So, great game by Latos today so I took a casual look at the Reds starter's stats.
Bailey and Latos have had nearly identical years, with Bailey actually being better in regards to BB's and hits. They have just about the same OPS against .680 for Latos, .675 for Bailey. BAA .245 for Latos, .244 for Bailey.
Latos has given up 62 runs 54 ER. Bailey 69 and 67.
Both have been very, very good this year. All these numbers show it.
ERA? pfft. I mean I'll still look, but I no longer take it as the gospel that a pitcher is pitching well like I would have when I was younger. I barely grasp advanced metrics. But I like the top level ones like OPS, WHIP H/9 etc. Easy enough to grasp, simple components that allow me to look a little deeper without breaking out a calculator.