4:45 AM EDT, Mon May 21, 2018

Clayton Richard keeps Pirates grounded in 6-2 loss to Padres

San Diego Padres starter Clayton Richard entered Saturday’s game coming off consecutive eight-inning outings. After watching the way he handled the Pirates Saturday night, it’s easier to see why.

Clayton Richard, Padres beat Pirates

Clayton Richard has reinvented himself again. This time, for three starts at least, he’s better than ever. The Padres staked Richard a three-run lead on three consecutive doubles in the first inning, Richard again pitched effectively into the eighth inning, and the Padres held on for a 6-2 victory...

Clayton Richard's change in results the result of bold changes

Clayton Richard will start for the Padres against the Pirates on Saturday coming off two straight outings in which he went eight innings and allowed three or fewer runs. The story of how that happened is unique, owing to the combination of a veteran pitcher and a longtime pitching coach, who have...

Padres on deck: Four games in Pittsburgh

Previewing the Padres’ four-game set against at the Pittsburgh Pirates: 4:05 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 10:35 a.m. Sunday. 
Friars on Base May 15, 2018

San Diego Padres: Clayton Richard’s Adjustments Are Paying Off

San Diego Padres LHP Clayton Richard has been fantastic in his last two outings. He’s made a few changes that have had a positive effect on his performance. Clayton Richard’s May 2nd start against the San Francisco Giants was his worst of the season. He lasted a season-low four innings and gave up a season-high […] San Diego Padres: Clayton Richard’s Adjustments Are Paying Off - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Richard dials up 10 Ks, spares bullpen in Padres win

Five relievers combined for seven innings Saturday night. One of them landed on the disabled list with a strained right lat. On Sunday, Clayton Richard took it upon himself to save the Padres’ bullpen any more wear and tear. Even more so than usual. The 34-year-old’s new infatuation with strikeouts...

Padres appreciate the moms that make what they do possible

Clayton Richard wouldn’t still be playing. He loves being a professional baseball player, enjoys immensely the competition and the camaraderie. At 34, still pitching every fifth day and in the kind of shape that leaves teammates a decade younger in awe, Richard puts more effort into his craft than...
Friars on Base May 9, 2018

San Diego Padres: Clayton Richard’s Solid Start Wasted

Though the San Diego Padres couldn’t pull out a win, they got an encouraging start from a pitcher who they needed significant improvement from. San Diego Padres starter Clayton Richard wasted no time settling into a comfortable groove against the Nationals early on Tuesday night. This was a groove that carried him well into the […] San Diego Padres: Clayton Richard’s Solid Start Wasted - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base May 8, 2018

San Diego Padres’ Clayton Richard Will Have to Step Up

Clayton Richard has been average all season long. He will have to be at his dominant-best for the San Diego Padres to have any chance against the hard-hitting Washington Nationals today. Clayton Richard was San Diego Padres’ Opening Day pitcher to start the 2018 season. Has he pitched like an ace? Definitely not. Has he […] San Diego Padres’ Clayton Richard Will Have to Step Up - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base May 3, 2018

San Diego Padres Success w/RISP Being Wasted by Poor Starts

How could a team like the San Diego Padres, who have the second-best average with runners in scoring position in the league, own such a pedestrian win-loss record? The San Diego Padres are currently in last-place in the National League West, with an 11-21 record. They are already eleven games behind the first-place Arizona Diamondbacks […] San Diego Padres Success w/RISP Being Wasted by Poor Starts - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Giants score early, often in runaway win over Padres

The Padres have bigger problems than the first inning, but that’s where it starts. The Giants scored three runs off Clayton Richard in the first inning Wednesday en route to a 9-4 victory on a postcard afternoon just off the San Francisco Bay at AT&T Park. It was the 12th loss in the 14 games in...
Friars on Base Apr 24, 2018

San Diego Padres: First Month Player Report Card

Coming into the season, the San Diego Padres had hoped that their players would continue to develop over the course of this rebuilding year. Let’s take a look at how each player has fared so far this season. Starting Pitching: Clayton Richard, the San Diego Padres Opening Day starter, had a solid first outing, going […] San Diego Padres: First Month Player Report Card - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
AZ Snake Pit Apr 22, 2018
Snake Bytes 4/22: Lucky Seven

Snake Bytes 4/22: Lucky Seven

The Arizona Diamondbacks will need to take today’s rubber match to secure their seventh consecutive series win to begin the 2018 season. Diamondbacks 6, Padres 2 [D’backs.com] Pollock’s return helps lead D-backs past Padres - After sitting out Friday’s contest following a collision with fellow outfielder Chris Owings the night prior, A.J. Pollock returned to roam center field for the Diamondbacks on Saturday. Pollock broke up a 2-2 tie with a two out solo shot to right field in the 3rd off of Padres’ starter Clayton Richard. He also drove in Paul Goldschmidt for the...

Padres notes: Richard not sharp; Pirela preps for second; Cordero old school

Clayton Richard had his longest outing and allowed his fewest runs since the season opener. Problem was, he walked the only batter he faced in the sixth inning and took the loss in what would end up a 6-2 Diamondbacks victory. “I threw the ball all right, I guess, which usually isn’t quite good...

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