There have not been many bright spots for the Cincinnati Reds in 2022.
However, Hunter Greene has been one of them.
The 22-year-old right-hander is quickly emerging as the Reds’ new ace alongside Luis Castillo.
The stats aren’t exactly great, as he’s gone 3-7 with a 5.40 ERA, but he’s had some pretty solid performances to make up for any of the bad ones.
In fact, on Monday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Greene went seven innings and allowed one hit.
He already threw 7.1 innings of no-hit ball against the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season.
Stats By STATS tweeted about this being the second time Greene has done that this season, while also pointing out a pretty cool feat that he has accomplished.
Tonight marks the second time Hunter Greene of the @Reds has pitched at least 7.0 innings while allowing no more than 1 hit (also on May 15).
No other pitcher in the modern era has done that twice before July in his first season in the majors.
— Stats By STATS (@StatsBySTATS) June 7, 2022
Greene Dominates Again
Greene is on his way to becoming an ace in the Reds’ rotation.
Though the Reds aren’t going anywhere this season, Greene is going to be a huge piece for them in the future.
He’ll be the one leading the Reds’ youth movement.
But for him to have thrown two games where he’s gone seven innings or more with no more than one hit being allowed is insane.
No pitcher has done that in the modern era in their rookie season before the calendar even reaches July.
Greene is something special and he has an extremely bright future ahead of him.
It has to be encouraging for the Reds to see this guy go about his business each day and pitch some pretty solid ballgames.
We’ll see what else he has up his sleeve this season.
It’s going to be fun to watch Greene evolve into a very special young pitcher.