The man might as well carry a bell with him to the field and let it ring for all to hear. Ricky Nolasco’s presence on a major league mound this season has steadily sounded a death knell.
Shortly after the Angels’ right-hander started Friday night at Angel Stadium, the game’s outcome was all but certified. Nolasco gave up five runs in 15 minutes to the Boston Red Sox. The remaining three hours mostly served to pad Chris Sale’s strikeout statistics and prolong the inevitable in the Angels’ 6-2 defeat.
“You can’t do nothing but wear it,” Nolasco said. “Down 5-0 with Chris Sale, that’s not good at all.”
When Nolasco has started for the Angels this season, they have won...