Marshall -- get ready, you're up next.
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
It's better than (hurting) his knee," Baker said. "The ground is hard. He kept hitting a hole out there. You could tell when he walked the pitcher that something's not right. He wanted to finish, but we said now's not the time. We have too many guys going down. We thought caution was the best."
Latos walked opposing pitcher Matt Garza, who was trying to bunt a runner to second. Latos then left in the middle of an at-bat by Alfonso Soriano.
"I'm alive and fine," Latos said. "I just put a little ice on it. I'm fine. It was just a precaution."