Found June 19, 2013 on
Red Hot Mama:
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 pitcher last night, Mat Latos, had something to say about it after the game, though. From the story on Reds. com:
“I think it’s time that somebody steps up and starts disciplining the team that’s drilled the most guys in the league,” Latos said after the game. “They’ve hit a lot of guys, whether it’s intentional or it’s by accident. Something has got to be done about it.”
It’s easy for me not to mind the HBPs myself, seeing as I’m not on the bruised end of the ball, but Brandon Phillips just finally made it back after having to sit out from an HBP. It’s all fun and games until our All-Stars can’t play.
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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...
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...
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.
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...
I'm not particuarly interested in the Pirates-Reds HBP shenanigans that have gone on over the last two seasons. It seems pretty obvious to me that the Reds are the schoolyard bully of the NL Central, particularly when it comes to Aroldis Chapman and Dusty Baker. I don't know that they're particularly far into the Pirates' heads in the way that the Brewers seemed to...
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...