Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mat Latos won't wilt

Today at Great American Ballpark, it was hot and humid. The Cincinnati Reds were hosting the Colorado Rockies. The game turned out to be a slugfest. The Reds and the Rockies slammed nine home runs. That was a single game record for Great American Ballpark.

Reds starter Mat Latos gave up five home runs. But there's a baseball adage about giving up home runs. Don't put guys on base in front of them. That's what Latos did. And he fought through a hot summer afternoon to keep the Reds in the game. Result? Reds win 7-5 off the power of four Reds home runs. Latos went seven and one third innings to earn the win.

The Reds now sit at first place in the NL Central. They are one and one half games ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals. The Reds are seven games over five hundred.

Here's the story with video.

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