Sunday, August 15, 2010
Mat Latos was up to the moment. Before a national TV audience, he pitched well enough for the Padres to win the game on Saturday. They didn't win the game, but the Tattoed One reprised his dominance of the Giants. The stakes were higher this time, and the retooled Giants are more talented than when Latos shut them down a few months ago. Latos still dominated. He looked like a pitcher who belongs on the playoff stage. Can the Padres get him there? And if they do, will Latos have red-lined the innings limit the club has set for him?