Return of the Mat (Latos)

Cincinnati Reds (6-3) vs San Diego Padres (4-4)

Edinson Volquez (0-0, 7.50 ERA) vs Mat Latos (first start of the season)

Our Ace pitcher, Mat Latos, will make his first start of the season after resting his sore arm for a couple of weeks. Mat struggled through spring training, putting up some UGLY numbers, but he will be back in San Diego and in the pitcher-friendly PETCO Park.

Hopefully the lineup can keeps those bats warm and get Latos some run support. The first 2 games in the Dodgers series, the bats were not able to make the clutch hit and both games resulted in losses. Yesterday, the bats came alive to hit 3 home runs and score 7 runs in the game. That type of run support would be welcomed for Latos’ first start of the season.

RF Will Venable .120, 3-for-25, 1 RBI, 3 R
2B Orlando Hudson
.286, 4 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
3B Chase Headley .269, 1 HR, 7 RBI
LF Ryan Ludwick .120, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB
1B Brad Hawpe .174. 0 RBI. 9 SO
C Nick Hundley .440, 2 HR, 7 RBI
CF Cameron Maybin .276, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 SB
SS Alberto Gonzalez .286, 2-for-7
P Mat Latos Season Debut

Tags: San Diego Padres

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