Mat Latos and Colin Rea, a pair of pitchers looking for consistency, will take the mound as the Dodgers and Padres open a four-game series at Petco Park on Thursday.
Latos has struggled since joining the Dodgers in a Trade Deadline deal with the Marlins. He's 0-2 with a 6.05 ERA in four starts with Los Angeles and was moved to the bullpen for 16 days before his previous start. Latos hasn't made it through the fifth inning in any of his last three starts -- throwing no more than 86 pitches.
Steve Bourbon is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.