"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
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.
"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."
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.