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Clayton Richard | Starting Pitcher | #3

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (33) / 9/12/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 240
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Michigan
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 8 (0) / CWS
Contract: view contract details

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Clayton Richard pitched well in a no-decision against the Cubs on Monday, allowing two runs on five hits over 6 1/3 innings of work.
Richard walked three and struck out three on the night. He had allowed only a sacrifice fly to Anthony Rizzo before surrendering a solo homer to Willson Contreras prior to departing in the seventh. Richard will look to continue improving upon his 4.20 ERA and 1.41 WHIP when he squares off against the Tigers on Sunday. Jun 19 - 11:58 PM

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Clayton Richard allowed two earned runs, eight hits and two walks while striking out six batters over 8 2/3 innings in a win Tuesday against the Reds.

Padres manager Andy Green gave Richard a long leash and tried letting him finish for a complete game, but the veteran ran out of gas. Richard ended up tossing 127 pitches, 83 of them for strikes, while hitting a batter and throwing a wild pitch. His next scheduled start is set for Monday at the Cubs opposite Jon Lester. Richard hasn't won back-to-back starts since September 12-20, 2012.
Jun 14 - 2:43 AM

Clayton Richard couldn’t catch a break on Thursday, giving up six hits, four runs and a walk over five lackluster innings in a loss to the Diamondbacks.

He finished with five strikeouts while throwing 53 of his 77 pitches for strikes. Richard actually fared much better than the bullpen did as San Diego relievers coughed up 11 runs in only three innings after his departure. With that said, Richard certainly wasn’t sharp on Thursday, yielding two runs in the first inning before serving up a two-run homer to Chris Iannetta in the fifth. The loss drops Richard to 4-7 on the year. He’ll look to bounce back Tuesday against the Reds.
Jun 8 - 7:20 PM

Clayton Richard allowed four runs - three earned - and 10 hits with no walks over 5 2/3 innings in a win against the Rockies on Friday.

Richard has pitched better of late, going 2-1 with a 3.05 ERA over his past three outings, including wins in each of his starts at Petco Park. He has sliced a half of a run from his ERA during the span, lowering his number from 4.86 to 4.36 since May 16.
Jun 3 - 2:12 AM

Clayton Richard turned in a quality start but was saddled with a loss to the Nationals on Saturday.

He gave up three runs in six innings but saw his offense get shut out by Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals' bullpen. Richard gave up 10 base hits, including a two-run homer by Michael Taylor in the sixth inning. He falls to 3-6 with a mediocre 4.33 ERA and even worse 1.43 WHIP. He has 50 strikeouts in 68 2/3 innings spread over 11 starts.
May 27 - 7:56 PM

Clayton Richard was marvelous in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Diamondbacks, surrendering just one run on five hits while tossing a complete game.

Outside of a Chris Iannetta solo home run in the third inning, Richard kept the Diamondbacks off the scoreboard. He struck out six without walking a batter in the contest. While this was a very strong performance, consistency has not been Richard's forte of late. He has allowed at least five runs in three of his last six starts, but just four total runs in his other three outings combined over that period. On the whole, he holds a 4.31 ERA and 1.39 WHIP over the course of 10 starts. A tough home showdown with the Nationals awaits him next time he takes to the mound.
May 21 - 7:59 PM

Clayton Richard yielded a lone run over seven strong innings Thursday but settled for a no-decision against the Rangers.

Richard was brilliant, limiting the Texas club to just five hits and a walk over his seven-plus innings. A Mike Napoli solo homer followed by a Carlos Gomez single to lead off the eighth ended Richard's night, and he had to watch as closer Brandon Maurer imploded an inning later, depriving the 33-year-old of his third win of the year. Even so, it was arguably Richard's best turn since his season-opening dominance of the Dodgers, leaving him with a 4.34 ERA and 1.51 WHIP through eight starts. Richard will seek better results Tuesday against the high-powered Brewers.
May 11 - 11:30 PM

Clayton Richard surrendered five earned runs, seven hits and six walks over just five innings in a loss Saturday against the Dodgers.

Richard managed to throw just 55 of his 98 pitches for strikes as he struggled with his location all evening. The southpaw has coughed up at least four earned runs in four of his past six outings while walking 17 batters in 40 2/3 innings overall this season. The good news is he has yielded just one homer over his past four starts, but he needs to cut down on his hits allowed before he warrants any fantasy consideration outside of the deepest NL leagues.
May 7 - 3:00 AM

Clayton Richard pitched well in a no-decision against the Giants on Sunday, surrendering two runs on six hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Richard walked one and struck out three on the afternoon. He certainly gave his team a chance to win, but the anemic Padres' offense was unable oblige until after hte left-hander had departed. Richard will carry a 4.29 ERA and 1.49 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Dodgers.
Apr 30 - 7:34 PM

Clayton Richard allowed six earned runs, eight hits and three walks while recording just two punchouts over 3 2/3 innings in a loss Tuesday in Arizona.

Richard turned in a quality start last time out against the Diamondbacks, but they obviously made the right adjustments at home in the second meeting. He'll look to bounce back in San Francisco on Sunday opposite Ty Blach. He took his first loss of the season against the Giants at Petco Park, allowing five runs - four earned - over six innings on April 9.
Apr 26 - 1:22 AM

Clayton Richard tossed 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Thursday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Richard danced through fire in this one, allowing nine hits yet just the one run while pitching into the seventh inning. He fanned eight without walking a batter. The lone run to score on his watch came when Nick Ahmed struck for an RBI single in the second inning. Otherwise, goose eggs for Richard, who will carry a 3.04 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into a road rematch with the Diamondbacks next time he takes to the mound.
Apr 20 - 11:37 PM

Clayton Richard allowed nine hits and four runs over six innings in a loss to the Braves on Saturday.

Richard gave up a pair of homers for his second straight start, and the nine hits almost matched his total from his first two starts. After firing eight shutout innings in his debut, Richard is now 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA and 1.30 WHIP overall. In case it needs to be said, Richard is not a fantasy asset. A matchup with the Diamondbacks looms on Thursday.
Apr 16 - 12:23 AM

Clayton Richard had little in Sunday's loss to the Giants, surrendering five runs (four earned) on five hits over six innings.

Richard tossed a shutout against the Dodgers in his first start of the season. His second start? Not so much. Three of the five runs on his line scored on home runs, with Hunter Pence (two-run shot) and Buster Posey (solo shot) going yard back-to-back off the veteran southpaw in the third inning. He will try to bounce back from Sunday's iffy outing when he takes on the Braves next weekend.
Apr 9 - 8:26 PM

Clayton Richard shut out the Dodgers for eight innings to win Tuesday.

Richard allowed five hits, all of them singles. He struck out five and got 12 outs on the ground. Richard had a horrible spring, giving up 21 runs -- 18 earned -- in 20 innings. That was in Arizona, though, and his pitch-to-contact tendencies will work out better closer to sea level. He's still not one we'd recommend in NL-only leagues, much less mixed leagues.
Apr 5 - 1:10 AM

Clayton Richard surrendered three runs in 1 2/3 innings against the Rockies on Thursday.

Richard entered the game with a woeful 7.36 ERA and managed to make it even worse. He finishes Cactus League play with an 8.10 ERA in six spring starts. His lack of strikeouts -- just nine in 20 innings -- is another reason for concern. Richard is expected to be in the starting rotation at the beginning of the season. He registered a nice 3.33 ERA in 67 2/3 innings last year with the Cubs and Padres.
Mar 30 - 7:02 PM

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1B1Wil Myers
2B1Yangervis Solarte
2Carlos Asuaje
SS1Erick Aybar
2Allen Cordoba
3Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Cory Spangenberg
LF1Jose Pirela
2Travis Jankowski
3Matt Szczur
4Alex Dickerson
CF1Manuel Margot
2Franchy Cordero
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
S1Trevor Cahill
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Miguel Diaz
4Luis Perdomo
5Clayton Richard
6Dinelson Lamet
7Jered Weaver
8Colin Rea
9Robbie Erlin
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Brad Hand
3Ryan Buchter
4Craig Stammen
5Jarred Cosart
6Jose Torres
7Kirby Yates
8Jose Valdez
9Buddy Baumann
10Phil Maton