Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
I don't think Latos melted down at all. Sure, he was displeased with a couple of bad calls but I don't think it affected his subsequent pitches. He was throwing solid pitches and the Giants hit them.
It was a matter of the Giants bunching all their hits into one inning while the Reds scattered their hits widely over the last five innings.
IDK if his mini-meltdowns affect his performance, but I do know that they don't do him any favors in getting subsequent favorable calls from the umpire that he is showing up. It just makes them want to squeeze him even more. He needs to learn to keep his mouth shut and ignore bad calls because acknowledging the ump will just make it worse.