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Game 134 Preview: 09/03 Padres vs. Dodgers

Colin Rea makes his fifth career start for the Padres while Mat Latos makes a return to his former baseball home for the first time as a division rival.

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The Padres continue their season-long homestand this evening and open up a four-game set against the NL West leading Dodgers. One of the newest Friars, Colin Rea, will take the mound opposite one of the newest Dodgers and former Friar, Mat Latos, in the series opener tonight.

Rea made his Major League debut on August 11th and started his career strong, winning his first two starts by keeping opponents to five runs through 10 2/3 innings. The Padres offense backed him up in those first two starts as well, giving him a combined 16 runs of support. But Rea's next two starts weren't as great. He gave up nine total runs of support through nine innings, and the Padres were only able to put together four runs of support for him, resulting in two losses.

Latos made his first start with the Dodgers on August 2nd, getting a no-decision after going six innings while keeping the Angels to only one run on four hits and a walk. But he's struggled in three starts since then, giving up a combined 13 runs on 18 hits and five walks in that stretch, and he hasn't reached the five-inning mark since that very first appearance as a Dodger on August 2nd.

Overall he has an 0-2 record and 6.05 ERA as a Dodger. But his overall season hasn't gone that well either. Between the Marlins and the Dodgers, Latos is 4-9 with a 4.76 ERA in 2015. Latos has pitched relatively well against the Padres in the past, but remains without a winning decision against them. He's 0-2 with a 2.08 ERA in four career outings against his former team.

Game time: 7:10 pm PT
TV: FSSD, Fox Deportes San Diego
Radio: The Mighty 1090, La Poderosa 860