Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
I don't think he lost his cool. He showed a little dissatisfaction with getting squeezed on the strikezone, but he didn't blow up or lose focus.
Other than that one bad inning he was excellent once again. It was unfortunate that the Giants strung all their offensive production together in one inning, whereas the Reds had more offensive production but spread it evenly over several innings. If your team only gets 4 hits in an entire game but gets them all in one inning you could still score more runs than a team that gets 15 hits but spreads them out over all 9 innings. You can hit better than your opponent and still lose because of the timing. That's baseball.
In that one bad inning Latos got squeezed by the umpire, his defense made an error that allowed a run and cost him an out, he left one or two pitches up in the zone and he got beaten by the NL MVP like lots of other pitchers have this year. He wasn't that bad. I don't think that inning proves that he is immature, has poor character, a bad attitude or emotional problems.
This x100. It always seems like emotion is defined as either competitive fire or "losing your cool" after the fact based on what happened. Some things didn't go his way and an MVP smashed a decent fastball 430 feet. He didn't throw a tantrum and walk home three runs. Had Posey grounded out there, we'd all be saying what a bulldog Latos was.