Changing The Culture | The Broken Red Machine Wastes Hunter Greene’s Electric No-Hit Stuff

Changing The Culture | The Broken Red Machine Wastes Hunter Greene’s Electric No-Hit Stuff

Hunter Greene’s no-hit performance in Cincinnati still left the MLBbro and his team seeing red Sunday.  The broken Red Machine lost 1-0 to the Pittsburgh Pirates despite wasting the melanated mound marauder’s best start of the season, where he combined with Art Warren for a no-hitter at PNC Park.

Greene lived up to the hype by spotting his 100-plus mph fastball consistently and keeping the Bucs bats off balance through 7 ⅓ innings of dominance.

Reds manager David Bell pulled Greene after 118 pitches in the eighth inning although his heat was still being clocked at 98 mph. He also featured an electric slider that frustrated Pittsburgh batters as well all afternoon.

After Greene walked two batters in the eighth and stretched his arm after the second, Reds manager David Bell decided to pull him from the game. Warren delivered what should’ve have been a double-play ball that ended the inning. However, Reds second baseman Alejo Lopez mishandled the chance so they only got one out. Ke’Bryan Hayes then scored from third base and the Pirates took a 1-0 lead which would be the difference in the game.

“(I’ll) continue to stick with the process, I think that’s where my peace is as a player and as a person,” Green said, via the Cincinnati Enquirer, following the rookie’s gem performance that was squandered by MLB’s worst team. “That’ll always be there, so I take a lot of pride in that and the work that I’ve put in. Yeah, it would’ve been great to have a different result, but it is what it is. This is my team, ride or die with them.”

Greene is committed to being the cornerstone of the franchise and wants to lead the Reds to future success by enduring these tough times and establishing some respect for one of baseball’s oldest franchises.

Greene remains the youngest player in baseball, but his stuff is beyond his years.  His fastball was clocked at 105 mph when he was in high school but the young thoroughbred continues to give Cincinnati fans a reason to stay locked in amidst a dismal season where they dropped to 9-26.

This was the fifth time in MLB history where a team lost despite no-hitting the opposition and the first since 2008.

MLBbro.com has been anxiously anticipating Greene’s rookie season and he has not disappointed.

Carl Edwards Jr. Has Rough Nats Debut, But The Gas Thrower Will Earn His Keep

Carl Edwards Jr. Has Rough Nats Debut, But The Gas Thrower Will Earn His Keep

NATIONALS PARK — Melanated Mound Marauder Carl Edwards Jr. throws gas for the Washington Nationals. Unfortunately, Tuesday night in Washington was just a quick trip in relief where he gave up three earned runs and a 2-0 lead to the New York Mets in his Nationals debut. 

After their contentious series in Queens last month, the teams were well behaved as New York beat Washington 4-2 at Nationals Park.

During his only inning of work, Edwards turned Patrick Corbin’s best start of the season into a no decision.  After a tremendous start in Rochester leading to dreams of staying in the District for the rest of the season, Edwards lived through the nightmare debut with help from one of his biggest clubhouse supporters.

Nationals manager Davey Martinez and new teammate Josh Bell came to his defense. Edwards definitely pulled his weight in his prior destination. During his extended stay in western New York, Edwards was killing it with a 1-0 record and a 0.63 ERA in 13 games. He had only walked four batters coming in, striking out 17 and opposing batters were hitting at a 0.68 clip. Washington was hoping Edwards could be a part of a remixed middle relief tandem that could relieve pressure from the already taxed bullpen.

Bell admitted that he was “pumped” to have Edwards on his side because he didn’t relish the notion of facing Edwards’ “elite cutter” anymore. He also gave his “homeboi” props for having a great, albeit short spring training.  The latest edition to Washington’s evolving rotation 

Bell didn’t help Edwards’ cause in his fateful fifth inning.  Despite repping for his man with the media, the Nats first baseman played a tough out into what was ruled a two RBI double that gave the Mets a 3-2 lead. Bell did continue to scorch with the bat, going 2-for-4 in the game to lift his average to .349, good for fifth in the league. 

He also has four homers.

The only Black starting first baseman in baseball is locking down an All-Star bid early in the season. The Nats haven’t gelled as a team yet, but MLBbro Carl Edwards adds another live arm that can help hold the fort during this rebuild.