Im glad that's the reason they lost
Im glad that's the reason they lost
Last edited by icehole3; 06-19-2012 at 08:04 AM.
I think Mat Latos should concentrate more on hitting his spots, and less on everything else.
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That would explain a lot. They definitey were hitting like they knew what was coming.
It's against the rules to steal signs, and for good reason. The heart of the game is the chess match between pitcher and hitter over what pitch is next. Take that away, and it literally is batting practice. Not just unfair, but a really boring game, kinda like the NBA where the only drama is not if you'll score, but how. If a team is stealing your signs, even Chapman would get hit hard.
Imagine the reaction around here if Derek Lowe had said that.
Mat needs to stop making excuses and start making pitches.
I guess the stole the sign that read "hanging curve ball that isn't gonna move coming your way."
If he hadn't let so many batters make it to second base it wouldn't have been an issue. And for all I know they may have been stealing signs, but to blame a nuclear meltdown of an outing on it comes across as excuse making to me. If they really were stealing signs, there's ways to handle that without crying to the media.
So what's the excuse in his other 13 starts?
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Well, I guess we knew that Latos was a bit immature when we traded for him.
Making excuses like this is so lame though.
Before the game, the radio announcers were talking about all the different pitches Latos can throw.. hard fastball, splitter, curve, slider, cut fastball (maybe I'm missing one).. Saying basically he is an Arrroyo that can throw hard.. Well, he's got a long way to go to mature and be 1/2 the man that Arroyo is... I'm guessing he will eventually harness the talent, but we are going to have to suffer through games like this.
Honestly, if the playoffs started tommorrow, would anyone put Latos in their 3 man starting rotation? I wouldn't.. At this point, Arroyo and Homer get the nod over Latos. Maybe that changes by the end of the year.
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I'm still ok with that trade. Unless there is something physical, there was little in Latos' track record to indicate that he was not going to be a solid No. 2 starter. Lets see how it goes from here, still plenty of season left.
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It was a weird game last night. Latos wasn't getting the inside fastball called a strike (the last strike to Ludwick was called one though) nor was he getting the high breaking ball called a strike. When he missed over the plate it got turned around in rocket fashion. I have seen games like that but not often. In Latos defense it was almost like the hitters knew what was coming.
I think this is a bit extreme. With that said, however, Latos has been about what the Reds probably would have gotten out of Volquez (the throw-in to the deal) to this point. They are both having really bad years. I understand the trade was also made for the future as Latos is only 24 and Volquez soon to be 29, but Latos (like Volquez) seems to have makeup issues and now, four years in the league, doesn't appear to have IT since he peaked in 2010.
Let's be honest, the trade was also made to help for THIS year (the "all in" year) and so far it hasn't come close to doing that. Hopefully through the next 16-18 starts he rights the ship but I'm not holding my breath.
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