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top6
10-07-2012, 01:45 AM
Just saw the thread on Brandon (who is also awesome), but doesn't Latos deserve his own thread? Just amazing how he was so eager to get in the game, and then to pitch that well. I thought it was an amazing performance--first Cincy post-season win (in any pro spot) in 15++ years.

HeatherC1212
10-07-2012, 01:48 AM
Mat Latos = rockstar and all out STUD :thumbup:

dougdirt
10-07-2012, 01:49 AM
It is all because of Cat Latos.

George Foster
10-07-2012, 01:51 AM
Actually we are lucky he packed his spikes...seriously. He was not scheduled to pitch until tuesday.

I love the attitude, love the fire in his belly.

traderumor
10-07-2012, 01:53 AM
He was pulling his elbows before Cueto left the field. I have not historically had a "favorite" player, but he's working on me making an exception. Talent and attitude, awesome competitor and teammate. :beerme::beerme:

dougdirt
10-07-2012, 01:54 AM
Actually we are lucky he packed his spikes...seriously. He was not scheduled to pitch until tuesday.

I love the attitude, love the fire in his belly.

Nah, at some point on the road he knew he would be throwing a side session. They were going to be with him.

Brutus
10-07-2012, 02:20 AM
The thing that impressed me about tonight is that he clearly didn't have his usual stuff, but he still battled and got the job done under the circumstances. That was a great effort out of him.

Phhhl
10-07-2012, 02:42 AM
Dallas needs to be proud of her husband tonignt. What a gut-check effort! Depending on what happens from this point, what Mat did last night could have historical signifigance. The Reds are very fortunate to have more than one number one. I think the Padres were remiss to miscalculate what beats within the chest of Mat Latos, and the Reds are the benefactors. I am convinced this guy would walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball after what I just saw. I have never been more proud of the Reds.

reds44
10-07-2012, 03:28 AM
The thing that impressed me about tonight is that he clearly didn't have his usual stuff, but he still battled and got the job done under the circumstances. That was a great effort out of him.
Yep, exactly.

Big Klu
10-07-2012, 03:59 AM
Latos reminds me of a young Curt Schilling. He's a horse now, but in about 4-5 years he's going to be a monster! Definite #1 makeup.

KittyDuran
10-07-2012, 07:32 AM
Latos reminds me of a young Curt Schilling. He's a horse now, but in about 4-5 years he's going to be a monster! Definite #1 makeup.

The man himself thinks so too!
https://twitter.com/gehrig38/status/254789847695360000

Raisor
10-07-2012, 07:45 AM
Plus, he just helped me win the 2015 World Series in ootp13.

Lead the league in ERA with 220 IP.

dman
10-07-2012, 03:22 PM
In my time of watching MLB baseball, the only pitching performance I've ever watched that rivaled this was the 2001 Arizona Diamondbacks in Games 7 of the World Series when Randy Johnson came on in relief, although not even close to being a situation like the Reds were in last night.

dougdirt
10-07-2012, 03:23 PM
Most clutch hold in the history of the playoffs.

The Operator
10-07-2012, 03:32 PM
It also reminded me a little of Game 2 of 1990 WS when Jack Armstrong came in and pitched 3 or 4 strong innings after the A's knocked around Danny Jackson.

This is certainly way more impressive though. I'm pretty sure Armstrong was in the postseason bullpen anyway, having your Game 3 starter step up and do that is incredible.

The Reds went after the right guy.

Caveat Emperor
10-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Latos reminds me of a young Curt Schilling. He's a horse now, but in about 4-5 years he's going to be a monster! Definite #1 makeup.

Overheard this exact same observation at one of the Vegas sports books last night.

Brutus
10-07-2012, 05:36 PM
I also think the Schilling comp is an excellent one.

OnBaseMachine
10-08-2012, 01:08 PM
What a gutsy performance that was by Latos. I loved the trade when it was made and obviously still do. I love his attitude. He wanted the ball immediately after Cueto left the game. Like someone else said, he didn't have anywhere near his best stuff but he went out there and threw 4 innings of 1 run ball on three days rest and helped save the bullpen. I love the comparison to Curt Schilling.

NJReds
10-08-2012, 04:00 PM
What a gutsy performance that was by Latos. I loved the trade when it was made and obviously still do. I love his attitude. He wanted the ball immediately after Cueto left the game. Like someone else said, he didn't have anywhere near his best stuff but he went out there and threw 4 innings of 1 run ball on three days rest and helped save the bullpen. I love the comparison to Curt Schilling.

I loved that Latos wanted the ball. He had thrown a side session and done his weightlifting that day, so there was no way he'd be 100%, but he was able to gut it out and give the Reds 4 innings.

Scrap Irony
10-08-2012, 07:28 PM
I love the comparison to Curt Schilling.

I'd love even more if he turns into Curt Schilling for a decade or so.

MWM
10-08-2012, 08:46 PM
Most clutch hold in the history of the playoffs.

Pedro Martinez vs Cleveland?

Caveat Emperor
10-08-2012, 08:52 PM
Pedro Martinez vs Cleveland?

Randy Johnson G7 of the 2001 World Series.

The Voice of IH
10-10-2012, 08:38 PM
LET'S GO LATOS

LET'S GO REDS



I Believe.

reds44
10-10-2012, 08:40 PM
Randy Johnson G7 of the 2001 World Series.
Weren't they losing that game?

Redhook
10-10-2012, 08:43 PM
LET'S GO LATOS

LET'S GO REDS



I Believe.

:beerme: