On Thursday, during the Padres’ off day, after they’d finished off a sweep of the NL East leading Braves, I started reading some Twitter musings about how few games back the Padres were from first place and how close contention actually was for this team. So I tweeted this:
Negative Nancy tweet: let's see the Padres get over .500 before we wonder if they are possible contenders...
The Padres defeated Arizona yesterday (4-1) to complete consecutive sweeps at home against first place teams. Clayton Richard pitched for his career yesterday and got the win in 8 fantastic innings of work moving the team to 35-34 . . . which is amazing! The Padres head to San Francisco to begin a series today.
Blanks’ blast gives Padres 6th straight win – Scott Bair...
The Padres 17-inning outlasting of Toronto last Friday was made possible by many things, including Clayton Richard’s pitching. He threw the final two innings in relief and got the win very early Saturday morning. Richard threw only 26 pitches, but it would have been fool-hardy to ask him to turn around 18 hours later and start, so the Padres called up Robbie Erlin.
Remember when Clayton Richard had potential? I mean, not potential all-star potential, but solid middle of the rotation starter potential? I remember it like it was 3 years ago. It was 3 years ago.
In 2010, Richard threw 200 innings for the first time. It was also the last time he struck out more 5 batters per 9 innings. That year Richard struck out nearly 7 per 9, gave up home runs...
Clayton Richard earned his first win of the season by pitching two innings in relief and Jesus Guzman singled home the winning run with two outs in the 17th to give the San Diego Padres a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays early Saturday.
Richard (1-5), who had been scheduled to start Saturday night, came on to start the 16th. He came in 0-5 with an 8.35 ERA in seven starts...
The San Diego Padres placed winless left-hander Clayton Richard on the 15-day disabled list Sunday with an intestinal virus and activated right-hander Tyson Ross.
Manager Bud Black said Richard has lost 12 pounds since getting sick during a series at San Francisco two weekends ago, although he's started to gain it back.
The move came a day after Richard fell to 0-4 with an...
Via AP on Fox
May 05, 2013
Chase Headley says talks regarding a potential contract extension to stay in San Diego were becoming a distraction, so he's decided to wait until the offseason to focus on the negotiations. He hasn't seemed too distracted at the plate, though.
The Padres seeks a sixth consecutive home victory Saturday night when they take on the Diamondbacks, who have lost four straight...
San Diego Padres left-hander Clayton Richard has been scratched from his scheduled start Saturday night against the San Francisco Giants after he came down with a stomach virus.
Manager Bud Black says Richard began vomiting after he woke up Saturday morning and has no energy. Andrew Cashner was called upon to make a spot start after serving in long relief.
If he is healthy in a...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2013
Mixed-league roto owners, looking for a waiver-wire pitcher before Wednesday's full slate of games?
Here's my free-agent choice (citing most 12-team leagues) for one day of fantasy stardom:
Clayton Richard, Padres (@ Mets)
1. From a splits perspective last year, Richard posted two months of 20-plus strikeouts and two months of a sub-2.50 ERA.
2. Richard (14-14, 3.99...
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After a flurry of signings last week the Padres had two remaining players unsigned for 2012, starting pitchers Clayton Richard and Dustin Moseley. Today the Padres were able to agree to terms with Clayton Richard on a one year contract. Bernie Wilson of the AP tweeted:
"#Padres LHP Clayton Richard agrees to $2,705,000 contract to avoid arbitration."