Friday, Jul 24, 2009, 7:05 PM EDT
Mat Latos vs Garrett Mock
Partly cloudy. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.
?'s For The DC Faithful...
• Is This The Battle For Bryce Harper?
• Are The Padres One Team DC Can Feel Superior To?
• Who knows what happened to Jeff Kobernus?
• Who's Getting Dealt? Dunn? Nick Johnson? Beimel? Villone?
• Who Are All These Players On The Padres?
DC Starting Lineup...(courtesy of Washington Post writer Chico Harlan.)
- TAWH - CF
- The Guzzzz - SS
- THE KIDS CALL HIM ZIM!! - 3B
- The Big Walky - LF
- Nick Johnson - 1B
- The Hammer - RF
- The Bard - C
- Alberto "The General" Gonzalez - SS
- You Just Got MOCK'd!!! - SP
Today's Starting Pitchers Are Going To Stare At You Now...
#49 / Pitcher / Washington Nationals
Apr 25, 1983
'09 Stats - (0-3, 7.71 ERA), 14 G, 1 GS, 16.1 IP, 24 H, 17 R, 14 ER, 1 HR, 10 BB, 9 K's, ERA+ = 56, 2.08 WHIP, 5.5 BB/9, 5.0 K/9, 0.90 SO/BB, .348 BAA.
vs San Diego - (0-0, 4.50 ERA), 2 G, 2.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 4 K's, 2.00 WHIP, .250 BAA.
Origin Story - Arizona Diamondbacks' 3rd Round pick, 86th overall in 2004. 8/7/06 - Traded by Arizona to Washington Nationals with LHP Matt Chico for RHP Livan Hernandez.
#38 / Pitcher / San Diego Padres
Dec 09, 1987
'09 Stats - MLB Debut - (0-1, 4.50 ERA) 1 GS, 4.0 IP, 1 HR, 1 BB, 4 K's.
vs DC - N/A
Origin Story - San Diego Padres' 11th Round pick, 333rd overall in 2006.
Yeah, But How's About Their '09 Minor League Stats...
'09 - (5-1, 2.65 ERA), 13 G, 8 GS, 1 CG, 1 SO, 2 SV, 51.0 IP, 36 H, 15 R, 2 HR, 13 BB, 48 K's.
'09 - Class A - (3-0, 0.36 ERA), 4 G, 2 GS, 25.1 IP, 10 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 HR, 3 BB, 27 K's.
'09 - Double - (5-1, 1.91 ERA), 9 GS, 47.0 IP, 32 H, 11 ER, 9 BB's, 46 K's.
• Latos , 21, threw 75 pitches in his MLB debut against the Colorado Rockies last week, but he sounded confident after the start, telling MLB.com writer Sandy Burgin, as quoted in an article entitled, "Latos' big-league debut spoiled by Rox":
"'I was nervous, but it was great,' said Latos. 'Being out there on a pro field was a great experience. I was down in the zone for the most part. I just made one mistake and that was the home run. Otherwise everything else was fine.'"
• In his first '09 outing as Nationals' starter, Mock, 26, gave up 8 hits, 7 R, 4 ER and 2 walks in 3.1 IP, over which he threw 63 pitches, 38 for strikes, and the right-hander was not happy with the outcome, as he told MLB.com's Bill Ladson in an article entitled, "'D' does Mock no favors in Nats' defeat":
"You see the scoreboard," Mock said. "I didn't make some pitches whenever it counted. That's what happens. After I didn't make a pitch to Soriano, it seemed like one thing after the other. It kept snowballing."
"Back when Mat Latos was piling up scoreless innings and striking out batter after batter in the Midwest League, it was fair to ask how much of his success was based on a more savvy 21-year-old facing teenage hitters..."
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