Richards didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 1-0 extra-innings loss to the Mets, allowing six hits and two walks over 6.2 scoreless innings while striking out eight.
The right-hander certainly pitched well enough to earn his fifth win of the year, but it took until the 13th inning for either team to squeeze a run across the plate in this one. Richards closes out 2018 with a 16.1-inning scoreless streak going, but the rookie's 4.42 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 130:54 K:BB through 126.1 frames don't necessarily guarantee him a rotation spot heading into next spring.
Richards (4-9) threw seven scoreless innings, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out nine and picking up the win Sunday against the Reds.
Richards turned in a stellar outing, leaving the game with a six-run lead after tossing 70 of 95 pitches for strikes. The 25-year-old finally managed to put together a quality start, with his last performance of that class coming July 28 against Washington. Richards owns a 4.66 ERA and 1.40 WHIP with 122 strikeouts over 119.2 innings, and his final start of the season figures to come Friday versus the Mets.
Richards surrendered four runs on five hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings Monday against the Nationals. He didn't factor into the decision.
Richards gave up a run in the second inning and three in the third, but the Marlins would rally to get him off the hook for the loss. The 25-year-old has been knocked around through three starts in September, allowing 14 earned runs with 10 strikeouts across 11.1 innings. Richards will search for a more favorable outcome in his next start Sunday against Cincinnati.
Richards (3-9) took the loss against the Mets on Wednesday, giving up six runs (four earned) on seven hits over five innings, striking out two and walking one in Miami's 13-0 defeat.
One start after he got lit up for six earned in 1.1 innings, Richards got tagged for four earned in this contest before exiting the contest after throwing 89 pitches. He now has a 4.85 ERA and a 1.46 WHIP over 107.2 innings on the season, numbers that leave him outside the tier of viable streaming options.
Richards (3-8) gave up six runs on four hits and four walks while striking out two in 1.1 innings Tuesday against the Phillies. He took the loss.
Carlos Santana hit a leadoff home run and Cesar Hernandez hit a three-run triple to make it 4-0 in the first inning. Richards was then chased for good in the second frame, with his pitch count at 55 (29 strikes). He is now winless since July 14. His next start will come Tuesday on the road against the Mets, due to the Marlins switching to a six-man rotation.
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