Mat Latos gave up four runs on seven hits and a walk with ten strikeouts over seven innings but picked up his fifth win of the year for the Reds on Wednesday.
Despite allowing a seven game-high four runs, Latos was able to escape with his fifth victory, which was his first in four tries. Although his strikeouts are down this season (67 K through 91.1 IP), the Reds young hurler is sitting on a 3.15 ERA and 1.08 WHIP making him a solid starter to deploy the rest of the way especially with his opposition hitting only .223 against him up to this point in the year. He will look to keep moving in the right direction when he takes on the Orioles on Tuesday. ANALYST: Matthew Beck