While his 7-2 record in 2012 is certainly impressive, Latos has to consider himself fortunate. All things considered, he could easily be looking at a much uglier win-to-loss ratio were it not for solid run support.
Sure, his last two wins have been nothing short of spectacular, but he has also earned wins in far less impressive outings, including a five-home run meltdown against Colorado.
Even more thought-provoking, he somehow managed to avoid losses in two separate seven-run outings last month alone, and also dodged an L in a five-run, ten-hit performance in late April.
So, while he may be doing enough to pile up victories, he has his offense to thank for that—an offense far more explosive than that of the San Diego Padres.