Even though the Reds didn’t give up a run vs the Pirates today, they still managed to find a way to lose. Led by rookie Hunter Greene, who threw for 7 1/3 no-hit innings, striking out nine, and walking five before being replaced on the mound, the Reds pitching was on point.
However, after Greene and relief pitcher Art Warren loaded the bases with walks in the 8th inning, the Reds failed to turn a double play to end the inning, allowing a runner to score on a fielder’s choice. Thus, despite a stellar outing where he didn’t give up a hit (let alone a run) for almost 8 whole innings, Hunter earned a loss and his record worsens to 1-6 on the season. And as far as losing despite allowing zero hits, the is just the 6th time in MLB history that has occurred and the 1st since 2008.