By Jon Weisman
Mat Latos makes his fourth start for the Dodgers tonight, and first since August 13.
Latos’ first outing for Los Angeles was solid in how he allowed only one run over six innings August 2 to the Angels, but that was with one strikeout. That was followed by a strikeout-free four innings August 8 at Pittsburgh.
Against the Reds on August 13, Latos struck out seven and allowed no hits in the first two innings, but Cincinnati racked up five runs (four earned) and seven hits over the next 2 2/3 frames to knock Latos out.
Pitching against the Cubs on July 5 while still with Miami, Latos threw seven innings of one-hit ball, walking two, hitting one and striking out seven.