Originally Posted by Plus Plus
When power pitchers like Latos can consistently throw breaking stuff for strikes (which Latos was able to do after the first inning), they are extremely difficult to hit. That was the biggest difference that I saw today- sliders pounding the strike zone in later innings.
He actually never got a handle on his curve, but his sliders and his fastballs were hitting exactly where Hanigan was spotting him. He did a great job of mixing his speeds and locations, both elevation and inside/outside, but I don't think he calls his own game. I didn't see him shake off Hanigan even once. Also, he looked free and easy on his 107th pitch...if he doesn't come out for the 7th it'll be because the bullpen needs work, not because he's tired. All-in-all a great performance.