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|