Angels starter Garrett Richards was dominant on Monday night from his first pitch to his last as he went the distance on a five-hit, complete-game shutout in a 5-0 Halos victory. The 122-pitch performance (76 for strikes) was Richards' second career complete game and his first career shutout.
Unfortunately for the Angels faithful, the team dropped its final three games of the cross-town series and will now look to end the mini-slide Friday night against the Boston Red Sox.
Prior to Scioscia—now is in his 15th season as the Angels manager—the longest tenure for any Halos skipper was nine seasons by Bill Rigney, who served as the team's very first manager from 1961 to 1969. Rigney is also second on the franchise wins list for a manager, albeit with an unappealing 625-707 record.
Scioscia's winning percentage of .546 is also the best in franchise history. And, with his 1,300 wins and .546 winning percentage, Scioscia is the 31st MLB manager to achieve 1,300 victories and only the 10th manager to have a .546 win percentage along with 1,300 wins.
Among active managers, Scioscia trails only former San Diego Padres and current San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy, who has 1,591 victories and counting.
Scioscia has won five American League West titles, with his career highlighted by a memorable World Series victory in 2002, when the Angels beat the Barry Bonds-led Giants in seven games.
Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.com unless otherwise noted.
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