Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 25 Days

Ricky Nolasco was shelled for six runs over two innings in a loss to the Yankees on Sunday.

Nolasco has had trouble stringing good starts together this year, as he limited the Royals to one run over six innings his last time out before Sunday's disaster. The right-hander gave up seven hits and walked one without registering a strikeout in the outing. He now owns a 5.90 ERA and 1.62 WHIP in the first of a four-year deal with the Twins. His next start doesn't get any easier, as they visit the Rockies on Friday.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 29 Days

Ricky Nolasco bounced back from a poor performance his last time out to hold the Royals to one run over six innings on Tuesday.

Nolasco certainly didn't need to be that fine, as the Twins put up 10 runs of support for the right-hander. He scattered eight hits and didn't walk a batter, striking out three in the start. The win moved him to 5-6 with a still-ugly 5.49 ERA through 17 starts, and until he strings together a handful more starts like it he can continue to be ignored outside of deep AL-only leagues.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 Month

Ricky Nolasco gave up six runs in six-plus innings Thursday in a loss to the Angels.

Nolasco was unlucky to give up one of the four runs through six, and since he was pitching well in the fifth and sixth and the Twins had a tired pen, he was sent back out for the seventh at 98 pitches. He ended up giving up back-to-back singles and getting pulled. Both of those runners came around to score off Matt Guerrier, leaving Nolasco with another ugly line in a season full of them. He's been better over the last month than he was early on, but even so, there's not much to like from a fantasy perspective.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 1 Month

Ricky Nolasco surrendered two runs in five and a third innings against the White Sox.

Nolasco allowed solo home runs to both Gordon Beckham and Jose Abreu in the first inning. That would be all the damage that the White Sox would manage against the righty, as Nolasco settled down to allow four hits the rest of the way. The home run has been a problem for him, as he's now allowed 15 in 89.2 innings, leading to a 5.52 ERA.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 Months

Ricky Nolasco picked up a win after allowing four runs in seven innings Wednesday against the Brewers.

Nolasco has struggled mightily against lefties this season, so the righty-heavy Brewers lineup was a welcome sight. The only two lefties they started tonight were Lyle Overbay and Logan Schafer in the eighth and ninth spots. Even with that advantage, though, Nolasco was still pretty average. He gave up his 11th homer in 73 1/3 innings and moved to 4-5 with a 5.65 ERA.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 Months

Ricky Nolasco delivered a strong performance in Friday's victory over the Yankees, surrendering just one run on seven hits over his six innings.

Nolasco did issue four free passes while striking out three on the evening. The only damage against him came on an RBI double off the bat of Jacoby Ellsbury in the third inning. With the win, the veteran right-hander improves to 3-5 on the season, though he still sports an unsightly 5.70 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. He'll look to carry this effort over into Wednesday's home tilt against the Brewers.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 Months

Ricky Nolasco allowed seven runs on nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Giants on Sunday.

Nolasco was in trouble in virtually every inning, allowing runs in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings. He walked one and struck out three in the start. He'd been trending in the right direction prior to Sunday's beatdown, but he's still nothing more than an AL-only option at this point. He'll take a 6.12 ERA and 1.57 WHIP into his meeting with the Yankees in the Bronx on Friday.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 Months

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire announced Friday that he will flip flop Saturday and Sunday's scheduled starters.

That means that Samuel Deduno will now work on Saturday with Ricky Nolasco getting the ball on Sunday against the Giants. No reason announced for the switch, but Deduno gets the better assignment against Ryan Vogelsong as opposed to squaring off with Madison Bumgarner.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 2 Months

Ricky Nolasco fell to 2-4 after allowing three runs in five innings against the Mariners on Sunday.

Nolasco string of three straight quality starts was lost, though today's outing was still better than most of the ones he had in April. It was also just the second in nine starts this year in which he didn't give up a homer.

Ricky Nolasco SP MIN 3 Months

Ricky Nolasco allowed three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Nolasco gave up six hits and a walk, striking out six in the outing. A 5.51 ERA and 1.50 WHIP is not exactly what the Twins had in mind when they signed him to a four-year, $49 million deal this offseason, but Nolasco has now turned in three straight quality starts as he rounds into form. He'll try to keep it rolling Sunday against the Mariners.