Cincinnati Reds pitcher Mat Latos admitted that he has been pitching through an abdominal injury throughout the season.
“I’ve been pitching with an abdominal strain since the Texas game,” Latos told Shannon Russell of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “I think it was at the end of June.”
Despite the problems, Latos has had a very good season. The 25-year old right hander is 14-6 with a 3.23 ERA and has 180 strikeouts. He has a WHIP of 1.22. He’s given up 81 runs, 73 earned on 193 hits and 56 walks. He’s worked 203.2 innings.
Latos told Russell he was fine with publishing a story about his injury.
“It was Pirates fans and Cincinnati Reds fans,” said Latos. “Let’s be honest. I pitched real well all year and I hear nothing but good things. But I pitched against the Pirates and I have a bad start. (With) certain Reds fans – I’m not allowed to have that. Let alone, no fan knows that I’ve been dealing with an injury since the Texas Rangers game. And I’ve been pitching with it. So I’ve been pitching the way I’ve been pitching, but I’ve been pitching hurt.”
The Reds will host the New York Mets Tuesday night at 7:10 pm EST.