THE ANGELS – On a cool Southern California night, Cincinnati Reds rookie Hunter Greene brought a heat record.
After five overwhelming innings, the Los Angeles Dodgers have finally caught up.
Trea Turner hit a two-run homer to a goalless draw in the sixth and the Dodgers beat the Reds 5-2 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
On his long-awaited return home, Greene threw 39 pitches at 100 mph or faster, most in a single game since he began tracking pitches in 2008. The previous record was 33 for the New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom last June. .
Making his second major league start, the 22-year-old right-hander, who went to high school at the upcoming Sherman Oaks, also threw 13 laps at at least 101 mph, another record for the incumbent.
The moment finally hit Greene in the third inning, but only emotionally. He said that he cried again on the bench in the middle of the enormity of the occasion, and that he choked after leaving the hill on the sixth.
“I wish we came out with a win, but it was a very, very fun time,” Greene said. “It was an amazing feeling and experience to go against that lineup. Freddie (Freeman) gave me a little bit of love, kind of the tip of the hat, so it was great. I was happy to be able to do it here and have family here.”
But with Greene’s speed dropping a little later in his outing, it was a fast 99 mph ball for Turner that ended up in the left field seats.
“We still had to be prepared for the 99 with a pretty good slider and a decent change,” Turner said. “It’s hard no matter how much he’s throwing, either 99 or 101, but I think we’ve done a good job fighting.”
Turner finished with three hits, including a single on the field in the first. The fast shortstop has been successful in all eight games this season, and in 27 consecutive games dating back to last year. It is the third longest batting streak in the team’s history in Los Angeles.
Dodgers starter Julio Uriah, with his low speed during the spring and during his first outing of the season, managed to overtake Greene by hitting five hits in whiteness.
The Reds didn’t get their first hit until Tyler Stephenson ripped a single pass to second baseman Max Muncy in the fifth. A later entry, the Dodgers finally broke.
Austin Barnes led the sixth against Greene with a single. Turner continued to hit a 1-1 fast ball in the middle of the stands on the left field for his first homer of the season.
Freeman followed with a strikeout but reached the first base with a pass from Stephenson. Justin Turner left and Reds coach David Bell replaced Greene with right-hander Buck Farmer.
The Dodgers added two more runs, one by Greene, when Chris Taylor hit a two-run single with two outs.
“It wasn’t really going to give us anything, so we had to win it,” Turner said. “He kept us under the first 5 1/2 innings and we finally got to him. But he’s very good and I’m glad we came out with the win.”
Greene (1-1) conceded three runs (two wins) in five hits in 5 1/3 innings, no walks and six strikeouts. He released 80 pitches.
The Reds lost their fifth straight game: their last win came last Sunday when Greene made his major league debut in Atlanta.
At first, Greene said he cried on the bench at the third entrance.
“I didn’t cry, it was a bad choice of words,” he said with a laugh. “I just cried a little.
“I was sitting on the bench and it hit me at random. I think I looked up and I could hear the roar and the feeling of it. ‘Up here, there’s a whole different atmosphere. they were influential at that time. “
The big stage didn’t shake him on the field. Even Turner’s homer came in a throw to the edge of the plate.
“It usually takes a little longer to find that (understanding) for a new player,” Bell said. “He will have his moments, but to have the experience he had is to accelerate that development.”
Freeman added a sacrifice fly in the seventh to make it 5-0.
Uriah took a walk and punched five. He was in the 92 mph range with his fastball after being 91 in his season debut. It is still below its 94 mph average speed during its 2021 winning season in 2021.
The Reds climbed to the scoreboard in the ninth with a Taylor Naquin shot and a Tommy Pham single against reliever Mitch White.
Daniel Hudson got two outs for his first save this season.
Evan Phillips (1-1) won with a sixth goalless draw.
The Reds sent right-hander Riley O’Brien to Seattle for a player to be named or charged. O’Brien was appointed to the assignment on Wednesday to make room in the list of 40 for left-hander Nick Lodolo.
Reds: INF / OF Nick Senzel was listed as injured by COVID-19 on Friday, although Bell said Senzel did not test positive. Senzel started to feel bad before Friday’s game. RHP Daniel Duarte has been retired from Triple-A Louisville. … Although hamstring tension for 2B Jonathan India continues to improve, the Reds will wait until Sunday to decide if an IL move is needed.
Dodgers: RHP Tommy Kahnle, who has only had one major league outing since 2019 after undergoing Tommy John surgery, made his third straight goalless rehab outing at Rancho Cucamonga Class A on Friday.
Reds: RHP Tyler Mahle (1-0, 1.00 ERA) makes his third start of the season in the series finale on Sunday. He is 2-1 in four outings against the Dodgers with a 2.05 ERA.
Dodgers: LHP Andrew Heaney (0-0, 0.00) will pitch home with his new team for the first time after throwing 4 1/3 goalless innings in Minnesota on Tuesday.
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Greene brings a heat record for the Reds, but the Dodgers win 5-2
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