It’s safe to say that the Cincinnati Reds are an absolute dumpster fire at a ballclub.
They have made a historically bad start and even now that they have won a few more games, they still have found a way to lose their vast majority.
On Sunday afternoon, they found another way to lose.
Starter Hunter Green went 7.1 innings without allowing a hit against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
But even in the midst of Green’s dominance, the Reds could not muster anything of their own, allowing the only run to play on a fielder’s choice below the eighth, losing 1-0 and making the Pirates the first team. The Los Angeles Dodgers did it in 2008 as a no-hit and won.
– Bob Nightingale (BNightengale) May 15, 2022
Have a brutal day in Pittsburgh
If you’re the Reds, this is a great way to lose a game.
Your starter does not allow a hit and still loses the game.
Of course, the MLB had to take action and destroy it, saying it was not considered an official no-hitter because it was not a full nine innings.
But it almost seems like they said that as a way to soften the blow for the Reds and their fans.
In every baseball fan’s book, it counts as a no-hitter.
So yes, the Reds tossed a no-hitter yesterday and still managed to find a way to lose.
It doesn’t get any worse than that.
Green certainly deserved better with the way he threw the ball yesterday.
But again, the Reds lose a game in heartbreaking fashion.
You’re not often going to see a team toss and lose a no-hitter, but yesterday, things went kind of crazy on the baseball field.