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Padres Interview: A different Justin Germano

Justin Germano

Washington, D.C.-- Despite posting some solid numbers in the San Diego minor league system, Justin Germano struggled in his brief stint with the Padres in 2004 going 1-2 with an 8.86 ERA. This time - things are different.

The knock on Germano, 24, was he tried to be too precise with his pitches, which frequently resulted in him being behind in the count and forced him to throw a relatively straight fastball for strikes, which was hammered. In 2005, Germano was again posting solid numbers in Portland but the Padres needed to make a move for a third baseman and traded Germano along with right-hander Travis Chick to...

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