Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Going into his start tonight, the Tattoed One has lost three consecutive starts for the first time in his career. Previous to this mini-skid he set a major league record for consistent goodness -- 15 consecutive outings of at least five innings with two runs or fewer allowed...Entering tonight, the Padres are 26-12 against the NL Central and 5-1 against the Cubs, who've lost nine of their last 11 games against San Diego. Recent history is also on the side of San Diego's NFL team, but not if it continues to part like the Red Sea for return specialists...One other thing about Latos. He didn't get his first tattoo until he was 18. He estimates he's paid 30 visits to a tattoo artist. And here I thought it was just longtime newspaper hacks who are ink-stained wretches.