Mat Latos scratched due to neck stiffness
Joe Wieland and the Dodgers vs Garrett Richards and the Angels
SNLA, FS-W and ESPN will each air the game tonight at 7:05 PM PT
Richards has a record of 10 wins and 13 losses while carrying an ERA of 3.77. He has thrown one complete game, which was also a shut-out back against Boston on July 18th, using a total pitch count that day of 113. Richards was 3-3 in the month of August and has 1 win so far in September. In that time he’s tossed between 6.0 and 7.0 innings with a lone 5.0 inning game. The Angels have been providing Richards with 4.30 runs of support so far in 2015.
Latos who is lumping around an ERA of 6.56 and sporting a record of 4 wins and 9 losses, with 2 of those losses vs zero wins, coming as a Dodger. Latos gets the start today for a number of reasons I would suspect. 1) Anderson was iffy in April health wise and he’s certainly thrown up caution flags here in September. 2) The team has stated that it doesn’t want to bring up De Leon or Urias unless the situation causes them to. 3) This I just read earlier today…Donnie states that Latos deserves a shot, judging by his Angels performance right after the team acquired him. Latos went 6.0 innings that night and has failed to make it to the 5th inning in each of his next 4 starts. 4) Frias has been injured and even so, has issues of his own. 5) Bolsinger as Crash stated in his previous post, has trouble the 3rd time through the line-up.
Bear in mind that the guy gave up 4 runs before being getting the hook in his last start, then complained that yanking him was unfair due to the fact that he was just warming up. Latos who is in his 7th year as an MLB pitcher, has only three seasons with a win % over .500. (2010-2012-2013). His chances to improve in that category this year have diminished, along with whatever magical skill-set he once beheld. Warming up my ass. Toasted is more in tune with reality.
Personally, if you were to ask me…Mr Frias of (Frias, Bolsinger and Latos Inc.), if healthy, has the most upside. With Bolsinger being the most consistent. As far as Latos? Well, I believe he is todays episode of ( One of these things is not like the other ).