERA into his next start against the Astros on Sunday.
Hector Santiago P LAA 15 Days
Santiago allowed four runs on eight hits in five-plus innings en route to a no-decision against the Twins on Thursday. He struck out three and walked three in the contest.
Manager Mike Scioscia may have left Santiago's leash a little long Thursday, as he allowed two men to reach base to open the bottom of the sixth before a home run from Eduardo Nunez knocked him from the contest. Santiago had pitched relatively well prior to the rough outing Thursday, but seems to be a six-inning pitcher at best, which will likely limit him to little more than a streaming option down the stretch.
Hector Santiago P LAA 20 Days
Santiago will have his next start pushed back to Thursday against the Twins, Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register reports.
Santiago was initially in position to start Tuesday against the Astros, putting him on track for a two-start week, with the latter turn to come next Sunday against the Twins. Instead, the Angels will use Monday's open date in the schedule as an excuse to move top pitchers C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver up a day, with Santiago getting the shaft as a result.
Hector Santiago P LAA 24 Days
Santiago allowed one run on three hits while striking out six in 5.2 innings to pick up a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.
Santiago is unlikely to become an efficient pitcher before the end of the season, but he has been strong for the Angels since the All-Star break, tallying a 1.46 ERA in 43 innings over nine games (seven starts). He also seems to have found his strikeout pitch, having fanned 21 batters in his last 22.2 frames. He will try to keep the ball rolling when he faces the Astros on Tuesday.
Hector Santiago P LAA 29 Days
Santiago allowed two runs (one earned) on seven hits while striking out five in five innings en route to a no-decision against the A's on Friday. He walked two batters in the contest.
Santiago has been on a nice run of late, allowing one earned run in his last three starts (17 innings) while striking out 15 over that span. Despite the fact that he is throwing the ball well, Santiago may still be seen as a tough player to own due to his propensity for short outings, as he has thrown seven innings in a start just once this season.
Hector Santiago P LAA 1 Month
Santiago allowed one run on four hits and one walk while striking out five in six innings in the Angels' 3-2 loss to the Rangers on Sunday.
The 26-year-old has allowed just one run in his last two starts, spanning 12 innings. It is the first time he has pitched on seven or more days rest since July 18. He holds a 2.38 ERA in the month of August, which has lowered his season ERA to 3.46. He'll be back on the mound Friday to face Jason Hammel and the Athletics.
Hector Santiago P LAA 1 Month
Santiago threw six scoreless innings against the Red Sox on Monday, allowing two hits, walking three and striking out five en route to a no-decision.
Santiago pitched what may have been his best game of the season Sunday, as this was the deepest the the southpaw had gotten into a contest without giving up a run. Prospective owners may want to keep an eye on Santiago going forward, as he will likely be a mainstay in the Halos' rotation with the news that Tyler Skaggs (forearm) will be out for the rest of the season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.
Hector Santiago P LAA 2 Months
Santiago allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits while striking out two in a loss to the Dodgers on Tuesday. He walked three batters in the contest.
Santiago seems to have lost his strikeout pitch of late, as he hasn't fanned more than three hitters in any of his last three starts. The 26-year-old's fantasy value will take a considerable hit if the strikeout numbers don't recover, but he will likely be in the rotation until Tyler Skaggs (forearm) returns to the club if needed.