DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
2 days ago

Nolasco left Monday's game against the Angels after 6.1 scoreless innings after taking two line drives off the leg, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Nolasco was utterly dealing and was in line for the win, but he did leave a pair of runners on base in the bottom of the seventh. It didn't seem as if either of the line drives were hit hard enough or in a sensitive enough location to injure Nolasco severely, and he looked fine as he walked off the field. This was likely a precautionary measure, and it's an unfortunate ending to one of his best starts this season. Consider Nolasco day-to-day until the club can evaluate him.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
7 days ago

Nolasco (2-9) gave up five runs on seven hits and five walks over 5.1 innings while striking out five in Wednesday's 8-4 loss to the Yankees.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran righty hasn't won a game since April and has taken the loss in seven straight starts, putting up a 6.28 ERA and 1.66 WHIP over that stretch. Nolasco will try to pull out of his free fall in his next trip to the mound Monday on the road against the Dodgers.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
2 weeks ago

Nolasco (2-8) took the loss Thursday after giving up five runs on 10 hits over six innings against the Royals, striking out four and walking two.

EDGE Analysis

Home runs surrendered to Lorenzo Cain and Alex Gordon sank Nolasco and the Angels. The right-hander was outdueled by Matt Strahm, who was making his fist major-league start. Nolasco has now lost six consecutive starts and has given up 22 earned runs over 33.1 innings in that span.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Nolasco (2-7) tossed seven innings of two-run ball but was stuck with the loss Saturday against the Astros. He gave up eight hits and zero walks while striking out two batters.

EDGE Analysis

The ultra quality start -- Nolasco's second start of the season with seven-plus innings and two runs or fewer allowed -- brought his ERA back below 5.00. He gave up a home run to Brian McCann and has now allowed 19 homers in 73 innings this season, most in the American League. He lines up for what seems like a favorable home start against the Royals his next time out, but Nolasco has been too inconsistent to trust in most mixed formats.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
3 weeks ago

Nolasco (2-6) gave up three runs on seven hits while striking out seven over 5.2 innings in a loss to the Twins on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran bounced back after a shaky outing last Monday, falling one out short of a quality start when he gave up his second home run of the game in the sixth inning. Nolasco has provided deep-league owners with usable strikeout totals (8.2 K/9) as a starter, but his inability to limit the long ball (2.5 HR/9) has resulted in a sub-par 5.05 ERA. Considering his next start comes on the road against the Astros -- who lead the majors in homers -- on Saturday, it would be best to avoid the 34-year-old at all costs.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
1 month ago

Nolasco (2-6) only last 2.2 innings Monday, giving up six runs (two earned) on six hits while walking two and striking out a pair in a loss to the Braves.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old's day wasn't as disastrous as it seemed due to a Cliff Pennington error that kept four runs off his ledger. Still, the short outing raised the veteran's ERA to 4.48 on the year. Nolasco's solid 3.2 K/BB ratio has given him a bit of deep-league value, but his susceptibility to the long ball (2.5 HR/9) holds him back from being a starter to rely on in standard formats.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
1 month ago

Nolasco (2-4) gave up five runs on seven hits -- including three homers -- and two walks while striking out six over six innings in Wednesday's loss to Tampa Bay.

EDGE Analysis

An enduring question: How does Nolasco still have a job in the major leagues after so many years of pitching so badly? He's finished with an ERA worse than the league average in each of the past three seasons and nine of 11 campaigns in his career, and yet Nolasco continues sticking around the league like a bad habit. His ERA this year is only 4.37, but there's a lot of luck baked into that, as Nolasco has been serving up homers like it's going out of style -- a whopping 16 in just 57.2 innings.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
1 month ago

Nolasco (2-3) allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks over six innings in a loss to the Mets Friday. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

It was a solid outing for the 34-year-old, who threw his third consecutive quality start. He notably didn't allow a home run in this contest after allowing two in each of his last three starts. Nolasco lowered his ERA to 4.01 on the season, and remains a solid streaming option depending upon the matchup. He'll take the mound again on Wednesday at Tampa Bay.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
1 month ago

Nolasco didn't factor into the decision Saturday versus the Tigers and gave up three earned runs on five hits and four walks over six innings. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran right-hander acquitted himself reasonably well but was once again done in by homers. J.D. Martinez opened the scoring on the night with a 398-foot shot in the second with one aboard, and old nemesis Justin Upton, who Nolasco has struggled with throughout his career, tagged him for a sixth-inning solo shot. The 34-year-old has now given up two homers in each of his last three starts and in three prior trips to the mound as well. His control was also an issue Saturday, with the four free passes he issued serving as a season high. Nolasco will try to get back on track in a Friday road start against the Mets.

DTDRicky Nolasco
SP LAA
2 months ago

Nolasco allowed two runs on five hits (two home runs) while walking none and striking out 10 over seven innings for a no-decision in Monday's 3-2 extra-innings loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

While the season-high 10 strikeouts were nice, Nolasco has now surrendered 11 home runs on the season in his seven starts. Fourteen of the 19 runs he has allowed have come off long balls, and he hasn't allowed a round tripper in just one of his outings. The 34-year-old right-hander lowered his ERA to 4.31 in the 103-pitch outing, and he should see better results in the future if he can keep the ball out of the air as much.