Padilla defeats Nats for 10th win
Catalanotto's pinch-hit single earns victory for veteran righty
WASHINGTON -- It has become a foregone conclusion that Josh Hamilton will represent the Rangers at the All-Star Game in Yankee Stadium next month. The mystery is which, if any, of his teammates will be joining him.Vicente Padilla is making a strong case to be included on the list of candidates. His fastball has been terrific, his command and location have been on target, he has kept his mercurial composure in tough situations and his run support would be the envy of any pitcher. Throw them all together, and Padilla is very much looking like an All-Star possibility, staff ace, 20-game winner -- whatever moniker or label there is to toss out there.
T.R. Sullivan is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.