Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard (8-15) gave up eight runs -- six earned -- on eight hits and three walks while striking out seven in Wednesday's 10-0 loss to the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

He'd turned in two scoreless outings in his last three starts coming in, but Richard can't be expected to post elite results with any consistency. The veteran lefty's final 2017 start leaves him with a 4.79 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season -- ugly marks for fantasy purposes that don't come close to being compensated for by his modest improvement in strikeout rate.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard (8-14) shutout the Rockies over 7.1 innings, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out eight and earning the win Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Richard received a two-year contract extension Wednesday, and he rewarded the Padres' decision with one of his finest outings of the season. The veteran southpaw maintained his excellent 3.5 GB/FB ratio with 12 groundballs Thursday. Richard has been coming on strong lately, tossing three quality starts over his last four outings. The 33-year-old has some deep-league streaming appeal for his final start of the season next Wednesday against the Dodgers, who he held to three runs over six innings in their previous meeting Sept. 2.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard agreed to an extension Wednesday that will keep him with the Padres through the 2019 season, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

He would have been a free agent after the season, but the Padres wanted to secure some starting pitching depth, particularly for 2018. The terms of the contract are undisclosed. Richard has a 4.82 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and just 136 strikeouts in 185 innings, so this extension is more about quantity of innings than quality. The Padres are loaded with pitching down on the farm, so Richard should transition to a bullpen role before the end of his contract.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard (7-14) took the loss against the Rockies on Friday, giving up four runs on seven hits and three walks over six innings while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

All four runs scored in the second inning, after which the veteran lefty settled down and gave the Padres a chance to come back -- a chance their sluggish offense squandered in a 6-1 defeat. Richard's 5.04 ERA and 1.56 WHIP since the All-Star break are unappealing fantasy numbers, and he'll be a risky play in his next start Wednesday at home against the Diamondbacks.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 months ago

Richard (7-13) earned the win over the Cardinals on Thursday, allowing five hits and one walk while striking out five over six scoreless innings.

EDGE Analysis

He continues to live up to his reputation as a groundball specialist -- Richard has a top-three groundball rate among qualified starters -- inducing nine groundouts in this one. The lefty doesn't miss bats at a high clip and thus remains prone to the occasional hiccup when balls in play don't go his way, but Richard has appeal in certain home matchups.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 months ago

Richard allowed three runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out four batters through six innings during Saturday's win over the Dodgers. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty has just a single win in the second half and sports a 4.94 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 6.7 K/9 for the season. In the right matchups, Richard could be turned to as a streaming option or low-priced flier in daily contests, but he's off the fantasy radar in the majority of settings. He projects to face the Cardinals at Petco Park in his next start.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 months ago

Richard (6-13) allowed five runs on eight hits and two walks over seven innings in Sunday's loss to the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Richard looked sharp over the game's first seven frames. In that time he allowed just two runs and fanned seven batters. However, he fell victim to a Giancarlo Stanton home run in the eighth and was pulled from the game shortly after. The stagnant Padres offense didn't provide any run support either, as the team's only runs came in the fifth inning when Richard hit a two-run home run. Richard, who's now allowed nine runs over his last two games (12.2 innings) will next take the mound in Saturday's doubleheader against the Dodgers.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 months ago

Richard received a no-decision during Tuesday's win over the Cardinals. He allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out six over 5.2 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Richard did enough to keep his team in the game, but failed to register a quality start for the first time since July 30. All four of his earned runs came via the home run, as he surrendered long balls to Jedd Gyorko, Stephen Piscotty and Yadier Molina. It was the first time since 2013 that Richard had allowed three homers in the same game. The 33-year-old will take a 4.89 ERA into his upcoming scheduled start Sunday against the Marlins.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 months ago

Richard (6-12) fired a complete-game shutout against the Phillies on Wednesday, scattering three hits and a walk while striking out six in a 3-0 win.

EDGE Analysis

Two of the three hits were doubles, but the Phillies failed to even get a runner to third base, much less bring one home. The shutout was the third of Richard's career and came almost five years to the day since his last one, but the veteran lefty's 4.84 ERA offers a better glimpse at how he's pitched this season. He'll next take the mound Tuesday on the road against the Cardinals.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 months ago

Richard allowed three runs on eight hits and four walks with five strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Friday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

Richard avoided the long ball, which has been a problem for him in recent starts, but the Dodgers touched him up for three doubles among the eight hits he allowed, and he was lucky the 12 baserunners he allowed didn't turn into more runs. His ERA sits at 5.14, but he can eat plenty of innings for the Padres down the stretch, and that's all they need from him.