12:54 AM EDT, Tue August 30, 2016
Gaslamp Ball Aug 15, 2016

SD 1, NYM 5: Padres can't get Clayton the W

A Padres loss for breakfast. The benefit of having a game start at 1 PM EST is that if things don't go so well you have an entire day to distract yourself. If you're in San Diego, the bummer loss to the Mets passed early, like a morning bathroom emergency. The starting pitching was fine, the Padres bullpen was ugly, and the bats weren't producing. Clayton Richard had himself a pretty alright start. Five innings with only 2 earned runs on 3 hits (2 home runs) and 3 BB's and K's isn't half bad. Andy Green was hoping to only get a bit out of him, and Richard produce 75 pitches of a decent...
Friars on Base Aug 14, 2016

Padres Temporarily Using Six-Man Rotation

The Padres will temporarily be using a six-man rotation as they prepare to continue playing without an off day until August 25. Manager Andy Green announced that before Thursday’s 4-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Veteran left-hander Clayton Richard was signed last week by the Padres after being released by the Chicago Cubs and will […] Padres Temporarily Using Six-Man Rotation - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Aug 14, 2016

Padres Preview: 08/14 Clayton Richard makes his first 2016 start

The Padres and Mets will decide the winner of their three-game series this afternoon in a rubber match at Citi Field. In this finale, Clayton Richard returns to the mound as a starter for San Diego opposite New York’s Steven Matz. Richard’s resurgence is part of a temporary six-man rotation being utilized by the Padres for the time being to help give the rest of the staff some rest. This will be his first Major League start in 2016 after being used solely as a reliever by the Chicago Cubs until his release on August 3rd. Three days later, the Padres picked him up and took the mound that...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 14, 2016

SD 2, NYM 3: Padres get walk-off'd in the 11th

The attempt to ruin the Mets' night was foiled. Everybody was mostly on point for this game, on both sides. The starting pitching was solid, the hitting was alright, albeit low-scoring. Unfortunately the Padres were edged out in the extra-inning match. The downside of being the visiting team is that you have to suffer the walk off. Mister Jarred Cosart had a fantastic second game for the San Diego Padres. Coming off a cruddy 5-run game against the Phillies a week ago, this was a good bounce back. He went a healthy 6 innings giving up only 3 hits and a lone run. He walked 2, struck out 2,...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 13, 2016

Padres Preview: 08⁄13 Jarred Cosart seeks first win of the season

The Padres look to clinch the series in game 2 against the Mets. The Padres handed the Mets their fourth straight loss last night in the opener of a three-game set at Citi Field. Today they’ll try to stay in the win column and clinch the series. Jarred Cosart gets the ball for San Diego in game 2. It will be his third start since joining the team at the end of July. In his Padres debut on August 1st, he only went 3 2/3 innings and allowed no runs and only one hit, but he walked six batters and hit one. His most recent outing saw him go five innings on the mound while walking no one, but...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 13, 2016

SD 8, NYM 6: Schimpf slammies the Mets

The home runs are back! Remember when the Padres hit a home run like every single game? Those were some fun times. There was a bit of nostalgia today in the lineup. The starting pitching wasn't all that great, but it didn't matter, because home runs win games. Paul Clemens had an okay start. It was full of 5's and 3's. He gave up 5 hits in 5 innings. He walked 3, struck out 3, and gave up 3 runs - one of them a home run. Buddy Baumann came in to "relieve" Clemens. He did that by giving up a single, hitting Alejandro De Aza, giving up an RBI-double, RBI-single, and then got swapped out with...
Gaslamp Ball Aug 12, 2016

Padres Preview: 08⁄12 Paul Clemens returns to the mound in opener against Mets

After being taken out early in his last start, Clemens is back in action tonight at Citi Field. The Padres couldn’t come up with the win in their finale at PNC Park, dropping the series to the Pirates. Tonight they’ll kick off weekend series at Citi Field in New York. Paul Clemens gets the start for the Friars in the opener, opposite Logan Verrett for the Mets. The last time Clemens took the mound, his outing was cut short due to what Padres manager Andy Green perceived as a lack of hustle and big no-no. After failing to run out a failed bunt attempt, Green benched Clemens and went to...
Friars on Base Aug 9, 2016

Clayton Richard Returns to Padres

The San Diego Padres signed Clayton Richard last week and are hoping we might be able to help their beleaguered starting rotation as another option. It marks the return to San Diego for a pitcher who was out of baseball for two years before fighting his way back. Richard was drafted by the White Sox […] Clayton Richard Returns to Padres - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Gaslamp Ball Aug 6, 2016

Padres to sign old friend Clayton Richard

A great American poet once wrote that "maybe everything that dies some day comes back," and today that is the case with Clayton Richard's Padres career. Richard spent this year and last in the Cubs' bullpen, but found himself on the outside looking in when he was released two days ago after putting up the line of a 6.43 ERA with seven strikeouts, seven walks, and 23 hits in just 14 innings over 25 appearances. With the Cubs working on a dream, vying to go to the promised land for the first time since 1945, they couldn't afford to keep throwing Richard into the fire, so he was out of work....