“Richmond was furious when he came back into the clubhouse after his 2 1/3 inning stint, firing his glove into his locker from across the room before going back outside to get his running in … He also mentioned that he could have gotten out of the 7th with a well-placed ground ball, as opposed to the one that Werth hit about 420 feet.”Let’s also keep in mind that Scott Richmond hadn’t pitched in a spring training game for over 2 weeks. After sitting on the bench for that long, he’s bound to be a little rusty. Luckily, Scotty will get a chance at redemption because he’s slotted to follow Matt Clement on Sunday’s game versus the Minnesota Twins. One more bad start for Richmond, and he can probably kiss his chances of making the starting rotation goodbye.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Richmond gets roughed up
Scott Richmond was touched for 3 runs, but his only big mistake was tossing at meatball to Jason Werth in 7th inning which sailed clear over the outfield fence. That 3-run shot could have easily been avoided, but Cody Haerther dropped what would’ve been the third out, which eventually led to Werth’s moon shot. Not surprisingly, Richmond wasn’t too happy about his outing. Here’s an except from Wilner’s latest blog post that pretty much sums up how it went: