Clayton Richard struggled at Coors Field. He's pretty sure he would have been bad in any ballpark though.
In 5 1-3 innings, the Padres starter yielded eight runs on 10 hits, including six doubles and two homers, and the Colorado Rockies beat San Diego 8-4 Wednesday night.
''If I was pitching in San Diego,'' Richard said, ''it would have been a bad night the way I was throwing.''
Richard (1-1) gave up five runs in the second on five hits, all for extra-bases. The onslaught included a two-run double by Wilin Rosario, a two-run homer by Jonathan Herrera, a run-scoring double by Dexter Fowler. Michael Cuddyer hit a two-run homer in the fifth, and pitcher Juan Nicasio singled home a run in the sixth for his first RBI in the majors.
Richard came close to tying his career high of 11 hits. That dubious record was also set at Coors Field, on Sept. 15, 2010.
''In the second inning, he got the fastball up out over the plate,'' Padres manager Bud Black said. ''When you get the ball up out ...