I was listening to the broadcast yesterday (and suffering through Jeff Brantley’s torturous schtick) when Mat Latos threw a pitch and came up lame. My heart started beating again at some point after that. Now, it appears that Latos is going to be fine:
Latos strained his left calf, but isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t worried itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s serious.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m alive,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m fine. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not one to talk about it. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m fine. They looked at it. They iced it. This is just a precaution.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Latos expects to make his next start, probably on Sunday, the day before the Reds break camp.
Latos was two outs into the inning when he landed funny after throwing a pitch. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It felt like I landed on mud, then slipped.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Good news. After the Madson injury, I don’t think my weak heart could stand a long-term injury to Latos.