Hunter Greene feels your pain, Reds fans. But he doesn't want the team's lack of success or your impatience with ownership to get in the way of your fandom. Greene took to Twitter on Thursday night, imploring Cincinnati Reds fans to come out and support the team during the upcoming homestand.
After a brutal road trip that saw the Reds return to Cincinnati winless, the Redlegs open up their home series on Friday against the St. Louis Cardinals. Greene will actually be on the bump for Cincinnati on Friday, opposed by the Cardinals' Steven Matz.
Reds RHP Hunter Greene wants to see a sea of red at GABP.
According to Hunter Greene, he wants to see a sea of red in Great American Ball Park during the upcoming homestand. After a three-game visit from the St. Louis Cardinals, Cincinnati will play host to the San Diego Padres; the same team that swept the Reds out in California earlier this week.
Greene has been one of the few bright spots for the Reds thus far. The rookie made his major league debut earlier this month in Atlanta and got to pitch in front of his hometown last week in Los Angeles. Friday will be Greene's first home start since being called up to the big leagues.
Greene is 1-1 on the young season with a 4.35 ERA. The right-hander has been dominant at times, racking up 13 punch outs over 10.1 innings of work. The flamethrower has consistently seen his fastball at or over 100-MPH.
Reds fans would love nothing more than to come out and support their team, but a 2-11 record and snide comments made by team president Phil Castellini has Reds Country seething during the first two weeks of the season.
The front office also spent the better part of the offseason gutting the team and trading away fan favorites like Jesse Winker, Eugenio Suárez, Sonny Gray, and Amir Garrett.
Still, as Hunter Greene said in his post to social media, there are a lot of games left. Greene is clamoring for the Cincinnati faithful to come out to the ballpark and support their team. We'll see how well his message was received when the Cincinnati Reds take the field on Friday evening versus the NL Central-leading St. Louis Cardinals.