Last outing, Mat Latos complained about being pulled early in yet another ineffective start in his Dodger career. This time, Latos didn't even make it to the mound for game time, complaining of a stiff neck. And he's probably also complaining about being pulled from the starting lineup early, knowing Latos, who then watched us fall 3-2 to the Angels.
Losing our first game out of nine to the Angels shouldn't be all that bad, so I suppose I won't pull a Latos and complain about things, such as understudy Joe Wieland lasting a Latos-like four innings and giving up two runs, dropping his ERA to 8.31. Or about Luis Avilan coming in for the bottom of the eighth, in a 2-2 tie, and giving up a leadoff double to Kole Calhoun. Or Andre Ethier badly misplaying the ball to give Calhoun third base, easily. Or Pedro Baez relieving Avilan to give up a game-winning RBI to Albert Pujols. Or the Dodgers only going 1-for-5 with RISP tonight.
No, I won't be like Mat Latos; I'll just keep my mouth shut, and be thankful the Giants lost, so the magic number drops to 15 as the division lead stays at 8.5 games.