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Latos started slowly because of some shoulder issues, but at this point he's throwing fine. And even at less than 100 percent, he's pitched much better than his 4.04 ERA would indicate. He's striking out nearly a batter an inning, and he's giving up very few well-hit balls (15.6 percent line drive rate). His tERA is actually a full run lower. Throw in a walk rate that's been right around three per nine innings over the past two months, and his WHIP should hover in the 1.15 range, not the 1.36 that it is now. San Diego will obviously be careful with him come September, but because he missed the first month of the season he could average six innings per outing over the rest of the year and finish right at the 184 innings he threw last year.