Clayton Richard will be starting for the Tucson Padres this evening in his second rehab appearance since coming down with a nasty case of the brownwater. He'll be caught by a familiar face as Yasmani Grandal, also with the TuPads on a rehab stint, is in the starting lineup for the third time in four games.
Richard pitched well in his first rehab start, allowing only one run on four hits over six innings against Iowa last Thursday. He threw only 85 pitches, striking out eight batters and walking none. He got stuck with the loss but that doesn't really matter since won-loss records are garbage.
Since joining Tucson Saturday for a ten-game tuneup before he can rejoin the major league Padres, Grandal has seen action in three games, starting two. In that time he has gone 3-9 with a double, a run, and three RBI.
Hopefully both players will continue their progress and carry that into their major league returns. They are both set to come back next week, providing neither of them shits the bed, figuratively or literally.
As always, you can listen to the game online for free via 1290 AM: The Source.
Padres in Omaha, gametime 4:35 pm - Anna 4/Robertson 9/Petit 6/Grandal 2/Allen 7/Galvez 5/Rivera 3/C. Decker DH/J. Decker 8/Richard P.— TucsonPadres (@TucsonPadres) May 21, 2013