Patrick Sandoval


Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Strikes out nine in win

Sandoval (2-2) allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out nine in 5.2 innings. He earned the win Saturday versus Detroit. Sandoval got into a bit of trouble in the sixth inning, and southpaw was pulled with two outs in the frame as Detroit had a sequence of four right-handed hitters due up. He has yet to allow more than two earned runs in a start this season. The southpaw has a 3.69 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 40:15 K:BB across 39 innings. He's now started his last six appearances -- it appears Sandoval has solidified a spot in the rotation. He projects to face Tampa Bay next weekend.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Tosses quality start in win

Sandoval (1-2) got the win over the Diamondbacks on Sunday after allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while striking out four over six innings. Sandoval put together his second straight quality start and actually picked up the win as opposed to his last time out. He allowed the Diamondbacks to get on the board in the fourth on an RBI single by Pavin Smith and then was eventually pulled after walking two batters to begin the seventh, one of which would come around to score for his second earned run of the day. His changeup was super effective, as he generated 10 of his 13 whiffs with the offspeed pitch. The 24-year-old now owns a 3.51 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 31:13 K:BB over 33.1 innings and has a another favorable matchup coming up this week against the Tigers.

Angels bullpen and offense spoil great outing from Patrick Sandoval

If you were to guess which pitcher had the most swings and misses in a start this season, who would your first guess be? Jacob deGrom? Gerrit Cole? Those would be great guesses. But they’d be wrong. The correct answer would be Patrick Sandoval. On Sunday, he had 32 whiffs,...
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LA Angels: Is Patrick Sandoval ready to be a full-time starter?

For much of the 2021 season, Shohei Ohtani has been the bedrock of the LA Angels starting rotation. Sure, Alex Cobb has started to heat up recently after stumbling out of the gate, but for the most part, the rest of the rotation has suffered some incredibly tough luck. As a result, it’s been inconsistent at best and downright awful at worst.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Takes loss despite quality start

Sandoval (0-2) allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while striking out 10 across six innings, taking the loss Sunday to the Mariners. Sandoval surrendered a home run by Donovan Walton to lead off the third inning. Prior to his ten strikeout performance, Sandoval only totaled four punchouts twice. The 24-year-old has a 3.95 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP with 27 strikeouts in 27.1 innings. He has posted a quality start in his last three outings. The Angels have rocked a six-man rotation at times and Sandoval has been in and out of the rotation.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Joining rotation

Manager Joe Maddon said Sandoval would join the Angels rotation after Jose Quintana (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day injured list Monday, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. Sandoval has previously made three starts for Los Angeles this season, including one last Thursday against Oakland. The young southpaw...

Shohei Ohtani scratched from start on Thursday; Patrick Sandoval to pitch

Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani has been scratched from Thursday's start against the Oakland Athletics. It's unclear what exactly has happened - the team hasn't officially announced details - but Ohtani will not take the bump against the A's on Thursday. Patrick Sandoval will instead earn the start to begin the divisional series.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: New Thursday starter

Sandoval will replace Shohei Ohtani as the starting pitcher for Thursday's game against the Athletics, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Registerreports. Ohtani was scratched from the start a little over an hour before the game was set to begin. The decision is reportedly not injury related, so this may turn out to be only a spot start for Sandoval. Through 16.1 innings this season, he has posted a 4.96 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with a 13:8 K:BB.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Throws five shutout innings

Sandoval allowed five hits and two walks with four strikeouts over five shutout innings in Thursday's loss to Oakland. He did not factor in the decision. Sandoval was called upon for a spot start after Shohei Ohtani experienced transportation issues that would have affected his usual game-day routine. The 24-year-old Sandoval performed excellently on short notice, but Oakland's Chris Bassitt was better with a two-hit shutout Thursday. Through six games (three starts), Sandoval has a 3.80 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, and 17:10 K:BB across 21.1 innings. He'll likely fill a multi-inning relief role going forward.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Allows two runs in five innings

Sandoval (0-1) went five innings and took the loss in Saturday's 6-2 defeat to Oakland, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Both of Sandoval's runs allowed came at the expense of Mark Canha, but otherwise the righty performed admirably. The five innings was his longest outing of the season and he's allowed two runs or less in four of five outings, though a 4.96 ERA shows there's room for growth.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Starting vs. Oakland

Sandoval is starting Saturday's game against the Athletics. The 24-year-old southpaw is a starter by trade, but he has also worked out of the bullpen at times for the Angels over the last three seasons. Through 63.2 career innings as a big-league starter, Sandoval has a 5.80 ERA, 1.49 WHIP and 54:29 K:BB -- his 4.18 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 23.2 innings as a reliever are more promising. The Angels have been working with a six-man rotation all season, and Sandoval represents a seventh starting option, so it is unclear if this outing will just buy everyone else some extra rest or if he has a shot at displacing someone else in the rotation.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Goes four inning in no-decision

Sandoval allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over four innings in Monday's win over Cleveland. He struck out two and did not factor in the decision. Sandoval got off to a rough start, serving up a solo homer to Cesar Hernandez on the first pitch of the game. He later coughed up an RBI single to Jose Ramirez in the third. The 6-foot-3 southpaw is sporting a 5.56 ERA across 11.1 frames this season. Sandoval could move back to the bullpen before he gets another chance at starting.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Named Monday's starter

Sandoval will start for the Angels against Cleveland on Monday, Rhett Bollinger of reports. The southpaw will take the ball as a starter for the first time in 2021 with Alex Cobb still battling a blister issue. Andrew Heaney and Shohei Ohtani will follow Sandoval on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively. Sandoval's longest outing in the majors this year is 3.1 innings, so it's a long shot to think he could factor into the decision Monday, although it's not completely out of the question.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Earns unconventional save

Sandoval pitched the final 3.1 innings of the game to earn the save, allowing one earned run on two hits and two walks while striking out three in the win over the Dodgers on Friday. Sandoval picked up the unusual three-inning save in the blowout win over the Dodgers. It's...

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: Fails to crack Opening Day roster

Sandoval was optioned to Triple-A Salt Lake by the Angels on Wednesday. The 24-year-old was competing for a bullpen spot but was unable to show enough during spring training to earn the role. Sandoval had a 5.65 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 33:12 K:BB over 36.2 innings last season for the Angels.

Angels' Patrick Sandoval: In running for bullpen role

Sandoval is among a group of pitchers vying for a spot on the Opening Day roster in a relief role, Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times reports. The Angels are dealing with a number of injury concerns in the bullpen, potentially opening the door for Sandoval -- or another pitcher currently on the roster bubble -- to secure a spot on the Opening Day roster. Sandoval has been used as a starter in 15 of his 19 big-league appearances, but with the team's starting rotation essentially set, his best path to major-league innings early in the campaign is likely out of the bullpen. Sandoval has struggled with his control this spring, yielding eight walks in 10 innings, but he has also struck out 13 and given up only five hits.
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Angels pitchers Alex Cobb and Patrick Sandoval continue to impress

GOODYEAR, Ariz. — The Angels defeated the Cleveland Indians 4-2 Wednesday in a Cactus League game shortened to 7½ innings. ON THE MOUND: Alex Cobb, making his second spring start, looked sharp over three-plus innings, giving up one run and two hits, striking out four and walking one, his two-seam fastball hitting 93-94 mph, a tick above the 92.5 mph he averaged last season. “The fastball life feels great right now, and I think it’s going to make all the off-speed pitches play a lot better, which is the recipe for success,” Cobb said. Left-hander Patrick Sandoval yielded two hits and struck out four in three innings and has thrown six scoreless innings with nine strikeouts and five walks this spring.
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LA Angels: What role will Patrick Sandoval have this season?

Whether he is used as a reliever or a starter, Patrick Sandoval could play a crucial role for the Angels this season. In his most recent outing, Sandoval allowed two hits while walking one and striking out four batters in a 4-2 win over Cleveland on Wednesday. The left-hander has totaled six innings while giving up two hits with five walks and nine strikeouts in three spring training games.