Otherwise he will never be a big game pitcher as long he continues to completely and humiliatingly meltdown every time calls don't go in his way.
I wish my head was as screwed up as Latos' when I was his age.
He got some close to bad calls, and then gave up a grand slam to one of the best players in baseball. It happens--and we wouldn't have even been in this game but for what he did in Game 1.
I think he's going to be on the Reds for a while, and be pretty good.
2013 Rotation: Cueto, Latos, Chapman, Bailey, Arroyo.
Our #4 threw a no-hitter a few weeks ago, and our #5 gave a Martinez-esque dominant playoff performance a few days ago. I think we'll be OK.
I don't think Latos melted down at all. Sure, he was displeased with a couple of bad calls but I don't think it affected his subsequent pitches. He was throwing solid pitches and the Giants hit them.
It was a matter of the Giants bunching all their hits into one inning while the Reds scattered their hits widely over the last five innings.
Carlos Zambrano melts down.
Mat Latos expresses frustration
Latos is 20 something years old. That's part of it.
As God as my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.
Latos doesn't deserve nearly the bad rep he gets for having an attitude, IMO. You see a bad attitude, I see passion. There shouldn't have even been a Game 5 for him to pitch in. Game 3 was ours to win and we blew it.
So which is it? We love his bulldog tough attitude when he takes the mound when Cueto goes down or we rip him for his attitude when the ump is clearly squeezing him?
Latos is human. He cares. He's young and he'll learn.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
He threw a cookie. He shouldn't have been in the game at that point. Mat Latos is the least of Reds' fans concerns, in my opinion.
He still reminds me of a young Don Drysdale, with all the fire, and all the stuff.
I'd get in a foxhole with him.