Season in review about nothing: Mat Latos, ‘The Watch.’

Mat Latos
This is Part 29 of a series in which every member of the 2015 Dodgers has his season juxtaposed with an episode of the greatest sitcom of all-time. Don’t take it too seriously.

Mat Latos, RHP

Key stats: 0-3, 6.66 earned-run average in six games (five starts)

Seinfeld episode: “The Watch” (Season 4, Episode 6)

Key quote: “Look, I happen to know how much that watch cost. It’s a sixty
dollar watch, you paid forty to get it fixed. That’s a hundred dollars. I’m
offering you two hundred!”

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Dodgers send Jim Johnson home as playoffs begin.

Jim Johnson

Right-handed pitcher Jim Johnson allowed 21 runs in 18 2/3 innings as a Dodger. He will not be on the 25-man roster for the National League Division Series. (Getty Images)

While the Dodgers wait to release their official 25-man roster for the National League Division Series, one reliever has been ruled out for the first round of the playoffs: Jim Johnson.

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Dodgers release Mat Latos.

DENVER — The Dodgers released Mat Latos today, officially ending his brief tenure with the team. Latos had been designated for assignment Sept. 17.

Acquired to boost the Dodgers’ injury-depleted starting rotation at the trade deadline, Latos was 0-3 with a 6.66 earned-run average in six games. He was demoted to the bullpen twice during his six weeks with the club. A free agent at the end of the season, the Dodgers were already on the hook for about one-third of Latos’ 2015 salary of $9.4 million.

Right-hander Mike Bolsinger, who is starting today’s game against the Colorado Rockies, essentially took Latos’ place in the Dodgers’ starting rotation. Bolsinger is 6-4 with a 3.26 ERA in 19 starts this season.

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Game 144: ‘We pretty much ran out of guys.’

The Colorado Rockies beat the Dodgers on Nolan Arenado‘s home run off Mat Latos in the 16th inning. The game lasted 5 hours and 23 minutes and set a record for the most players used by two teams in a single game (58). The Dodgers used 28 players.

The box score is here. The photo gallery is here.

Hamstring injuries are nothing new, but this year they arrived in a bunch.

In addition to the single-game record for most players used by two teams, the teams used a record 24 pitchers (previous: 21, Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore 9/30/2006, an 18-inning game). The Dodgers’ 11 pitchers and 28 players, and the Rockies’ 13 pitchers and 30 players, are all new franchise records.

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