May 15, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Rodolfo Castro (14) and Pittsburgh Pirates second baseman Josh VanMeter (26) celebrate after defeating the Cincinnati Reds at PNC Park. The Pirates won 1-0 despite being no hit by the Reds. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Reds have had a rough go so far in the 2022 MLB season, currently sitting at an MLB worst 9-26 record. They took on the Pittsburgh Pirates in a pitcher’s duel that saw both teams scoreless through seven innings and held the Pirates hitless throughout the entirety of the game. Despite the no-hitter, things fell apart for the Reds in the eighth.

Reds starting pitcher Hunter Greene came back out after seven no-hit innings and proceeded to walk two batters before getting pulled for relief pitcher Adam Warren.

Warren then went on to walk Ben Gamel which loaded the bases, and Pirates third baseman Ke’Bryan Hayes proceeded to score the team’s first run of the game on a fielders choice. The Pirates would win 1-0 despite not getting a single hit.

The result made the Reds just the sixth team in MLB history to lose despite not allowing a hit, a feat that has not happened since 2008.

The craziness has many around the MLB world saying just how fitting it is for this to happen to the Reds considering how their season has gone so far.

While it is an unfortunate result for Reds fans, there is definitely a silver lining coming from Hunter Greene’s performance.

Greene has gotten off to an extremely slow start this season, but an impressive performance like this with seven no-hit innings along with nine strikeouts is certainly an encouraging sign for the 23-year-old pitcher.

For a team that is by far in last place in MLB in ERA, this game was definitely on the bats for not getting at least a run in nine innings on Sunday.


About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.