Cincinnati Reds’ ‘100 Mile Man’ pitcher Hunter Green was hit by a batted ball during the game. It was cruising for a long time, but it was replaced early and swallowed regret.
Green started on the 18th (Korean time) in the 2023 Major League Tampa Bay Race and game held at Great America Ballpark in Cincinnati, USA. He walked away with three scoreless innings and no wins or losses.
Green was hit in the right foot by a ball hit by Yandi Diaz in the third inning. He finished pitching in the third inning, but did not get on the mound in the fourth. Cincinnati won 8-1.
Green is a rookie who debuted in the big leagues last year. From his minor league days, he made headlines by easily throwing a fast ball over 100 mph. He stood on the major league stage with great expectations, but it was not easy. He started 24 games and went 5-12 with a 4.44 earned run average in 125⅔ innings pitched.
The thing to notice is that the days when Green throws well are incredible. 메이저놀이터
The greens are very rugged. On days when he is in good condition, he boasts an overwhelming pitching of the quality start plus level. 1 run in 7⅓ innings against Pittsburgh on May 16, 2022, 7 scoreless innings against Arizona on June 6, 1 run in 6 innings against Tampa Bay on July 10, 6 scoreless innings against Miami on August 1, 6 scoreless innings against Miami on September 18, 2022 6 scoreless innings and 6 scoreless innings against the Chicago Cubs on October 3.
But days like that don’t come often. It’s like once a month On a normal day, for 3 to 5 innings, as little as 3 runs and as many as 8 runs are conceded.
It seemed that such a day had come for the first time this season against Tampa Bay.
Green recorded 3 runs in 3⅓ innings against Pittsburgh on March 31, 2 runs in 4⅔ innings against Philadelphia on April 8, and 3 runs in 6 innings against Atlanta on the 13th.
On this day, against Tampa Bay, he pitched a scoreless pitch until the third inning. In the bottom of the 3rd inning, an assault ball hit by Diaz at second base safely hit Green’s right foot. Green completed his mission by striking out Brandon Lowe and disposing of Randy Arozarena’s fly ball in a first-out third base crisis.
Cincinnati replaced the pitcher with Buck Farmer in the fourth inning. Green unfortunately blew away a golden opportunity for a first win.