Re: The excellence of Mat Latos
Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
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.
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