Hunter Greene pitched well on Tuesday night, reaching the 7th inning and giving up just two runs. That, however, wasn’t enough as Pablo Lopez and the Marlins bullpen held Cincinnati to just two hits and one run on the night as they evened up the 4-game series at one game a piece.
|Miami Marlins (46-51)
|Cincinnati Reds (37-59)
|W: Lopez (7-5) L: Greene (3-12) SV: Scott (13)
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The Cincinnati Reds managed just one hit through the first four innings of the game. After the Marlins grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the 5th inning it was Mike Moustakas who got one of those runs back as he clubbed a solo homer into the right-center stands. That would be the final time that the Reds reached base in the game.
After a quiet 1st inning, the Marlins put some pressure on Hunter Greene in the 2nd when Avisail Garcia singled to lead off the inning and an out later Bryan De La Cruz singled, too. A wild pitch moved them both up a base to put them on 2nd and 3rd with one out, but Greene worked out of the jam with a strikeout and a ground out to strand them.
Three innings later the Marlins threatened again. Jesus Sanchez doubled with one out and Luke Williams followed with a single to put men on the corners. Williams would then steal second before Joey Wendle singled in both runners to put Miami up 2-0. Another single followed, but Greene got a lazy fly out to end the inning.
Greene got through the 6th inning while working around a walk. In the 7th inning he was able to record the first out of the inning on a fly ball to center, but then gave up back-to-back singles before being pulled from the game with the Reds trailing 2-1. Buck Farmer entered the game and proceeded to get two pop ups on the infield to strand the runners and hold the score. In the top of the 8th he got himself into a 2-on situation, but like the inning prior he was able to get out of it and hold the score at 2-1. Ian Gibaut fired a shutout 9th to give the offense another shot at tying things up with just one run, but they couldn’t get it done.
Notes Worth Noting
Hunter Greene threw 38 pitches at least 100 MPH in the game. That’s the second most ever, tying his own spot on the list. He also has the #1 spot on the list.
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