Found May 06, 2012 on
The bats for the Cincinnati Reds went quiet on Saturday night vs. the Pirates but they came to life Sunday afternoon as the Reds won 5-0 and took the series from Pittsburgh. Mat Latos struck out a career high 11 batters on Sunday and looked like the frontline starting pitcher the Reds traded for this offseason.
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In this week’s show:
Latos, Leake and Cueto getting it done in Pittsburgh
What’s going on with the bats, some days good, some days downright ugly
Miguel Cairo is scheduled to come off the DL on Monday May 7th, what move SHOULD the Reds make?
Can Johnny Cueto win the Cy Young?
Big thanks to Jason Harbison and the Redlegs Radio Report in Bowling Green, KY for having our very own Seubs on their show this past Saturday morning!
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The Reds took the rubber game in the series with the Pirates to the tun of 5-0. Mat Latos was starting, so it’s little wonder he put in a shut-out performance. I mean, everyone’s been saying he sucks in April, and the calendar page has flipped. The curse is lifted for another year.
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In his first start in May, Latos, who is horrible, just horrible, in his career in April, had his best start as … [visit site to read more]
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mat Latos spent Sunday morning trying to quell a queasy stomach.
All the Cincinnati right-hander really needed was a little bit of defensive help and an overpowering fastball.
Feeling lightheaded and chugging Gatorade, Latos fought off the bug and a shaky first inning to strike out a career-high 11 and lead the Reds to a 5-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates...
Mat Latos has had a pretty crappy run in Cincinnati so far...well, up until yesterday. Latos through six shutout innings against the Pirates, allowing two hits and three walks and striking out 11 in the process. Latos only has thrown one other shutout appearance thusfar this season, two starts ago against the Giants. However, that start was much less impressive, due to the only...
After taking two of three from the Pirates, the Reds find themselves 2.5 games behind the Cardinals in the division and 1 game over .500.
Mat Latos looked shaky from the start. After loading the bases in the first with two walks and a hit batter, he had to pitch his way out of the jam with 1 out in the inning. After that Latos caught fire and ended up with 11 strikeouts and no runs...
That was a great game last night, wasn’t it?
Johnny Cueto was awesome. Again. And the offense actually showed up. It felt like it was the first time in forever that the offense wasn’t rained out. How nice that it gave the Cincinnati Reds their first time above .500 since April 8.
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Johnny Cueto is developing into an ace. That's no accident.
"This guy works hard," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "He probably runs more than anyone on our team. He's learned how to work, how to get his endurance up. And he controls his emotions. Early in his career, he always had that one bad inning when his emotions would get out of whack. Now, he's...
I don't know how to accurately describe the frustration that this game caused me watching it. The Pirates were very patient with Mat Latos in the first inning and drew three walks and were a nice Todd Frazier snag of a Casey McGehee line drive away from making breaking the inning open. Instead, they got nothing out of the first and never really threatened to score again all afternoon...
Johnny Cueto is now in his fifth major league season and he continues to improve year over year. As long as he continues that trend it's only a matter of time before he is considered one of the elite pitchers in major leagues. Still only 26 years old, the right-hander is showing a maturity as he develops that is starting to make a case that he deserves that status right now.
The Reds got a little bit of everything you want to see in a 6-1 Friday night win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.
Jay Bruce, Drew Stubbs, and Zach Cozart all homered. The rest of the guys added five additional extra-base hits. Johnny Cueto went the distance to improve to 4-0 on the season, striking out four and walking no one.
The Cardinals lost to the Astros...