Padres sign LHP Clayton Richard to a one-year, $1.75 million deal (plus incentives).

Richard was on the last good Padres team, way back in 2010, three or four regime changes ago. He was in that year—and in his other “good” seasons—very much a not-quite-league-average innings-eater. I don’t mean that in a disparaging way, really. Throw together enough Richards and Jon Garlands and Wade LeBlancs and, somehow, you end up with 90 wins.

Richard left San Diego in 2013, spent 2014 in the minors and/or hurt, and resurfaced in 2015 with the Cubs, this time as a (league-averageish) reliever. After a disastrous start to 2016, the Cubs cut ties with the lefty, and the Padres brought him back. In 13 games in San Diego, primarily as a starter, the 32-year-old defied the odds. He posted a 2.52 ERA while balancing on a tight rope and juggling three mint condition Chris Denorfia bobbleheads. In other words, he struck out 34 and walked 24 in 53 2/3s innings, which isn’t supposed to work out to anything close to a sub-3 ERA.

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The Padres (68-93) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (68-93) last night in the second of three games at Chase Field, 9-5.

Clayton Richard (3-4, 3.33) gave up seven runs (four earned) on six hits and four walks in four and a third innings while striking out one batter. With the bases loaded and no outs in the first inning, Jean Segura scored on a passed ball, Brandon Drury hit an RBI single, and Yasmany Tomas hit a three-run home run. In the fifth inning, Segura scored again on a Chris Owings sacrifice fly and Paul Goldschmidt stole third base and scored on an error by Yangervis Solarte. Segura scored yet again in the seventh inning on another Owings sacrifice fly. Mitch Haniger hit a solo home run in the eighth inning.

Archie Bradley (8-9, 5.02) pitched seven innings, surrendering two runs on seven hits and no walks with eleven strikeouts. Solarte scored the Padres’ first run on a single by Carlos Asuaje in the second inning. In the third inning, Solarte’s double drove in Wil Myers. Jon Jay led off the eighth inning with a triple and scored on Myers single, Myers scored on a Hunter Renfroe double, and Renfroe scored on Derek Norris‘ single.

The final game of 2016 is this afternoon starting at 12:10pm PDT. Paul Clemens (4-5, 4.27) gets the start against Matt Koch (1-1, 2.25).

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The Padres (66-90) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (82-74) in their season series finale at Petco Park, 4-3.

Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and three walk in six inning with one strikeout. All three Giants’ runs came in the third inning: Kelby Tomlinson ground out with the bases loaded to drive in Trevor Brown and Buster Posey‘s two-run single scored Ty Blach and Eduardo Nunez.

Blach (0-0, 2.00) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out three in four innings. The Giants used six relievers, three of those in the last two innings. Manuel Margot hit a single to drive in Austin Hedges in the second inning. In the third inning, Adam Rosales hit a solo home run. A Yangervis Solarte single in the fifth inning scored Wil Myers. And Myers hit an RBI single in the seventh inning to drive in Margot with the go ahead run.

The Padres are off today. The Los Angeles Dodgers (90-66) come to Petco Park for the final time in 2016 for three games starting tomorrow at 7:10pm PDT. Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.48) gets the start in the first game against Jose De Leon (2-0, 5.52).

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The Padres (63-87) scored more runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (63-87), 3-2, in the first of three games at Petco Park last night.

Clayton Richard (3-3, 2.98) shutout the Diamondbacks for six and a third innings until Kyle Jensen tripled to drive in Yasmany Tomas and Phil Gosselin singled to score Jensen. Richard ended his night after that, allowing two runs on six hits and two walks while striking out two.

Braden Shipley (4-4, 5.49) gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits and a walk in four innings with three strikeouts. Wil Myers hit a solo home run to lead off the fourth inning and Alexi Amarista hit a two-run single with the bases loaded.

Tonight’s second game will have Paul Clemens (3-5, 4.94) taking the mound against Archie Bradley (7-9, 5.07) starting at 7:10pm PDT.

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The Padres (61-84) scored more runs than the San Francisco Giants (77-67) last night, 6-4, at AT&T Park.

Clayton Richard (2-3, 3.00) gave up three runs on eleven hits and three walks in five and two-thirds inning with four strikeouts. Hunter Pence‘s double drove in Kelby Tomlinson in the third inning. Angel Pagan led off the fifth inning with a solo home run and Brandon Crawford‘s one-out single scored Tomlinson. In the seventh inning, Gorkys Hernandez hit a solo home run.

Albert Suarez (3-3, 4.20) pitched five innings, giving up one run on six hits and two walks while striking out two. Luis Sardinas‘ single in the third inning scored Jon Jay. In the ninth inning, Wil Myers drew a bases-loaded walk to bring Derek Norris home, Jay came home on Yangervis Solarte‘s ground out, and Ryan Schimpf hit a three-run home run to drive Sardinas and Myers in.

This afternoon, Luis Perdomo (7-9, 5.89) takes the mound against Madison Bumgarner (14-8, 2.61). First pitch is scheduled for 12:45pm PDT.

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The Padres (58-82) scored more runs than the Colorado Rockies (67-73), 14-1, last night at Petco Park in the first of four games.

Clayton Richard (2-3, 2.78) shutout the Rockies over seven innings while striking out eight on six hits and two walks. The Rockies only run came in the ninth inning, when Cristhian Adames hit a solo home run.

Jeff Hoffman (0-3, 5.60) lasted just two and two-thirds innings, giving up seven unearned runs on six hits and two walks with three strikeouts. The Padres scored those seven unearned run in the third inning. It was crazy.

In the fifth inning, Alex Dickerson scored on a groundout by Richard and a two-RBI single by Travis Jankowski drove in Ryan Schimpf and Derek Norris. Yangervis Solarte scored on a Ryan Schimpf double and a bases-loaded walk of Luis Sardinas scored Dickerson in the sixth inning. Norris hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning.

Tonight’s second game of the series has Luis Perdomo (7-8, 5.92) taking the mound versus Tyler Chatwood (10-9, 3.94) starting at 7:40pm PDT.

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The Padres (56-78) scored more runs than the Los Angeles Dodgers (74-60), 4-2, last night in the first of three games at Dodger Stadium.

Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.29) gave up one run on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts in five innings. Joc Pederson‘s single in the fourth inning drove in Enrique Hernandez. Pederson then tied the game in the sixth inning with a solo home run off Brandon Morrow. Brad Hand, Ryan Buchter, and Brandon Maurer combined to shutout the Dodgers over the last three and two-thirds innings.

Julio Urias (5-2, 3.69) pitched five and a third innings, surrendering two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out six. Derek Norris‘ double drove in Yangervis Solarte and Alex Dickerson in the sixth inning. In the eighth inning, Solarte hit a leadoff solo home run and Brett Wallace‘s pinch-hit RBI single drove Dickerson in.

Tonight at 6:10pm PDT, Luis Perdomo (7-7, 5.84) gets the start against Rich Hill (10-3, 2.09) in the second game.

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The Padres (54-75) scored more runs than the Miami Marlins (67-62), 1-0, last night at Marlins Park.

Clayton Richard (1-3, 3.51) shutout the Marlins for seven innings on eight hits and a walk while striking out three. Jose Dominguez, Brad Hand, and Kevin Quackenbush combined for one hit allowed in two innings of relief.

Jose Urena (2-5, 5.83) gave up the one run — via a Ryan Schimpf solo home run in the fourth inning — on four hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five and two-thirds innings.

In today’s series finale, Luis Perdomo (6-7, 6.24) gets the start against Justin Nicolino (2-5, 5.57), who was a late replacement for Andrew Cashner. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10am PDT.

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The Padres (52-71) scored fewer runs than the Arizona Diamondbacks (51-72) last night at Petco Park, 2-1.

Clayton Richard (0-3, 4.44) allowed two unearned runs on two hits and three walks in six innings while striking out five. Welington Castillo singled and advanced to third on a throwing error by Richard in the fifth inning and came home when Brandon Drury ground into a double play. In the sixth inning, Phil Gosselin scored when Rickie Weeks reached on another throwing error by Richard.

Robbie Ray (7-11, 4.31) pitched seven innings, giving up one run on one hit — a solo home run in the fifth inning by Patrick Kivlehan — and a walk with thirteen strikeouts. Kivlehan singled in the eighth inning for
the Padres’ second hit of the night. Adam Rosales‘ pinch-hit double was the third and final hit by the
Padres.

This afternoon’s series finale pits Luis Perdomo (5-7, 6.68) against Braden Shipley (2-2, 4.30). The
game is scheduled to start at 1:40pm.

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The Padres (50-67) scored fewer runs than the New York Mets (59-58), 5-1, in yesterday’s series finale at Citi Field.

Clayton Richard (0-2, 5.75) gave up just two runs on three hits and three walks with three strikeouts in five innings. Wilmer Flores hit a solo home run in the second inning. Neil Walker hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Jose Reyes scored on a wild pitch by Jose Dominguez and T.J. Rivera hit a double off Carlos Villanueva to drive in Ty Kelly and Jay Bruce in the eighth inning.

Steven Matz (9-8, 3.40) didn’t allow a hit in the first seven and a third innings, striking out eight against two walks. Travis Jankowski led off the game with a walk, took second base on a balk, but was thrown out trying to steal third base for the third out. Derek Norris drew a walk to lead off the sixth inning, but Adam Rosales ground into a double play. Alexei Ramirez hit a single in the eighth inning for the Padres first hit and Matz was taken out of the game. In the ninth inning, Wil Myers singled, advanced to second base on defensive indifference, and came around to score on a single by Yangervis Solarte.

The Padres travel to Tropicana Field to take on the Tampa Bay Rays (47-69) for three games. Tonight’s matchup at 4:10pm PDT pits Luis Perdomo (5-6, 6.80) against Drew Smyly (4-11, 5.04).

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