Box Score Bits: Latos on fire, Chacin cools
May, 14, 2010
By Eric Karabell | ESPN.com
• San Diego Padres right-hander Mat Latos twirled a one-hit shutout Thursday in San Francisco, fanning six Giants in a 1-0 win over Jonathan Sanchez, who also pitched well. Latos is solidifying his place as one of baseball's top young arms, having thrown 17 scoreless innings with three hits and no walks allowed in his past two starts. He's owned in 58.1 percent of ESPN leagues.
• Another exciting, young right-hander, Colorado Rockies rookie Jhoulys Chacin, allowed his first runs of the season, giving up a Ryan Zimmerman two-run home run in the first inning Thursday, then another Zimmerman home run later. Chacin allowed six runs in five innings to the Washington Nationals, all while being one of fantasy's most-added players. Chacin should be better next time around.