Nolasco (4-8) was a tough-luck loser on Monday, allowing just one run over six innings against the Tigers. He allowed three hits, walked three and failed to strike out a batter. Nolasco's three walks and zero strikeouts aren't promising, but his one earned run was the fewest he'd allowed in a start since April 21. The veteran righty has not had a particularly strong season, posting a 5.02 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. His next start will come Saturday in Boston.
Nolasco gave up four runs (three earned) over six innings on nine hits with two strikeouts to improve to 4-7 in Saturday's win over the Rangers. It was a pretty typical outing for Nolasco as he didn't walk a batter (1.8 BB/9 this season) but also gave up nine hits (1.2 per IP). He's made all 18 starts in the first half and provides some innings for the Twins, but he's put his team in a position to win most games.
Nolasco gave up three runs over six innings with four strikeouts and three walks, but got a no-decision Monday against Oakland. Nolasco bounced back after giving up seven earned runs in his last start. He also ended a poor stretch (21 ER in 31 IP) to post his first quality start since June 18. While Nolasco gives up too many hits, he's not getting any help from his bullpen as they've given up multiple inherited runs to score in his last two starts.
Nolasco (3-6) gave up nine hits, seven earned runs and a walk over 5.2 innings in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the White Sox. He struck out five. The veteran righty was largely derailed by the long ball once again, giving up bombs to Brett Lawrie, Tyler Saladino and Todd Frazier. Nolasco managed to notch first-pitch strikes on 19 of the 27 batters he faced but was otherwise mostly ineffective. After a late May-mid-June stretch that saw him post quality starts in four of five trips to the mound, the 33-year-old's performance has started to deteriorate once again. Over his last two starts, Nolasco has given up 19 hits and 11 earned runs, including four homers, over 12.1 innings. He'll look to rebound against Oakland next Monday.
Nolasco (3-5) lasted 6.2 innings in Thursday's loss to the Phillies. He allowed four runs, 10 hits and four walks while striking out one. The veteran drew a perfect opportunity to become the Twins first pitcher with four wins, but struggled to command his pitches. Nolasco's four walks were a season high, and his one strikeout was a season low. He was only able to garner seven swinging strikes while missing the zone on 41 percent of his pitches. He'll look to rebound Tuesday when he toes the rubber against the White Sox.