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Mat Latos throws six scoreless innings in 2014 debut

Jun 15, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

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Reds right-hander Mat Latos finally made his 2014 season debut on Saturday evening. And it was good.

Latos, who missed all of April and May due to calf, knee, and elbow issues, struck out four batters and surrendered only two hits over six scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Brewers at Milwaukee’s Miller Park. He left the game at 87 pitches with the Reds leading 1-0. Unfortunately the Cincinnati bullpen couldn’t keep the visiting team on top. has highlights from the 4-2 Brewers win.

Latos, among the most underrated front-line pitchers in baseball, owns a 3.27 ERA (121 ERA+) in 426 innings since joining the Reds before the start of the 2012 season. He’ll get the Blue Jays next.

  1. hoopmatch - Jun 15, 2014 at 11:17 AM

    Who says he’s underrated? What properly-rated pitchers would you say are his equals, Drew?

  2. metalhead65 - Jun 15, 2014 at 12:46 PM

    this guy could be unbeatable if he got his head on straight. he was cruising until he did not get the strike calls he should have in his last inning. as always he lost his temper and his concentration and gave up a double and if it was not for a great play by hamilton would have given up a run. instead of being happy he walks off the field shaking his head over the calls. grow up and stop costing yourself and the reds wins!

    • thehakko936 - Jun 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM

      What? Did you actually watch the game? It is a huge stretch to say ANYTHING Latos did cost the Reds that game. Did you see what the combination of Ondrusek, Parra, and Hoover did?

      • metalhead65 - Jun 15, 2014 at 1:55 PM

        did you see him lose control when he did not get the calls? he had to pitch longer which meant he had to leave the game earlier and as a result ondrusek and hoover blew it for him. arguing with the ump never gets you a call and he could have grooved one down the middle of the plate and if the guy did not swing at it the ump would have called it a ball after his histrionics.

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