Results tagged ‘ Mat Latos ’
Zack Cozart goes 4 for 5 and became a very hot topic on twitter today during the game. He was doing great at the plate and in the field (except for the throwing error). Joey Votto went 2 for 3 with 2 walks and a very nice home run. Brandon Phillips went 2 for 4 with 1 walk and 2 runs batted in. Mat Latos went 6.2 innings allowing 8 hits, 4 earned runs with 1 walk and 4 strike outs. Mets players were hitting the ball pretty good off of him today but Reds players were making great plays behind him in order to keep the game close.
One of my favorite things to do now while I watch a Reds game is to keep an eye on twitter. It is amazing how quickly a fan can tweet their thoughts during a play (good or bad). For me, it adds even more excitement to the game. Just to see tons of fans announce a home run in their own words on twitter is a lot of fun to watch. If you have never watched a Reds game and been on twitter at the same time, I highly recommend it but be very careful what you say or retweet, some people might attack you.
Mat Latos starts it all off for the Cincinnati Reds today in the second half of this great 2012 season. I am hoping for a no hitter but if that can’t happen a 2 hit shut out will be fine too.
PA H HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Rafael Furcal 18 7 0 2 1 4 .412 .444 .529 .974 Jon Jay 9 5 0 0 1 1 .625 .667 .750 1.417 Matt Holliday 8 2 0 4 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500 Tyler Greene 7 1 0 0 2 3 .200 .429 .200 .629 Carlos Beltran 6 3 3 4 2 0 .750 .833 3.000 3.833 Skip Schumaker 5 2 0 0 1 0 .500 .600 .750 1.350 Allen Craig 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 Daniel Descalso 3 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000 David Freese 3 2 0 2 0 1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667 Adam Wainwright 2 1 1 1 0 0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500 Matt Carpenter 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Kyle Lohse 1 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 Total 66 24 4 13 7 12 .414 .477 .724 1.201
Tuesday 4/24, 7:10 PM ET at Great American Ball Park will be the first Giants vs. Reds series in 2012. Matt Cain will pitch for the Giants while Mat Latos pitches for the Reds. [Probables]
“Cain has thrown nine shutout innings in each of his last two starts, and he’s struck out 15 batters while only allowing four baserunners via walk and hit in that span.” [Source] [vs. Reds] [Career Stats] [Pitch f/x]
I am watching the double-header today with New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants and from what I have seen so far, the Giants are hitting great and pitching even better. I had a good laugh when the announcers were talking about how bad Tim Lincecum is pitching. He allowed a lot of walks but got some great strikeouts also. They were very vocal on his control issues but I still thought he did pretty good in the first game of the two today. Lincecum went 5 innings allowing 4 hits, 1 run with 5 BB and 8 SO. [Source]
Mat Latos is looking to get his first win this season and hopefully he can go deeper into the game with some run support this time around. I think if the Reds can get some good runs for him to start the game he should be able to keep the game close in order to get his first win of 2012. [vs. Giants] [Career Stats] [Pitch F/X]
Are people still second guessing the intentions of the Cincinnati Reds Front Office? I’m not! First they re-signed Joey Votto and then Brandon Phillips all in the same year! To tell you the truth I knew something was different when Walt Jocketty signed Ryan Madson and traded for Mat Latos and Sean Marshall but many didn’t think it meant anything. All I can really say right now is; WOW!!! Thank you Bob!
If this doesn’t put fans in the stands I really don’t know what will.
I have everything set up and I am ready for another great season of Cincinnati Reds Baseball. 2012 was a very busy offseason for the Reds and now it is time to find out if the moves made will produce a championship. Mat Latos, Sean Marshall and Ryan Madson were the three big additions to the team this offseason. While Ramon Hernandez and Francisco Cordero were two big players that left due to free agency.
This offseason has been great for Cincinnati Reds fans and when Spring Training begins we will get a good look at the team Walt Jocketty and his front office have put together. Mat Latos, Sean Marshall and Ryan Madson are just a few new faces that we can expect to see in 2012. With Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder now in the American League most of us are wondering if that will have a huge effect on their former teams, St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers. Will Cincinnati be able to take first in the National League Central and will they have the right players to make the playoffs and even the World Series? Only time will tell and most of us are ready for the season to begin right now.
I wanted to have some fun and see what everyone thought about some of these questions. I could have started a poll for each but would rather have comments so then you can discuss your decisions.
What will come first in 2012?
Mat Latos getting a no-hitter or Mat Latos getting a home run?
Johnny Cueto 20 wins or Johnny Cueto 200 IP?
Ryan Madson 40 saves or Ryan Madson 90 SO?
Ryan Ludwick 20 HR or Ryan Ludwick 120 SO?
Joey Votto 120 hits or Joey Votto 20 HR?
Jay Bruce 25 HR or Jay Bruce 100 SO?
Drew Stubbs 125 SO or Drew Stubbs 25 SB?
Mike Leake 15 wins or Mike Leake 125 SO?
Bronson Arroyo 215 IP or Bronson Arroyo allowing 30 HR?
Cincinnati Reds 20 wins or Cincinnati Reds 20 losses?