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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

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    When power pitchers like Latos can consistently throw breaking stuff for strikes (which Latos was able to do after the first inning), they are extremely difficult to hit. That was the biggest difference that I saw today- sliders pounding the strike zone in later innings.
    He actually never got a handle on his curve, but his sliders and his fastballs were hitting exactly where Hanigan was spotting him. He did a great job of mixing his speeds and locations, both elevation and inside/outside, but I don't think he calls his own game. I didn't see him shake off Hanigan even once. Also, he looked free and easy on his 107th pitch...if he doesn't come out for the 7th it'll be because the bullpen needs work, not because he's tired. All-in-all a great performance.

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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

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    He actually never got a handle on his curve, but his sliders and his fastballs were hitting exactly where Hanigan was spotting him. He did a great job of mixing his speeds and locations, both elevation and inside/outside, but I don't think he calls his own game. I didn't see him shake off Hanigan even once. Also, he looked free and easy on his 107th pitch...if he doesn't come out for the 7th it'll be because the bullpen needs work, not because he's tired. All-in-all a great performance.
    I agree about the curve, but I would say that the slider would be a big difference because, if I remember correctly, Latos has an elite slider according to any metric.
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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

    Might walk Bruce here to get to Heisey. Don't blame them
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    But Bruce gets antsy...
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    I agree about the curve, but I would say that the slider would be a big difference because, if I remember correctly, Latos has an elite slider according to any metric.
    Agreed. Also, I'm not sure he NEEDED to throw his curve for a strike. He got a couple big swing-and-misses on curves that dropped completely out of the zone. If we get more of this Latos throughout the season, we'll be happy Reds fans come October.

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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

    President Hoover in to pitch.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

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    President Hoover in to pitch.
    Dam.

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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

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    President Hoover in to pitch.
    Hope this doesn't signal a depression
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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

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    President Hoover in to pitch.
    Hope he doesn't suck. <like a vacuum>

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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

    Latos lets the catcher call the game for him. Hanigan must call a better game than mes at this point
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    He may be the only Reds starter that does that. Cueto, and Arroyo I kno for sure call their own game
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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

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    He may be the only Reds starter that does that. Cueto, and Arroyo I kno for sure call their own game
    Hanigan does better with Arroyo, who likes to call his own game, and Latos who likes to have the catcher call his game. That's odd. Why does Arroyo like Hanigan anyways?

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    Hanigan does better with Arroyo, who likes to call his own game, and Latos who likes to have the catcher call his game. That's odd. Why does Arroyo like Hanigan anyways?
    that is odd. IDK, some guys prefer ceartain catchers. Arroyo used Hanigan last year also instead of Hernandez
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    Re: 5/6/12 - Reds at Pirates

    That's the first hit Hoover's given up.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."


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