Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
6-4-3! Latos needed that DP.
Excellent double play. At first I thought that was another RBI single up the middle.
Valdez error cost the Reds that inning, but Latos gave up a couple of hard hit balls. Need to watch him, game is now close.
Reds coming up bottom six with Frazier to lead off.
Cards-Pirates still scoreless.
Volstad still in for the Cubs. Frazier up gets ahead 2-0. Foul. Swing and miss.
Liner to third, one down.
More runs would be nice. Shouldn't be this close in a Latos vs. Volstad matchup.
Now Valdez, the hitting hero and defensive culprit.
Bounds out to pitcher.
Hanigan up, full count, Volstad approaching 100 pitches, Ryan grounds to third. 4-3 game through six.
I'll do one more half inning of PBP.
Volstad at 98 pitches, Latos at 84 through six innings.
Leadoff walk. Not good.
Top 7, 4-3 Reds lead.
Latos still out there, facing Jackson, Clevenger, pitcher's spot.
Jackson goes 2-2 count. Now full.
Latos got hit pretty hard toward the end of that last inning.
I would get a reliever up and would have no patience here.