--RHP Mat Latos allowed three runs on four hits over six innings Monday night in his injury-delayed season debut. Latos was activated from the 15-day disabled earlier in the day after being out with bursitis in his shoulder. His velocity peaked at 97 mph Monday with his fastball usually in the 94-96 range. All three runs came on homers hit by Cincinnati's Jonny Gomes and Chris Heisey (two-run game winner in the top of the fifth).
--LHP Wade LeBlanc was returned to Class AAA Tucson on Monday morning, less than 24 hours after he had been recalled to address a shortage in the Padres bullpen following the 11-inning, rain-suspended game Friday/Saturday. RHP Mat Latos took LeBlanc's spot on the roster.
--RF Will Venable went 2-for-3 Monday night after entering the game with a .120 average. He is hitting .400 (14-for-35) lifetime against the Reds.
--C Nick Hundley went 0-for-3 Monday to see his seven-game hitting streak snapped. The seven-game streak was the second longest of Hundley's career behind a pair of nine-game streaks.
--After the Dodgers stole 10 bases in the three-game weekend series, C Nick Hundley and backup C Rob Johnson were out early Monday afternoon working with former catcher Brad Ausmus on throws to second. Hundley threw out one of the two Reds who ran Monday night.
BY THE NUMBERS
2.79 -- Padres' staff ERA over the first nine games of the season.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I made two mistakes the whole ballgame. Everything felt fine. My arm felt fine. I was a little bit nervous before the game. I was excited to get out there and compete in front of the fans." -- Padres RHP Mat Latos, who gave up two homers to the Reds Monday night and suffered the loss in his injury-delayed 2011 debut.
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