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Happy birthday, Clayton Richard!

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Second-stint Padres pitcher Clayton Richard turns 33 today. 33 is of course the number he wore in his first term with the team, but when he returned in early August it was already taken by rotation-mate Edwin Jackson, so he was given the 27 last worn by old nemesis Matt Kemp. His uniform number isn't the only thing that has changed since his last stretch in San Diego; this time he's actually pitching very well, which comes as even more of a surprise since he stunk on ice earlier in the year with the Cubs. He gave up an earned run while getting only one out in his first relief appearance back, but has been stellar since being placed in the rotation; he has allowed just three earned runs on 28 hits and 10 walks in 30 innings over five starts.

Four other one-time Padres share Richard's birthday; I wrote about them last year and nothing much has changed since then, at least definitely not baseball-wise.