Garrett Richards couldn't make it out of the first inning in Saturday's 8-2 loss to the Yankees, as he allowed six runs before being pulled with two outs in the game.
To run through Richards' first inning: Walk to Brett Gardner, single to Chase Headley, walk to Alex Rodriguez, sacrifice fly by Mark Teixeira, run-scoring wild pitch, two-run homer by Brian McCann, infield single by Carlos Beltran, single by Didi Gregorius, Stephen Drew grounder for fielder's choice (that did not result in an out), Ramon Flores strikeout, two-run single by Brett Gardner. At that point, Richards was lifted for Cesar Ramos, who recorded the final out of the inning. Ouch. In fairness to Richards, the strike zone was very, very tight at times and only the McCann homer and Gardner single were hit particularly hard. Still, ouch. The 27-year-old should just erase this from his memory. He holds a 4.14 ERA (it was 3.26 entering the game), 1.31 WHIP and 48/26 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings. He'll try to move past this debacle when he faces the Athletics at home next time he toes the rubber.