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Orange County Register Aug 21, 2016
Final: Nolasco loses third game in four starts as Yankees win, 5-1

Final: Nolasco loses third game in four starts as Yankees win, 5-1

ANAHEIM – A day after Angels owner Arte Moreno cited a lack of pitching in defense of Manager Mike Scioscia’s role in the team’s dip 20 games below .500, Ricky Nolasco didn’t debunk the argument. The trade deadline acquisition, who Moreno...
Orange County Register Aug 20, 2016
On deck: Yankees at Angels, Saturday, 6 p.m.

On deck: Yankees at Angels, Saturday, 6 p.m.

Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West Did you know? Yankees starter Luis Cessa was 9 years old when Angels starter Ricky Nolasco was drafted. THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (4-10, 5.13) Vs. Yankees: 1-1, 5.40 At Angel Stadium: 1-2, 6.56...
Halos Heaven Aug 16, 2016

This losing streak goes to 11: Mariners beat Angels 3-2, season can get none more black

Angels 2 Mariners 3 A Nick Buss ground-rule double. A late, solo homer from Mike Trout. Those were the only time the Angels were able to get to Felix Hernandez. Mike Trout hitting bombs off of King Felix is pretty much a given, but the rest of the team retreating into their own shells and leaving the starting pitching (this time Ricky Nolasco) is also pretty much a given. Nolasco put forth a good effort in what was ultimately a soft-core duel, going 5.1 innings, only giving up three runs but it was done on eight hits, kinda on the high side. Meanwhile, Hernandez was doing his normal...
U.S.S. Mariner Aug 15, 2016

Game 117, Mariners at Angels

Felix Hernandez vs. Ricky Nolasco, 7:05pm A splendid Felix Day to you all! Tonight, the M’s face off with ex-Twins hurler Ricky Nolasco, traded to Anaheim in something of an odd deadline deal that sent Hector Santiago to Minnesota. We’ve talked a lot on this blog about pitchers that for whatever reason consistently “beat” their This post came from: U.S.S. Mariner, and is copyright by the authors. This RSS feed is intended for the personal use of readers and not, for instance, spam blogs.Game 117, Mariners at Angels
Halos Heaven Aug 10, 2016

Cubs are totally rude, don’t let the Angels ever win any games or score runs

Angels 1 Cubs 3 One more game against the Cubs, a team that had, thus far, totally pwned the Halos this season. We expected more of that in this little Chicago trip, and that’s what we got. The Angels were going with Ricky Nolasco on the bump tonight, because why not? Also, they literally have no other options. But Tobasco Nolasco, or whatever it is we call this dude, was actually competent-to-extremely-competent out there. He pitched 6.0 innings, gave up six hits and two runs. The first was from an Anthony Rizzo RBI single in the third, and then in the fifth, Dexter Fowler would...
On deck: Angels at Cubs, Wednesday, 5 p.m.

On deck: Angels at Cubs, Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Where: Wrigley Field TV: Fox Sports West Did you know? Ricky Nolasco was originally drafted by the Cubs in 2001. They traded him to the Marlins before he reached the majors. THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (4-8, 5.23) Vs. Cubs: 7-2, 2.81 At...
Halos Heaven Aug 5, 2016

WeekEnd HaloLinks: Nolasco a Tobasco Fiasco

Ricky Nolasco had his Anaheim Halo coming out party yesterday afternoon. It was an early start, so by the time you picked up the game you probably missed the Choi-cest moments. I really needed to see that game yesterday in person, or on TV. Runs early, runs late, and fairly quiet in between. I've watched the video highlights and it wasn't a summertime shadows thing. Ji-Man Choi and Ricky Nolasco started out the early innings in a fierce battle, with Choice driving in run after run by slamming home runs, only to watch Ricky Nolasco give those runs back by allowing home run after home run....

VIDEO: A's use solo homers to got up in the third

The A's hit solo homers in the first and third innings to take a 2-1 over the Angels. Max Muncy and Ryon Healy each homerd off of newly aqcuired Angel Ricky Nolasco. Nolasco was sent to the Angels along with former top-100 prospect Alex Meyer in the...
On deck: Athletics at Angels, Thursday, 4 p.m.

On deck: Athletics at Angels, Thursday, 4 p.m.

Where: Angel Stadium TV: Fox Sports West Did you know? Ricky Nolasco has quality starts in four of his past five outings. THE PITCHERS ANGELS RHP RICKY NOLASCO (5-11, 4.17) Vs. Athletics: 2-1, 3.33 At Angel Stadium: 1-1, 6.75 Hates to face: Billy...
Twinkie Town Aug 3, 2016

The intrigue of Hector Santiago

One of the newest Twins is also suddenly one of the most interesting. I hinted at this a little bit when I originally wrote my post of the Twins acquiring Hector Santiago for Ricky Nolasco (among others on both ends of the trade) but Santiago is an intriguing player. As I said before, a big part of that comes from him being almost the polar opposite of Nolasco as a pitcher when it comes to his approach. This post is going to go more in-depth with what I meant. With Nolasco, he was a classic junkballer. Sure, he threw fastballs 47% of the time, but those were split up between 4-seamers...
Alexander: Angels' Ricky Nolasco returns to Southern California, gets second chance

Alexander: Angels' Ricky Nolasco returns to Southern California, gets second chance

ANAHEIM – The last time Ricky Nolasco was traded in midseason to a team within driving distance of his Inland Empire roots, he was a valued piece of a pennant-race puzzle. This time, he was a throw-in. Amazing what 21/2 seasons of struggle, and a...
Mike Scioscia: Angels not waving white flag on 2016 season

Mike Scioscia: Angels not waving white flag on 2016 season

ANAHEIM – Ricky Nolasco happily reported to the Angels on Tuesday. But it was the pitcher acquired from the Minnesota Twins who didn’t join the major league club who Manager Mike Scioscia was raving about. Alex Meyer, 26, a 2011 first-round draft...
Twinkie Town Aug 2, 2016

Grading the Twins’ deadline moves (and non-moves)

The Twins were busy at the non-waiver trade deadline this year, but were they good? Now that it’s been a little over 24 hours since MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline, it’s time to sit down and review the Twins’ performance. The Twins made three deals, sending off Eduardo Nunez, Fernando Abad, Alex Meyer and Ricky Nolasco, and got four pitchers in return. The Twins left some chips on the table and some fans were mad there weren’t more moves, but 2016 was still the busiest the team has been at the trade deadline in at least ten years. The Twins have had a history of being active on...
Halos Heaven Aug 2, 2016

Series Preview: Athletics @ Angels (Return of the Cellar Dwellers)

Newly acquired Ricky Nolasco will (probably) be making his Halo debut Only 3 out of the 6 pitchers have been named for this series, so I'll update this article as starters are announced.  It's likely we'll see Ricky Nolasco pitch in game 2 or 3 since he last pitched on July 29th and Tuesday would be time for his next scheduled start. The Angels are 6-4 against the A's this year, but lost the last 4 game series in Oakland.  Both of these teams have spent time in the cellar this season, a place they currently share.   As the 80s film once said: "There can be only one."  Both of these...
Halos Heaven Aug 2, 2016

Breaking down the Hector Santiago trade

In the end, it was more about taking a chance with former top prospect, Alex Meyer Perhaps the biggest trade made by the Angels before this year's trade deadline was that of Hector Santiago going to the Twins for Ricky Nolasco. The Angels also traded Joe Smith for 20-year-old Jesus Castillo from the Cubs, but the trade of Smith, whose contract expires at the end of this season, was hardly unexpected. Santiago on the other hand was controllable through the end of next year, though was eligible for salary arbitration after this season.  Santiago had been hot and over the month of July his...

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