Reds vs. Giants NLDS: 5 Reasons Mat Latos Will Pitch a Gem in Must-Win Game 5

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Reds vs. Giants NLDS: 5 Reasons Mat Latos Will Pitch a Gem in Must-Win Game 5
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Mat Latos will look to be the Reds' "stopper" in Game 5 of the NLDS vs the Giants.

The Cincinnati Reds will look to Mat Latos to right their ship after being dealt a huge blow on Wednesday—losing to the San Francisco Giants, 8-3, in Game 4 of their NLDS series. It was Latos who stepped up and led the Reds to victory in Game 1 after they had lost ace Johnny Cueto to an oblique strain. 

Mat Latos threw four innings of four-hit, one-run ball on only three days' rest. Not to mention he entered the game in relief and without going though his normal warm-up routine.

The self-proclaimed "Giants hater" came up huge for his team, and you can bank on the idea that he is geared up to do so again. Let's look at five reasons that Mat Latos will turn in another Reds' gem in Game 5 of this NLDS series.

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