Last night, Mat Latos struck out 13 Brewers and went the distance. He became the first Reds' pitcher since Ron Villone (2000) to record at least thirteen Ks in a complete game effort. He became just the 33rd pitcher in Reds history to strike out 13 or more in a game - joining the likes of Vander Meer, Soto and a lot of Jim Maloneys. And, OK, Edinson Volquez. Volquez, who is admittedly still beating Latos in both regular and park/league-adjusted ERA, has yet to pitch a game this season as brilliant as Latos did last night. Last night was a guided tour of why the Reds gave up Volquez and more for Mat Latos - the belief that he has the kind of talent to do that more than once in a season. Without doing this hardly ever.
Latos Being Latos
Red Reporter | Jun 26