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Garrett Richards took the loss in Game 1 of the NLDS on Tuesday when he allowed two runs on one hit with two walks and a strikeout over 2/3 of an inning in the Padres 5-1 loss to the Dodgers.
Richards came on in relief of Tim Hill in the bottom of the fifth inning with two outs and one aboard. Cody Bellinger reached on a throwing error, allowing the runner to score but Richards was able to get out of the inning. He then led off the sixth inning with a strike out, a walk, and a double before being replaced by Matt Strahm, who would allow both runners to score. Richards was one of nine Padres pitchers to appear in this game as starter Mike Clevinger exited after only throwing one inning.
Garrett Richards has been shifted to the bullpen for the remainder of the season. The Padres will use Richards out of the 'pen for the playoffs. It does not appear as if he is going to have a 'bulk' role because he was used on Wednesday as a traditional reliever.
Richards has a 4.37 ERA in 47 1/3 innings pitched for the Padres this season. The Padres bullpen is already crowded at the back end so Richards doesn't figure to be in the mix for saves. If the Padres announced they were going to use him as a 'bulk' reliever he would be worth consideration as a streamer depending on match-up for those who need wins otherwise he can be left on the Waiver Wire.
Garrett Richards received a no-decision in the second half of Sunday's doubleheader against the Giants, limiting the opposition to one run on two hits over 4 1/3 innings.
Richards struck out three and walked two as the Padres went on to win 3-1. The 32-year-old now owns a 4.27 ERA through 10 starts on the season. A matchup with the Mariners is next. Richards is certainly on the streaming radar for that one.
Garrett Richards earned his second win of the year on Sunday against Oakland, allowing three runs on seven hits over seven innings pitched.
Richards struck out nine and didn't walk anyone as San Diego took this one 5-3. The 32-year-old hadn't completed four innings in any of his previous three starts, so this was a bit of a surprise. Richards is on the streaming radar for his next outing against the Giants.
Garrett Richards received a no-decision as the Padres beat the Rockies 6-0 on Monday, tossing 3 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out four.
Richards was pulled after just 47 pitches as he hasn't been working deep into games lately. Hopefully this abbreviated outing gets him back on track in his next start against the Athletics.