Mat Latos was the victim of a blown save Thursday. But Latos put the bullpen in a tough spot. He did not retire a batter in the sixth inning. His day was done when the first two batters reached.

Latos has gone only five innings in each of his last two starts. He needed 109 and 100 pitches to get through five.

"I usually can get six, seven innings," Latos said. "It's just the way it's been going for me lately. Sometimes, I'm not executing my pitches which gets my pitch count up. Sometimes, I feel like we fall in love with the same pitch over and over. Guys battle. That's just the way it's been going."

Latos did not allow a run over the first four innings. He gave up two runs in the fifth. But he said he felt no differently.

"I felt fine," he said. "I was throwing the slider for strikes, throwing the off-speed pitch for strikes, throwing the fastball for strikes for the most part."

Latos walked Ike Davis, who came in hitting .167, on four pitches to start the sixth. After Ronny Cedeno hit a groundball single through the left side, Latos was done.

"I've got to come out there and attack the zone and throw strikes," he said. "I didn't. I walked the first hitter on four pitches. It's obviously not something I'm trying to do. It happens. The second batter, it was a groundball, but it was a bad pitch by me."