CINCINNATI — Hunter Green’s smooth game against the Rays ended in an 8-1 victory Monday night at the Great American Ball Park, after the Red Devils’ pitcher was hit with a right leg hit in the top of the third inning. inning.
Green was diagnosed with a bruise on the right leg, and the x-ray was negative.
Christian Bethancourt opened the third period hitting a leadoff double to left from Green. Then, Yandy Diaz hit a sharp shot at an exit speed of 97 mph off Green, as the ball bounced toward first baseman Will Myers, who touched the bag out.
Reds coach and coach David Bell checked on Green, who threw a few warm-up pitches before letting him continue. Right-hander Brandon Lowe struck out and randy Arzarena carried out to end the inning.
After the Reds fell in the bottom of the third, reliever Buck Farmer took over in the fourth to keep Cincinnati’s lead 1-0. Green allowed three hits on three scoreless innings with no walks and one hit while throwing 47 pitches (31 strikeouts).
It was the third time in four games that the Reds had to cover a rotating shortstop walk. Conor Overton lasted more than three innings on Friday versus the Phillies in a 6-2 loss, as did Luis Sessa while allowing 11 runs and 14 hits during Sunday’s 14-3 loss to Philadelphia.
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