RP - LAA
Angels former closer Hansel Robles pitched 1.2 innings of middle relief during Tuesday night's 7-1 loss to the Rangers. Robles was charged with one earned run while giving up two hits, one walk, and adding one strikeout.
As an illustration of just how awful Robles has been in 2020, tonight's performance actually lowered his season ERA by a full run, from 13.09 to 12.08. After saving 23 games for the Angels in 2019 with a 2.48 ERA, Robles has been one of the worst relievers in baseball this season.
Hansel Robles pitched 0.2 innings and allowed one hit and one walk over 16 pitches in Wednesday's loss to the Mariners.
Robles was brought in in the ninth inning but after giving up a couple of bases he was pulled for Hoby Milner. Robles officially lost his closer role and his 18.69 ERA should be enough reason for owners to drop him.
Hansel Robles is no longer the primary closer for the Angels, according to manager Joe Maddon.
Maddon said that the Angels will go "closer by committee." Robles was passed on for the save opportunity Tuesday night; it was Ty Buttrey who converted the four-out save. Robles has allowed nine earned runs in 3.2 innings this season.
Robles pitched 0.1 innings and allowed four earned runs, two hits, and two walks in Thursday's 8-5 loss to the Mariners.
Robles came into Thursday's ninth inning with the hopes of keeping the game close but was lit up for four runs. Robles should retain the closing pitcher duties but he's struggled lately, allowing seven runs over his last 2.2 innings pitched.
Angels manager Joe Maddon told reporters that it's a "safe bet" to expect Hansel Robles to be the team's closer to start the 2020 season.
Robles was solid in the role last season, posting 23 saves and an ERA and WHIP of 2.48 and 1.018 while striking out over a batter per inning in 71 appearances spanning 72 1/3 innings. He's currently ranked inside the top-200 players as the RP20 in our expert consensus rankings.