Game 32: Reds vs. Nationals (7:10 EDT). Latos vs. Zimmermann.

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Washington Nationals
@ Cincinnati Reds

Saturday, May 12, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Mat Latos vs. Jordan Zimmermann

Coverage

TV: FSO-HD, MASN2-HD; RADIO: WLW, WJFK, WHFS; WEB: MLB.tv, Gameday Audio, Gameday

Weather

Partly cloudy. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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We're approaching that time of the season where players with options are getting a hard second look - at least from us. After a relief appearance on May 13 of last season, Mike Leake was demoted to AAA. He was called back quickly, after Homer Bailey hit the DL again and Edinson Volquez out-worsted him. The short trip to Louisville did him some good.

Despite what you've heard, Mat Latos is not one of these players. For one thing, his ERA is not 7-something. After his brilliant 2 hit, 0 ER, career-high-11 K outing against the Pirates, Mat's Stats are looking a lot more La(t)otian. Through one May start, we can still blame the early struggles on April.

Tonight Mat and his Stats face the Nats. While they're not a scary offense, the test may be pitching at home - where the pressure is more apparent. Latos has a lower road ERA so far, but opponents are hitting him significantly better at home: .300/.338/.500. The positive spin is that he's been unlucky on the road.

The series win is still on the board. Go Reds!

Mat Latos
Stats Jordan Zimmerman
4.93 (78)
ERA (ERA+) 2.29 (165)
1.442 WHIP 0.992
2.23 K/BB 5.3
3.99 FIP 3.13
4.12 xFIP 3.59
4.06 SIERA 3.78
34.2 IP 39.1

Lineups

REDS

Zack Cozart (R) SS
Drew Stubbs (R) CF
Joey Votto (L) 1B
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Jay Bruce (L) RF
Todd Frazier (R) 3B
Ryan Ludwick (R) LF
Ryan Hanigan (R) C
Mat Latos (R) P

NATS

Ian Desmond (R) SS
Roger Bernadina (L) LF
Ryan Zimmerman (R) 3B
Adam LaRoche (L) 1B
Bryce Harper (L) RF
Danny Espinosa (S) 2B
Rick Ankiel (L) CF
Wilson Ramos (R) C
Jordan Zimmermann (R) P

Bullpen Log

Reliever 5/7 5/8 5/9 5/10 5/11 5 day totals
Sean Marshall 1.0, 16p
0.2, 35p -

1.2 IP, 51 pitches
Aroldis Chapman

1.0, 16p -

1.0 IP, 16 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.1, 11p
0.1, 6p -

1.2 IP, 17 pitches
Jose Arredondo
1.0, 16p
-
2.0, 18p
3.0 IP, 34 pitches
Sam LeCure
2.0, 40p
-
1.0, 18p
3.0 IP, 58 pitches
J.J. Hoover
0.1, 8p
-
1.0, 12p
1.1 IP, 20 pitches
Alfredo Simon
1.0, 8p
-
2.0, 31p
3.0 IP, 39 pitches

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