In a SoSG first, here's our first DUAL-GT. Dusty and I both worked on GTs independently, and queued them up at the same time. YOU make the call on which one you like more (and on which one you are commenting)! First, Dusty's GT:
First, Dusty's GT:
One of tonight's pitchers doesn't have enough T's in his name and the other has too many. Anything can happen! Dodgers are 5-0 so far in this series against Anaheim, dating back to the first three games played in Los Angeles. One could say a season sweep is in the making, but then again, Latos.
Either way, we'll still have LA.
Continuing to Sax's GT:
When last we saw Mat Latos, he of the 6.56 ERA since being picked up by the Dodgers, he was complaining about being pulled too early after giving up four runs in his first two innings, and lasting only four innings total. Latos has since apologized to Dodgers manager Don Mattingly, but the better outcome might be lasting more than five innings, which Latos hasn't done in any of his last four starts (he went six innings against the Angels on August 2).
How about this, Latos: you start pitching effectively against a team arguably better than the Padres (your last regrettable outing, resulting in a 10-7 loss), and maybe you'll actually get into a rhythm. You haven't earned a win yet as a Dodger. Now would be a good time to shut up and pitch.
EDIT FROM NOMO, 4:24pm
Might as well cram a third Son into this GT. I just dropped in to let everyone know that Mat Latos has been scratched due to
poor attitude neck stiffness (Joe Wieland gets the start), invalidating all of the above post. Mat Latos ruins everything.
Update (Sax), 5:27p
Wieland's record added to the top. Yep, let's go for the sweep using the 11-ERA guy (to be fair, Wieland's lifetime ERA is a much-improved 5.98).
Update (Orel), 6:11p
I love lamp.