If you haven’t been living under a rock, then you realized that Hunter Greene pitched last night for the Dayton Dragons. The #2 overall selection in the 2017 Major League Baseball draft didn’t disappoint. He did allow two earned runs in 3.0 innings, but he struck out eight of the 14 batters that he faced along the way without a single walk. With a pitch count of 40-60 pitches before the game, Greene threw 53 on the night, with 35 of them going down as strikes. The only out recorded that wasn’t via the strikeout was a weak grounder to first base.
The Lake County Captains were able to make some hard contact against Hunter Greene a few times during the game, particularly in the first inning. It seemed that they were ready for the fastball, and a few of them caught up to it. But as the game progressed, Greene changed his approach and began throwing more sliders and, well, the Captains didn’t have much luck on those.