Originally posted on Friarhood  |  Last updated 7/5/12
If you are a Padres fan and are not intrigued by tonight’s game you are either a liar or dead. This evening’s contest is chalk full of storylines and drama.The Reds will roll into town currently in a bit of a tailspin, having fallen out of first place after losing two straight to the Giants, having gone 5-5 in their last 10. Meanwhile the Padres are riding a season-high five game win streak, going 7-3 on a 10 game road trip.So stat wise, that sounds pretty good. Now let’s look at the matchup…. Latos v. Volquez.Oh Boy. San Diego’s former flamethrower and fan-favorite is coming back home and happens to be matched up against the very pitcher he was traded for. Latos has won his last seven starts, including two consecutive complete games. Even though Latos still holds a residency in America’s finest city, you’d be foolish to think he is not motivated to beat the Padres in their own home. Despite getting sent to a contending team with a chance to go deep in the playoffs and perhaps ev...
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