|Apr. 28 9:23 AM PT10:23 AM MT11:23 AM CT12:23 PM ET12:23 ET16:23 GMT0:23 9:23 AM MST11:23 AM EST11:53 AM VEN20:23 UAE11:23 AM CT-Ricky Nolasco improved to 2-2, allowing one run on three hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 2-1 on Thursday. Nolasco struck out four, ending the game with a 4.13 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Nolasco had eight days between starts to work on mechanical issues and it paid off. ''They were much-needed (days off) to get back on schedule," he said. ''Just cleaning up some things on the front leg with my leg and overall mechanics. Everything felt good.'' Nolasco has allowed two earned runs or fewer in three of his past four starts, though he has yet to last past the sixth inning through five outings.
|Apr. 13 6:18 PM PT7:18 PM MT8:18 PM CT9:18 PM ET21:18 ET1:18 GMT9:18 6:18 PM MST8:18 PM EST8:48 PM VEN5:18 UAE (+1)8:18 PM CT-Nolasco lost to the Rangers on Thursday after struggling through five innings, making 97 pitches and giving up five runs and eight hits. He struck out seven and walked none.
Analysis: Nolasco served up two more homers, pushing his total to five as he fell to 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA through three starts. "He's got to get back to basics, and he will," manager Mike Scioscia said.
|Apr. 9 8:28 AM PT9:28 AM MT10:28 AM CT11:28 AM ET11:28 ET15:28 GMT23:28 8:28 AM MST10:28 AM EST10:58 AM VEN19:28 UAE10:28 AM CT-Nolasco pitched well despite not receiving a decision in Saturday's win over Seattle. The right-hander yielded just two runs and four hits while striking out six over six innings.
Analysis: Nolasco has benefited from last summer's trade to Anaheim, as he's posted a solid 3.25 ERA in eight starts at Angel Stadium since the swap. His next start will come on the road, though, when the Halos visit Kansas City on Friday.
|Apr. 4 8:09 AM PT9:09 AM MT10:09 AM CT11:09 AM ET11:09 ET15:09 GMT23:09 8:09 AM MST10:09 AM EST10:39 AM VEN19:09 UAE10:09 AM CT-Nolasco allowed three runs and two homers in 5 2-3 innings while taking the loss in the Angels' 4-2 defeat at Oakland.
Analysis: Nolasco lost a career-high 14 decisions last season so he picked up where he left off.