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    Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    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.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    I wish my head was as screwed up as Latos' when I was his age.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    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.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    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.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by top6 View Post
    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.
    Make that next year's Number 1 threw a no-hitter.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by HokieRed View Post
    Make that next year's Number 1 threw a no-hitter.
    You mean for the Red Sox?
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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    Carlos Zambrano melts down.

    Mat Latos expresses frustration

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling View Post
    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.
    IDK if his mini-meltdowns affect his performance, but I do know that they don't do him any favors in getting subsequent favorable calls from the umpire that he is showing up. It just makes them want to squeeze him even more. He needs to learn to keep his mouth shut and ignore bad calls because acknowledging the ump will just make it worse.
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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    Latos is 20 something years old. That's part of it.
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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    IDK if his mini-meltdowns affect his performance, but I do know that they don't do him any favors in getting subsequent favorable calls from the umpire that he is showing up. It just makes them want to squeeze him even more. He needs to learn to keep his mouth shut and ignore bad calls because acknowledging the ump will just make it worse.
    I agree with you there. Some umpires are unprofessional enough to allow a player's actions to influence their calls. Smart players won't grant them a reason to make a bad call on purpose.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    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.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    Quote Originally Posted by GoReds View Post
    I wish my head was as screwed up as Latos' when I was his age.
    My thoughts exactly

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    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.
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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    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.

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    Re: Mat Latos needs to get his head on straight.

    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.


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