Cincinnati at San Diego

San Diego
W: E. Volquez (2-0) L: M. Latos (0-1)
S: F. Cordero (2)
HR: CIN - J. Gomes (3),C. Heisey (1)   SD - None

Reds 3, Padres 2 wire reports

SAN DIEGO -- Mat Latos' season debut for the San Diego Padres ended the same way his final five starts of 2010 did -- with a loss.

Otherwise, the ace said he felt fine after being activated from the 15-day disabled list.

"I can't complain about anything," Latos said after giving up two homers in a 3-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night. "I went out there and did exactly what I wanted to do. I didn't want a repeat of spring training."

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Latos developed a sore right shoulder late in spring training.

He allowed a two-run homer to Chris Heisey and a solo shot by Jonny Gomes.

The homers got Edinson Volquez (2-0) off the hook after another rough first inning. He allowed two runs, making it nine combined in the opening inning in his first three starts. Volquez allowed only one more hit in the next five innings. He finished with five strikeouts and two walks.

Latos (0-1) started strongly with five strikeouts in his first three innings. He got out of a first-inning jam when he struck out Gomes to strand runners on first and second.

But Latos threw a 1-1 hanging curveball to Gomes with two outs in the fourth and he drove it into the balcony on the second level of the Western Metal Supply Co. brick warehouse in the left-field corner for his third homer.

The Reds went ahead 3-2 in the fifth when Heisey hit a high fastball into the seats in left, his first. Paul Janish was aboard on a one-out walk.

"I made two mistakes in the whole ballgame," Latos said. "Everything feels fine. Everything feels great. The feels 100 percent."

Latos went six innings, allowing three runs and four hits, with seven strikeouts and two walks.

"I thought he threw the ball well," manager Bud Black said. "His stuff was good. Good velocity, had a good crispness to his breaking ball and a good changeup."

Latos left after throwing 94 pitches.

"He was bearing down on 100 pitches," Black said. "I just thought it was time. He didn't need to throw 110, 115 pitches his first start of the season."

Volquez allowed singles to Will Venable and Orlando Hudson and walked Chase Headley to open the Padres' first. He hit Ryan Ludwick in the back to bring in a run and Brad Hawpe followed with a sacrifice fly.

Volquez's first-inning ERA is 27.00. His ERA after the first is 1.38.

Francisco Cordero pitched the ninth for his second save in as many chances.


Dusty Baker won his 250th game as Reds manager, making him the 11th skipper in big league history with at least 250 wins for three different teams. He won 840 games with the San Francisco Giants and 322 with the Chicago Cubs. He's 23rd on the all time list with 1,412. ... To make room for Latos, the Padres optioned LHP Wade LeBlanc back to Triple-A Tucson. LeBlanc was recalled on Sunday as bullpen depth in the wake of the Padres having to finish Friday night's rain-delayed game before their regularly scheduled game Saturday night. ... Padres lefty Clayton Richard is scheduled to start Tuesday night against Sam LeCure. Richard pitched just one inning Friday night against Los Angeles before a rain delay of 1 hour, 34 minutes. Black felt the delay was too long to send Richard back out.

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Players of the Game

C. Heisey
AB 4
R 1
H 1
HR 1
San Diego

O. Hudson
AB 4
R 1
H 2
HR 0

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Chris Heisey, CF-LF4112010 .267
Brandon Phillips, 2B3020100 .410
Joey Votto, 1B3010112 .444
Scott Rolen, 3B3000022 .265
Jonny Gomes, LF4111014 .231
    Bill Bray, P0000000 .000
    Francisco Cordero, P0000000 .000
Jay Bruce, RF4000010 .211
Ramon Hernandez, C4000020 .217
Paul Janish, SS3100120 .400
Edinson Volquez, P2000021 .000
   a- Miguel Cairo, PH1000000 .286
    Jordan Smith, P0000000 .000
    Drew Stubbs, CF0000000 .237
a-grounded out for Volquez in the 7th
HR - Chris Heisey (1, Latos), Jonny Gomes (3, Latos)
RBI - Chris Heisey 2 (7), Jonny Gomes (9)
2-OUT RBI - Chris Heisey 2 (4), Jonny Gomes (2)
SB - Brandon Phillips (2, 2nd base off Latos/Hundley)
CS - Joey Votto (1, 2nd base by Latos/Hundley)
Team LOB - 5
DP - Janish-B. Phillips-Votto, Janish-B. Phillips-Votto, Hernandez-B. Phillips
Cincinnati Reds
Edinson Volquez (W,2-0) 6322350 5.82
Jordan Smith (H,1) 1.1100010 1.42
Bill Bray (H,2) 0.2000010 0.00
Francisco Cordero (S,2) 1100010 2.25
HBP - Ludwick (by Edinson Volquez)
Pitches-Strikes - Edinson Volquez 88-53, Jordan Smith 18-13, Bill Bray 11-8, Francisco Cordero 21-12
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Edinson Volquez 7-3, Jordan Smith 2-1, Francisco Cordero 1-1
Batters Faced - Edinson Volquez 22, Jordan Smith 5, Bill Bray 1, Francisco Cordero 4
San Diego Padres
Will Venable, RF3120000 .179
   a- Jorge Cantu, PH1000011 .211
    Pat Neshek, P0000000 .000
Orlando Hudson, 2B4120011 .313
Chase Headley, 3B2000211 .250
Ryan Ludwick, LF3001012 .107
Brad Hawpe, 1B3001011 .154
Nick Hundley, C3000011 .393
Cameron Maybin, CF2000120 .258
Alberto Gonzalez, SS3010001 .300
Mat Latos, P2000000 .000
    Ernesto Frieri, P0000000 .000
    Chad Qualls, P0000000 .000
   b- Chris Denorfia, PH-RF1000000 .143
a-struck out for Venable in the 8th
b-hit into fielder's choice-bunting for Qualls in the 8th
2B - Alberto Gonzalez (1, Smith)
SF - Brad Hawpe (1)
RBI - Ryan Ludwick (4), Brad Hawpe (1)
SB - Orlando Hudson 2 (4, 2nd base off Volquez/Hernandez, 2nd base off Cordero/Hernandez)
CS - Will Venable (2, 2nd base by Volquez/Hernandez), Chris Denorfia (1, 2nd base by Bray/Hernandez)
Team LOB - 3
San Diego Padres
Mat Latos (L,0-1) 6433272 4.50
Ernesto Frieri 1.1100130 3.60
Chad Qualls 0.2000010 0.00
Pat Neshek 1000010 3.38
HBP - Rolen (by Mat Latos)
Pitches-Strikes - Mat Latos 94-58, Ernesto Frieri 28-17, Chad Qualls 7-5, Pat Neshek 15-11
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Mat Latos 4-6, Ernesto Frieri 1-0
Batters Faced - Mat Latos 24, Ernesto Frieri 6, Chad Qualls 2, Pat Neshek 3
Game Information
Attendance - 18022
Game Time - 2:53
Temperature - 63
Umpires - Home - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Paul Schrieber