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Ricky Nolasco
5.13 4-8 93
Team: LA AngelsHt / Wt: 6-2 / 215 NFBC ADP: 446.12
Position: SPBorn: 12/13/1982 Birthplace: Corona, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 4th Round by Cubs (2001)

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Sep. 28 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Nolasco allowed only one unearned in eight innings of the Angels' 8-1 win over the A's on Tuesday.
Analysis: Nolasco had struggled in his first five starts for the Angels but improved to 4-2 with a 1.47 ERA in his last six starts.
Sep. 18 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Nolasco (6-15) tossed six shutout innings as the Angels ended a five-game losing streak on Saturday.
Analysis: It was Nolasco's first win against Toronto and he has now recorded wins over every major league team but two - the Marlins and Indians.
Sep. 7 9:47 PM PT10:47 PM MT11:47 PM CT12:47 AM ET0:47 ET4:47 GMT12:47 9:47 PM MST11:47 PM EST12:17 AM VEN8:47 UAE11:47 PM CT-Nolasco took a perfect game into the sixth inning of Tuesday's start in Oakland, but allowed the first three runners to reach in the eighth - all who later scored - to be stuck with a tough 3-2 defeat.
Analysis: On the positive side, Nolasco has now turned in back-to-back strong starts after tossing a four-hit shutout against Cincinnati on Wednesday. That's his only victory since the All-Star break, though. Nolasco's next start comes Monday at home against Seattle, a team he defeated with six innings of two-run ball with the Twins on May 29.
Sep. 1 10:46 AM PT11:46 AM MT12:46 PM CT1:46 PM ET13:46 ET17:46 GMT1:46 10:46 AM MST12:46 PM EST1:16 PM VEN21:46 UAE12:46 PM CT-Nolasco pitched a four-hitter for his fifth career shutout and first victory for the Angels in a 3-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday night.
Analysis: Nolasco, who walked none and struck out seven on Wednesday, had gone winless with a 5.70 ERA in his first five starts for the Angels, who acquired the native of nearby Corona, California, from Minnesota at the trade deadline.
Aug. 5 10:15 AM PT11:15 AM MT12:15 PM CT1:15 PM ET13:15 ET17:15 GMT1:15 10:15 AM MST12:15 PM EST12:45 PM VEN21:15 UAE12:15 PM CT-Nolasco allowed five runs and six hits - including three homers - in Thursday's 10-inning loss to the A's.
Analysis: Nolasco has now alternated good and bad performances in his last four starts, allowing two runs over 14 innings in the two good ones but 11 runs in eight in the other two. He'll get the ball Wednesday against a Cubs team he is 7-2 with a 2.81 ERA lifetime against, but hasn't faced since 2013.
Aug. 1 1:44 PM PT2:44 PM MT3:44 PM CT4:44 PM ET16:44 ET20:44 GMT4:44 1:44 PM MST3:44 PM EST4:14 PM VEN0:44 UAE (+1)3:44 PM CT-The Angels acquired Nolasco and fellow right-hander Alex Meyer from the Twins on Monday for starting pitcher Hector Santiago and Double-A reliever Alan Busenitz.
Analysis: Nolasco went 15-22 with a 5.44 ERA for the Twins since signing a $49 million, four-year contract before the 2014 season. He's 4-8 with a 5.13 ERA in 21 starts this season.
July 30 11:02 AM PT12:02 PM MT1:02 PM CT2:02 PM ET14:02 ET18:02 GMT2:02 11:02 AM MST1:02 PM EST1:32 PM VEN22:02 UAE1:02 PM CT-Nolasco was brilliant for a season-high eight innings Friday, allowing one run and three hits with one walk and six strikeouts in a 12-inning win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Nolasco's best performance of the season may have come at a very good time for the Twins because he has been among the names rumored to be on the block with the trade deadline approaching. He's provided Minnesota with a quality start in four of his last five outings.
May 30 11:47 AM PT12:47 PM MT1:47 PM CT2:47 PM ET14:47 ET18:47 GMT2:47 11:47 AM MST1:47 PM EST2:17 PM VEN22:47 UAE1:47 PM CT-Nolasco allowed two runs on three hits over six innings and may have saved his rotation spot Sunday with the Twins.
Analysis: Nolasco rebounded from his worst start of the season his last time out. He lasted just 2 2/3 innings with six runs allowed on eight hits to the Kansas City Royals. Entering Sunday, Nolasco was carrying an 8.14 ERA in May.
Apr. 22 1:17 PM PT2:17 PM MT3:17 PM CT4:17 PM ET16:17 ET20:17 GMT4:17 1:17 PM MST3:17 PM EST3:47 PM VEN0:17 UAE (+1)3:17 PM CT-Nolasco picked up his first victory in Thursday's 8-1 win at Milwaukee.
Analysis: He held the Brewers to one run and five hits in 6 1-3 innings while walking one and striking out seven.
Apr. 11 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Nolasco had a fine first start Sunday, allowing one run and three hits over seven innings in a 4-3, 10-inning loss to Kansas City.
Analysis: Nolasco had to earn a spot in the rotation after going 5-2 with a 6.75 ERA last season.
Mar. 29 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-The Twins have finalized their 25-man regular season roster, making Nolasco their fifth starter. The Twins announced Tuesday they've optioned right-hander Tyler Duffey to Triple-A Rochester with left-hander Ryan O'Rourke. Left-hander Logan Darnell and right-hander Brandon Kintzler were reassigned to minor-league camp.
Analysis: Duffey, who was competing with Nolasco, went 5-1 with a 3.10 ERA in 10 starts as a rookie last year. Nolasco has a 5.64 ERA over his last two injury-affected seasons with the Twins. He'll follow Ervin Santana, Kyle Gibson, Phil Hughes and Tommy Milone in the rotation.

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