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September 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - When the Dodgers won the National League West title last week, Hanley Ramirez and Ricky Nolasco shared a champagne-soaked embrace. "Finally," Ramirez told Nolasco. "We're going to the playoffs. " Ramirez and Nolasco's previous seasons together all ended in disappointment. For six-plus years, they were teammates on the Marlins, who were crippled season after season by frugal owner Jeffrey Loria. BOX SCORE: San Francisco 6, Dodgers 4 Ramirez earned his escape from baseball purgatory last year, when the Marlins dumped his salary on the Dodgers.
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December 27, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
RICKY NOLASCO , 31, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 13-11, 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, .255 opponent batting average, 7.4 strikeouts per inning pitched (8-3, 3.52, 1.20 WHIP, .247, 7.8 as a Dodger). Contract status: A free agent, signed a four-year, $49-million contract with the Twins. The good: After coming over from the Marlins on July 6, the Rialto native got off to a roaring start as a Dodger. He went 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA in his first 12 starts, holding opponents to a .213 batting average.
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October 6, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Ricky Nolasco said he would not object if the Dodgers take the ball out of his hands and give it to Clayton Kershaw for Game 4 of the National League Division Series. "This isn't about me," Nolasco said. "This is about the team. " Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Nolasco is the Game 4 starter "right now. " If the Dodgers lose Game 3 on Sunday night, they would face elimination in Game 4. The Dodgers could be reluctant to risk elimination without using Kershaw, the probable National League Cy Young winner.
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December 4, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Ricky Nolasco, thanks for the memories. They were short and sweet, aside from that ending. Nolasco, the right-hander from Rialto, officially signed with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, ending his half-season career as a Dodger. Nolasco, who turns 31 on Dec. 13, wanted a five-year deal and the Dodgers weren't interested in that kind of commitment, which is perfectly understandable. He ended up signing for four years with the Twins for a guaranteed $49 million. If he pitches 400 innings in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the contract vests for another year at $13 million.
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December 27, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
RICKY NOLASCO , 31, starting pitcher Final 2013 stats: 13-11, 3.70 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, .255 opponent batting average, 7.4 strikeouts per inning pitched (8-3, 3.52, 1.20 WHIP, .247, 7.8 as a Dodger). Contract status: A free agent, signed a four-year, $49-million contract with the Twins. The good: After coming over from the Marlins on July 6, the Rialto native got off to a roaring start as a Dodger. He went 8-1 with a 2.07 ERA in his first 12 starts, holding opponents to a .213 batting average.
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December 4, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Ricky Nolasco, thanks for the memories. They were short and sweet, aside from that ending. Nolasco, the right-hander from Rialto, officially signed with the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday, ending his half-season career as a Dodger. Nolasco, who turns 31 on Dec. 13, wanted a five-year deal and the Dodgers weren't interested in that kind of commitment, which is perfectly understandable. He ended up signing for four years with the Twins for a guaranteed $49 million. If he pitches 400 innings in the 2016 and 2017 seasons, the contract vests for another year at $13 million.
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August 19, 2009 | Associated Press
Ricky Nolasco struck out 10 in his second complete game of the season and the Florida Marlins had 10 hits for the 14th consecutive game in a 6-2 win Tuesday night over the Houston Astros. Dan Uggla, Jorge Cantu and Jeremy Hermida hit solo homers for the Marlins, who've won nine of 11. Florida's streak of 10-hit games is the longest since the 1937 St. Louis Browns reached the total in 15 straight, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Nolasco (9-8) retired 23 in a row after Carlos Lee's two-run homer in the first inning.
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May 27, 2012 | By Bill Shaikin
Ricky Nolasco etched his name in the record book of the Miami Marlins last week passing Dontrelle Willis to become the Marlins' all-time leader in victories. He tops a list on which Josh Johnson ranks third, A.J. Burnett fourth and Brad Penny fifth. Nolasco doesn't quite evoke the emotion of, say, Bob Gibson or Warren Spahn. Then again, the Marlins have only been in business since 1993. Here's a look at the winningest pitcher in the history of each current major league franchise in order of victories: Team: Pitcher, Wins Twins/Senators: Walter Johnson, 417 Giants: Christy Mathewson, 372 Braves: Warren Spahn, 356 Athletics: Eddie Plank, 284 Orioles: Jim Palmer, 268 Indians: Bob Feller, 266 White Sox: Ted Lyons, 260 Cardinals: Bob Gibson, 251 Phillies: Steve Carlton, 241 Yankees: Whitey Ford, 236 Dodgers: Don Sutton, 233 Tigers: Hooks Dauss, 223 Pirates: Wilbur Cooper, 202 Cubs: Charlie Root, 201 Mets: Tom Seaver, 198 Red Sox: Roger Clemens and Cy Young, 192 Reds: Eppa Rixey, 179 Blue Jays: Dave Stieb, 175 Royals: Paul Splittorff, 166 Angels: Chuck Finley, 165 Nationals/Expos: Steve Rogers, 158 Mariners: Jamie Moyer, 145 Astros: Joe Niekro, 144 Rangers: Charlie Hough, 139 Diamondbacks: Randy Johnson, 118 Brewers: Jim Slaton, 117 Padres: Eric Show, 100 Rays: James Shields,...
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August 25, 2008 | From the Associated Press
PHOENIX -- Ricky Nolasco has been nearly untouchable lately, and he's not talking about it. "I don't say anything," the Florida pitcher said after a 5-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. "I let my actions speak." Nolasco (13-7) gave up three hits and struck out 10 over 7 1/3 innings, and Josh Willingham went three for four with a home run and two runs batted in to help the Marlins take two of three from the National League West leaders. Florida moved within five games of the first-place New York Mets in the NL East.
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July 6, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Dodgers reinforced their rotation Saturday, acquiring Ricky Nolasco from the Miami Marlins in exchange for three minor league pitchers. In addition to Nolasco, the Dodgers received an international signing bonus slot worth $197,000. The Dodgers can now spend about $2.5 million on international amateur players without being penalized. Nolasco, 30, is a native of Corona who attended Rialto High. He made 18 starts for the Marlins this year and went 5-8 with a 3.85 earned-run average.
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October 15, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Monday's win in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series didn't change Dodger Manager Don Mattingly's mind about who will pitch in Game 4 on Tuesday: Right-hander Ricky Nolasco, who was passed over in the Division Series with Atlanta, will get the ball Tuesday night against the St. Louis Cardinals. "Well, to be really honest, we've put Ricky in; it's not a great spot for Ricky. He hasn't pitched in a while," Mattingly said of Nolasco, whose last appearance was Sept. 29. "Ricky's competitive, and he's worked hard in here to try to stay sharp.  We'll just be keeping an eye on him and see where he's at and try to manage the game as it tells us what to do. " If the Dodgers had lost Monday, Game 4 would have been a potential elimination game and there was speculation Mattingly would have gone to ace right-hander Zack Greinke on short rest.
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October 14, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
Zack Greinke could pitch Game 4 of the National League Championship Series on three days' rest. Before the game Monday, Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said the results that night could alter the Dodgers' rotation. After the Dodgers' 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 3, Mattingly said Ricky Nolasco remained scheduled to pitch Tuesday. But Mattingly qualified his statement, adding, "For now. " For what it's worth, Greinke is scheduled to speak at a Tuesday afternoon news conference in a time slot reserved for the next day's starting pitcher.
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October 7, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers plan to start veteran right-hander Ricky Nolasco - and not ace left-hander Clayton Kershaw - in Game 4 of the National League division series on Monday, Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt told The Times. The Dodgers had considered using Kershaw on short rest if they faced elimination Monday. However, after the 13-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, Honeycutt said the team would not risk using its ace Monday. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 13, Braves 6 Kershaw has never pitched on short rest.
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October 6, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
Ricky Nolasco said he would not object if the Dodgers take the ball out of his hands and give it to Clayton Kershaw for Game 4 of the National League Division Series. "This isn't about me," Nolasco said. "This is about the team. " Dodgers Manager Don Mattingly said Sunday that Nolasco is the Game 4 starter "right now. " If the Dodgers lose Game 3 on Sunday night, they would face elimination in Game 4. The Dodgers could be reluctant to risk elimination without using Kershaw, the probable National League Cy Young winner.
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October 2, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
The Dodgers are going to play the waiting game in announcing their playoff roster -- it's due by 10 a.m. Thursday -- but at least they've gotten around to naming their rotation. Manager Don Mattingly announced in Atlanta on Wednesday that Hyun-Jin Ryu would start Game 3 Sunday in Los Angeles and Ricky Nolasco Game 4 on Monday at Dodger Stadium. Times for the games have yet to be announced, though TBS -- which will broadcast Game 3 -- has a 5:37 p.m. start listed on its website.
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October 2, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
ATLANTA -- Ricky Nolasco is scheduled to start for the Dodgers in Game 4 of the National League division series against Atlanta - for now. Manager Don Mattingly said the Dodgers' rotation plans are subject to change depending on what happens in the first three games of the series, which will be started by Clayton Kershaw , followed by Zack Greinke and Hyun-Jin Ryu . Nolasco could be used as a long reliever in one of the...
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September 3, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
Starting pitching continues to drive the Dodgers on one of the great runs in baseball history. They won again Tuesday, downing the Colorado Rockies, 7-4, at Coors field for their sixth consecutive victory. The Dodgers have had nine winning streaks of at least four games since they turned their season around June 22 -- that explains their 53-13 stretch. And the one consistent factor through all that has been the starting pitchers. Tuesday it was Ricky Nolasco's turn. BOX SCORE: Dodgers 7, Rockies 4 He went six strong innings, pushing his personal scoreless inning streak to 20 before surrendering a run in the fifth.
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July 16, 2013 | By Kevin Baxter
Ricky Nolasco, the Dodgers' newest pitcher, started the team's last game before the All-Star break. And he's scheduled to start the team's first game after the All-Star break Friday, when he's expected to match up with Washington's Stephen Strasburg. That's far from the toughest pitching matchup he's faced though. One spring early in his career Nolasco started against his brother Dave. And while the emotion of that game lives on, the results have been largely lost to time. "I think we won," guessed Dave Nolasco, who is 3½ years older than his brother.
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September 25, 2013 | By Steve Dilbeck
This is supposed to be the week the Dodgers answer final questions before starting the postseason, not come up with new ones. Yet right-hander Ricky Nolasco had to leave them wondering exactly where he is right now after the Dodgers' 6-4 loss Wednesday to the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. On the same day the Dodgers faced the possibility of starting the postseason without outfielder Andre Ethier, Nolasco went out and underperformed in his third consecutive outing. BOX SCORE: San Francisco 6, Dodgers 4 In his last three starts, Nolasco is 0-2 with a 12.75 earned-run average.
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September 25, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
SAN FRANCISCO - When the Dodgers won the National League West title last week, Hanley Ramirez and Ricky Nolasco shared a champagne-soaked embrace. "Finally," Ramirez told Nolasco. "We're going to the playoffs. " Ramirez and Nolasco's previous seasons together all ended in disappointment. For six-plus years, they were teammates on the Marlins, who were crippled season after season by frugal owner Jeffrey Loria. BOX SCORE: San Francisco 6, Dodgers 4 Ramirez earned his escape from baseball purgatory last year, when the Marlins dumped his salary on the Dodgers.
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