Mat Latos SP CWS 5 days ago

Latos held the Indians to three runs on five hits in six innings to earn the win in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Indians earned all of their runs against Latos on two home runs -- a solo shot by Mike Napoli and a two-run shot from Marlon Byrd. Latos has now allowed eight home runs on the season, six of which have come at the power-friendly confines of U.S. Cellular Field. The effort was good enough to earn him his first quality start of the month, but it was not enough to lead us to believe that he will return to his shutout ways from April.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 weeks ago

Latos (5-1) gave up five runs on 11 hits and two walks over 5.1 innings in a loss against the Astros on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The good news is that if we told you prior to the season that Latos wouldn't suffer his first loss until May 18, you probably would have guessed that it'd be because he'd spent about a month on the DL. Instead, he was a surprising success story early this season. Unfortunately, those first four starts have at this point been overshadowed by the four he's made since -- a 20.2-inning span in which Latos has allowed 18 earned runs on a whopping 36 hits and 10 walks. His 22:18 K:BB and career-low fastball velocity don't offer much hope for a return to the glory days.

Mat Latos SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Latos (5-0) allowed five runs on seven hits while walking five hitters and striking out none over 5.1 innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The right-hander stayed undefeated, but since allowing just two runs in his first four outings of the season, Latos has yielded 13 runs in the last 15.1 innings. He continues to record lots of ground balls, but five walks really plagued his outing Wednesday, as two of those walks came around to score. He has 15 walks versus 19 strikeouts this season. Latos will make his next start Wednesday against the Astros.

Mat Latos SP CWS 3 weeks ago

Latos allowed four runs on seven hits in five innings against the Twins on Friday, but he still wound up with his fifth win of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos allowed runs in bunches for the second straight start, but the White Sox staked him to a large enough lead to earn the win. His four-start stretch to begin the season (in which he allowed just two runs total) is looking like an outlier at this point. However, he may be able continue to pick up W's for a first place White Sox squad.

Mat Latos SP CWS 1 month ago

Latos (4-0) yielded four runs on 11 hits, including two homers in a no-decision against the Orioles on Saturday. He also struck out two and walked one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

In his previous four outings, Latos had give up just two runs and 13 hits. He has allowed three homers in his last 11 frames. But despite the subpar start, Latos finished April, which is typically his worst month of the season, with a 1.84 ERA. His next start will be Thursday against the Red Sox.

Mat Latos SP CWS 1 month ago

Latos (4-0) allowed one run on seven hits and two walks while striking out two over six innings to earn the win Sunday against the Rangers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos allowed a first-inning homer to Nomar Mazara, but he held the Rangers off the scoreboard the rest of the way while the offense gave him enough run support for the win. He's been absolutely on fire, as he's yet to allow more than a single run in any of his four starts, and his ERA sits at 0.74. He'll make his next start Friday at the Orioles.

Mat Latos SP CWS 1 month ago

Latos (3-0) tossed 6.1 shutout innings with five strikeouts, three walks and two hits allowed in Tuesday's win over the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Latos continues to thrive by pounding the strike zone, as he threw 67 strikes in 101 pitches including 17 first-pitch strikes to 24 hitters. Latos has just 11 strikeouts in 18.1 innings, but he has yet to allow a home run and has allowed just 11 total baserunners (six hits, five walks). Obviously Latos won't maintain his 0.49 ERA, but he's starting to look like another Don Cooper Reclamation Special for the White Sox.

Mat Latos SP CWS 1 month ago

Latos (2-0) limited the Twins to just one run on three hits in Thursday's 3-1 victory. He walked one and struck out four over six innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With his career floundering in recent years, Latos displayed a renewed confidence by attacking the zone on Thursday, throwing 61 of his 95 pitches for strikes. The last time the right-hander started 2-o was in 2013, a year in which he won a career-best games. Latos has never won his first three starts in a season, but he'll look to do just that when he takes the mound next week against the Angels.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 months ago

Latos picked up an impressive win in his White Sox debut Thursday. He tossed six scoreless frames and struck out two while limiting the Athletics to just one hit.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was Latos' first win since last July and helped the White Sox take the opening series of 2016. The 28-year-old had a terrible spring, allowing 15 earned runs in 13 Cactus League innings, so Thursday's performance was surprising to say the least. Latos will take the hill for his next start on Wednesday in Minnesota.

Mat Latos SP CWS 2 months ago

Latos allowed three runs on five hits in 4.1 innings of an exhibition game against the Padres on Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Friday marked Latos' final tune-up before the start of the regular season, and the results were only slightly better than his four Cactus League appearances (in which he allowed 13 runs on 18 hits in 8.2 innings). He is still slated to start the year as the team's fifth starter, but there may be a short leash if he stumbles out of the gate.