In my opinion Homer excels in high pressure situations, and Latos has a tendency to attempt to be too perfect and sometimes it bites him.
It's just my opinion.
Out of curiosity.... when does trying to be perfect make you a liability?
Not sure what you mean by that.
These top pick, high ceiling, young pitchers really seem to come to the majors just in love with strike outs. Don't get me wrong... they are great .... but I'd rather you mix it up a bit... trust your teammates to back you up and pitch to contact a little bit more. Games are easier on pitchers that way, you can go deeper into games, and you can throw less pitches.
On that note, I agree.... Latos every out does not have to be a SO. I'd favor a 1 pitch ground out over a 3+ pitch strike out any day of the week.
I just wanted to come over here, BEFORE the game, and wish you guys good luck. I think this should be a good series. Whatever happens, as a Pirate fan, this has been the most fun baseball season I've ever experienced. I hope it lasts at least a little bit longer.
Good luck IABucFan. I just hope we see some really well played baseball. A Reds win is the icing on the cake.
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