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There is a poll question being posed to readers over on ESPN.com that essentially asks which pitcher they believe is more likely to suffer their first loss of the season.
Respondents have the choice to choose between Boston's Clay Bucholz, Arizona's Patrick Corbin, Detroit's Max Scherzer, and Cincinnati's Mat Latos. Surprisingly, nearly half the country expects Latos to see his unblemished record come to an end first.
It should be noted that Latos is the only one from that group pitching Tuesday night.
Bucholz, Corbin, and Scherzer aren't scheduled to pitch again until Saturday. So, maybe the folks are just playing the odds here.
If Latos can sneak past the Pirates with either a win or a no-decision Tuesday, than you have got to love his chances of proving the country wrong.
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Mat Latos has gone 21 consecutive starts without losing.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have never beaten him.
The right-hander looks to keep both streaks going as the Cincinnati Reds host the Pirates on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-0, 3.08 ERA) has not lost since Aug. 24, 2012, but he's looking to bounce back from one of his worst starts of the season. Though he left after six innings with...
CINCINNATI The streak had to come to an end at some point. Mat Latos had gone to the mound 21 times for the Reds since last Aug. 24 without taking an L next to his name.
Tuesday night the Pirates scored three runs off of Latos in their first six batters and the Reds offense never retaliated in a 4-0 Pittsburgh victory. Latos wasnt comfortable coming out of the bullpen and took...
Mat Latos didn't so much mind his long streak ending. A pitch that plunked his teammate left a mark he won't quickly forget.
Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-1) hadn't lost a regular-season...
Reds pitcher Mat Latos revealed after Tuesday night's 4-0 loss against Pittsburgh that he had been fined by Major League Baseball for hitting Pirates second baseman Neil Walker on June 2.
It is part of the on-going beaning war that has been going on between the two teams since last season.
Pirates starter Charlie Morton hit Reds centerfielder Shin-Soo Choo with the first...
Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-1) hadn't lost a regular-season game since last August, setting a club-record streak of avoiding defeat. He couldn't overcome Pittsburgh's three-run...
The Cincinnati Reds have had a hard time coming up with big hits in clutch situations lately.
Pittsburgh's Jeff Locke, who continues to surprise, will try to extend Cincinnati's woes Wednesday night at Great American Ball Park.
The Pirates (42-29) ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 straight regular-season starts without a loss - despite his nine strikeouts in five innings...
CINCINNATI (AP) -- Pedro Alvarez singled home a pair of runs in the first inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended Mat Latos' streak of 21 regular-season starts without a loss, beating the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 on Tuesday night.
Latos (6-1) hadn't lost a regular-season game since last August, setting a club-record streak of avoiding defeat. He couldn't overcome Pittsburgh...
Pirates (41-29) at Reds (43-28)
7:10 PM–Great American Ball Park, Cincinnati
The Bucs look to bounce back in game two of this week’s four game set with the Reds at GABP. Hopefully this series is just like every other four game series the Pirates have played this year – lose the first game, win the next three.
The big question leading up to this one...
Let’s everyone just cool down a little, huh? No need to air our dirty elephants in the room in public.
Shin-Soo Choo leads the league in receiving HBPs (19 this season) and the Pirates lead the majors in delivering them (37 this season). So maybe it was no surprise when Choo was hit in the leg by the first pitch of last night’s game. Maybe it was inevitable.
The Reds’ starting...