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Clayton Richard | Starting Pitcher | #3

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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 gave up two runs in 7 1/3 innings and was credited with a 6-2 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
He rolled through seven shutout innings before giving up two runs in the eighth. He scattered seven hits without issuing a base-on-balls and he notched two strikeouts in the gem outing. He improves to 3-5 with a 4.87 ERA and 1.39 WHIP in 10 starts. May 19 - 10:14 PM

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Clayton Richard turned in his best start of the season Sunday against the Cardinals, striking out 10 while allowing two runs over eight innings in a 5-3 win.

Richard gave up just six hits and a walk in his eight innings, and his 10 strikeouts were a season high. The win snapped a winless streak dating back to April 9, and he's now 2-5 with a 5.20 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in nine starts overall. He's been much improved in his last two outings, but it's still hard to care much about the southpaw in mixed leagues, and he'll have his hands full with the surprising Pirates when the Padres visit Pittsburgh on Saturday.
May 13 - 9:48 PM

Clayton Richard allowed three earned runs, seven hits and no walks with eight strikeouts over eight innings in a loss Tuesday against the Nationals.

Richard was a hard-luck loser, as the Padres gave him zero run support. In fact, Richard's counterpart, Jeremy Hellickson, carried a perfect game into the seventh inning. Richard threw 72 of his 102 pitches for strikes and gave his small legion of fantasy owners a solid outing, but he took another loss despite the quality start. He faces another tough matchup Sunday against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals.
May 9 - 4:31 AM

Clayton Richard picked up his fourth loss of the season on Wednesday to the Giants while allowing seven runs in four innings.

One of the runs was unearned, and Richard did strike out six in the four innings. End of positives. The left-hander gave up eight hits and four walks, and his ERA has now ballooned to 6.21. It's been a horrific first fifth of the season for Richard, and he'll try to turn things around on Tuesday against the Nationals.
May 2 - 6:55 PM

Clayton Richard allowed three earned runs, five hits and three walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a loss at Arizona on Saturday.

After turning in a quality start on March 29 in his first outing of the season he has allowed three or more runs while posting just five innings in each of his past four assignments. Walks have done him in and kept him from going deeper into the game, as he has yielded exactly three free passes in each of the past four outings. He'll look to get on track on Friday against the visiting Mets.
Apr 22 - 12:38 AM

Clayton Richard allowed four earned runs, seven hits and three walks with three strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Giants.

Richard gave way to Adam Cimber who ended up picking up the relief with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts before turning it over to Phil Maton and then closer Brad Hand. Richard struggled with his location, throwing just 48 of his 89 pitches for strikes. He has been rather erratic during the early going, and his fantasy appeal is limited to the deepest of NL-only leagues at this point.
Apr 15 - 2:14 AM

Clayton Richard gave up four runs in five innings and hit a three-run homer in a 7-6 victory over the Rockies on Monday.

Move over, Shohei Ohtani. Richard wasn't very effective on the mound, but his three-run blast off of Jon Gray put the Padres ahead 3-1 in the fourth. Richard owns a career .309 OPS, so you shouldn't expect much more in terms of offensive fireworks. Unfortunately, we've seen these kinds of starts often from him on the mound, and it makes him fantasy irrelevant. He's back on the mound against the Giants on Saturday.
Apr 9 - 11:30 PM

Clayton Richard allowed five earned runs, eight hits and three walks with six strikeouts over five innings in a loss against the Rockies on Tuesday.

Richard is scheduled for three starts in the month of April and this was not the way to endear himself to manager Andy Green and his fantasy owners. "It's just going back and watching the film and seeing if the executed pitchers were hit or it was me making a mistake," Richard said. Nolan Arenado, Charlie Blackmon and DJ LeMahieu have a combined career average of .460 against Richard, so it's a good idea to avoid Richard for DFS purposes when facing Colorado.
Apr 5 - 3:02 AM

Clayton Richard held the Brewers to one run over seven innings in a no-decision in Thursday's Opening Day start.

Richard gave up six hits and a walk, largely neutralizing a dangerous Brewers lineup for much of the afternoon. He walked one and struck out four. Last year, the southpaw led the league in a lot of things you don't necessarily want to lead the league in, allowing a major-league high 240 hits and leading the National League with 15 losses and 858 batters faced. Richard faces another tough lineup Wednesday with the Rockies in town.
Mar 30 - 12:23 AM

Clayton Richard tossed three innings of scoreless ball in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Reds.

Richard struck out four, walked one and allowed two hits in the afternoon outing. Full-speed ahead to Opening Day, now, with the southpaw set to get things started for the Padres versus the Brewers on Thursday afternoon. Richard finishes the spring the owner of a 3.75 ERA in 12 innings. This past season, he turned in a 4.79 ERA across 32 starts. Even if he manages to knock that down this year, he holds no real intrigue for fantasy purposes.
Mar 24 - 7:16 PM

Clayton Richard will start Opening Day for the Padres.

There aren't exactly a lot of options here for the Padres, so it isn't a surprise that Richard will get the Opening Day nod for San Diego. He's coming off a season where he posted an ERA of 4.79 and won just eight games in 32 starts, and you shouldn't expect the numbers to get much better in 2018. Long story short, you can do much better on your fantasy staff despite the Opening Day designation.
Mar 16 - 2:01 PM

Clayton Richard fired four shutout innings in a 2-0 Cactus League victory over the White Sox on Friday.

He allowed a couple of harmless hits and a pair of walks while striking out one batter. It was a nice bounce-back effort for the veteran hurler after he surrendered five runs over four combined innings in his first two spring outings. He tallied an 8-15 record with a 4.79 ERA in 32 starts for the Padres a year ago.
Mar 9 - 7:23 PM

Clayton Richard gave up three runs in his three innings of work against the A's on Sunday in his spring training start.

Richard was clean in the first two innings, but gave up three runs in the third. He didn't walk anyone and struck out two. Richard will pitch in the middle of the San Diego rotation because someone has to, but should be avoided in everything but NL-only leagues from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 4 - 4:19 PM

Clayton Richard struggled in his first start of the Cactus League on Tuesday, giving up two runs against the Mariners over his two innings of work.

Richard did strike out two, but he gave up a two-run shot to Jean Segura in the first and also walked a hitter. The 34-year-old left-hander gave the Padres 197 1/3 innings last year, but he gave up a whopping 240 hits, and his ERA of 4.79 in that time frame leaves a lot to be desired. He should probably be avoided in most fantasy formats.
Feb 27 - 3:57 PM

Clayton Richard was tagged for eight runs -- six earned -- in five innings by the Dodgers on Wednesday.

The money is pretty much irrelevant, but we still don't see why the Padres felt the need to commit to Richard for two more years in signing him to an extension last week. He finishes 2017 -- his first full year in a rotation since 2012 -- 8-15 with a 4.79 ERA. He's a decent enough fallback, but it's a problem if the Padres don't have five better options for their rotation next April.
Thu, Sep 28, 2017 01:14:00 AM

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