Clayton Richard
P SD
2 days ago

Richard surrendered five runs -- all of which were earned -- on nine hits across 5.1 innings of a no-decision against the Tigers on Sunday. He only struck out three and walked two.

EDGE Analysis

Richard hasn't missed many bats in his last two starts, recording just six K's over 11.2 innings during that span. The 6-foot-5 southpaw likely won't have any easier of a time in his next start, which is slated for Friday at home against the first-place Dodgers.

Clayton Richard
P SD
1 week ago

Richard allowed just two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three batters over 6.1 innings during Monday's loss to the Cubs. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Richard is piling up innings for the Padres, but he's hardly moving the fantasy needle with a 4.20 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 6.4 K/9. His game-to-game inconsistency also makes him tough to peg as a steaming option or as a potential low-priced flier in daily contests, so the lefty is likely best ignored outside of deep leagues. Richard projects to face the Tigers at Petco Park in his next start.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 weeks ago

Richard (5-7) allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out six over 8.2 innings pitched during Tuesday's 6-2 win over the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Richard was one out away from securing a complete game shutout when Tucker Barnhart connected on a two-run double in the ninth inning. Though his ERA sits at a pedestrian 4.30 following Tuesday's performance, Richard has proven to be a reliable innings-eating option for the Padres this season. The 33-year-old is averaging nearly 6.1 innings per start and has eclipsed the eight-inning threshold in three of his 14 starts this year. He'll look to build on his success when he squares off against the Cubs on Monday.

Clayton Richard
P SD
3 weeks ago

Richard (4-7) allowed four runs on six hits and a walk while striking out five batters during Thursday's loss to Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty sports a 4.54 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 6.6 K/9 while pitching for the lowest-scoring team in the majors. His numbers and run support don't align for much fantasy upside, and he's probably only worth considering in the most favorable of matchups. Richard projects to face the Reds at Petco Park in his next start.

Clayton Richard
P SD
4 weeks ago

Richard (4-6) allowed four runs (three earned) on 10 hits over 5.2 innings while striking out three in Friday's 8-5 win over the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

It wasn't pretty, but Richard got enough run support to collect the win and just missed recording his fourth quality start in his last five outings. The left-hander will take a 4.36 ERA and 1.45 WHIP into his next start Thurday on the road against the Diamondbacks

Clayton Richard
P SD
1 month ago

Richard (3-6) gave up three runs on 10 hits to the Nationals on Saturday. He walked one and struck out five in a 3-0 loss.

EDGE Analysis

Despite taking the loss, the veteran southpaw managed to toss his third quality start in his last four starts. While he owns a middle-of-the-road 4.33 ERA this season, Richard's starts have been all over the map, making him tough to rely on in fantasy. On the positive side, the 33-year-old is posting his best strikeout rate (6.6 K/9) since 2010, pushing him closer to fantasy relevance. Richard will toe the rubber next Friday at home against the Rockies.

Clayton Richard
P SD
1 month ago

Richard (3-5) allowed just one run on five hits with no walks in a complete game victory Sunday against the D-backs. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Richard gave up the opening run on a solo home run in the third inning, but he buckled down after that and allowed just four singles the rest of the way. He successfully pitched to contact, inducing 11 ground ball outs in addition to several weak fly outs, and he needed just 96 pitches to go the distance. Richard has turned in some excellent outings this season, but he has alternated good and bad starts virtually all year and owns an underwhelming 4.31 ERA even after Sunday's gem. He will face a difficult matchup with the Nationals in his next start Saturday.

Clayton Richard
P SD
1 month ago

Richard (2-5) gave up six runs on 10 hits while striking out seven over six innings in a loss to Milwaukee.

EDGE Analysis

Control wasn't an issue for Richard in this one, as he threw 70 of his 95 pitches for strikes without walking a batter. He was, however, inconsistent within the strike zone, elevating several pitches above Austin Hedges' low targets, resulting in hard contact (four doubles). If we go off his recent Jekyll and Hyde game log, the veteran's next start at home against the Diamondbacks should be a gem. Unfortunately, fantasy baseball isn't that easy to predict, so it would be best to leave Richard on the waiver wire until he shows more consistent success.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard pitched seven innings Thursday, allowing one earned run on five hits and a walk in a loss to Texas. He struck out four in a no-decision.

EDGE Analysis

This was easily Richard's best start since his first outing of the season, and would have been a victory if not for a bullpen failure. The 33-year-old southpaw entered the game with the second highest ground ball rate in the National League (62.2%), and it certainly helped him Thursday. Richard didn't allow a single baserunner to reach scoring position until a home run by Mike Napoli to lead off the eighth inning. Still, he will need to show more consistency before being recommended for fantasy purposes.

Clayton Richard
P SD
2 months ago

Richard will start Thursday against the Rangers rather than Friday against the White Sox, Dennis Lin of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

He'll flip spots in the rotation with Jhoulys Chacin, drawing a slightly less favorable matchup in the process. The Rangers own a .302 wOBA compared to the White Sox's .291 mark, and Richard will also have the misfortune of pitching on the road rather than at home, where he's done a better job of keeping the ball in the yard this season.