Monday, July 2, 2012
Mat Latos just had what Mud Grant would call a heck of a week in the big leagues. He threw two consecutive complete games, the second and third of his career. The way I recall his first one is that he pitched the first no-hitter in Padres history but the official scorer remembered it otherwise. I usually make it a point to watch Mat's starts since I live in Reds country and I can. I missed his most recent start because, you know, the whole tornado thing, but he was ON when I watched last Monday. He struck out 12 in that one and 8 more on Saturday, giving up only a single run in each outing, lowering his season ERA by nearly a run. He was rewarded with the NL Player of the Week Award for his effort.