​Off to a 4-10 start this season, the San Diego Padres have not been playing great baseball early on. It's still very early in the season, so there's plenty of time for the team to get going on the right track and use some of their roster spots on, say, rookies who could ignite something (paging Mr. Tatis Jr...).


However, if Thursday's game against the San Francisco Giants was any indication, things might not get much better.


The Padres finished the game against the Giants with only one hit. Things like that happen; nothing to be proud of, but you shouldn't feel deep shame. But the embarrassing part is the person who got the hit: a pinch-hitting pitcher.


Clayton Richard, a pitcher for the Padres, was pinch-hitting for their starting pitcher Bryan Mitchell, and got the team's first hit of the game. This is the first time in history that a team's only hit in a game came from a pitcher pinch-hitting.

That is some history you definitely do not want to be a part of. It's pretty bad for your offensive stalwarts to get totally lapped by a pitcher.


If this a preview for what is to come this season for the team, then Padres fans will be in for another very long season.​​


Or maybe they'll be in for starting first baseman Clayton Richard. Who's to say?