Tuesday September 1, 2009
Corey Brock of MLB.com said in an article today that the Padres may give Mat Latos one more start this season against the Dodgers on Saturday.
Why? What purpose does it serve?
Latos is already well past twice his innings pitched from last year, has been ineffective in 3 of his last 4 starts, it is obvious he is worn down and any additional starts only subjects him to injury.
The Padres are not going to catch the Dodgers or make the playoffs.
So why take the chance?
Lets hope they think better of it and sit him down for the month. Let him do his bullpen work and learn from watching from the bench.
Seems to me that Bud Black wants to atone for being a complete idiot in leaving Latos in too long and letting him get pounded in his last start and wants the Padres to compound his mistake by giving Latos another start vs the Dodgers.
I do hope that cooler and smarter heads prevail.