On Tuesday evening, Hunter Greene and the Cincinnati Reds picked up a big win on the road against the reigning NL champion Arizona Diamondbacks with a 6-2 victory. The win helped the Reds bounce back from an ugly loss the day before, and Greene was brilliant in this one, pitching seven innings en route to the victory and improving the team's record to 18-24 on the young 2024 season.

However, on Wednesday afternoon, the good vibes were dimmed about with some concerning news about pitcher Nick Lodolo.

“Reds have placed Nick Lodolo on the 15-day IL with a left groin strain. LHP Sam Moll recalled from Triple-A Louisville. Will get more information when it's available,” reported Mark Sheldon of MLB.com on his account on X, the social media platform formerly referred to as Twitter.

At this point, it's unclear when the injury was sustained. Lodolo most recently started on Saturday vs the San Francisco Giants and didn't have any visible ailments during that game, but in a season where pitchers are unfortunately dropping like flies with injuries, it's not beyond the realm of possibility that the groin injury could have still occurred during that contest.

Lodolo has been one of the few bright spots for the Reds so far this season, posting a 3.34 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 43:9 K:BB through 35 innings over six starts, per RotoWire.

A bounce back win

As previously mentioned, the Reds picked up a big time win on Tuesday vs the Diamondbacks after their soul-crushing loss vs Arizona the day before.

One player who stepped up in the win was Will Benson, who hit a two run home run.

“As a whole, we knew at some point we were going to start putting things together,” Benson said, per the Associated Press (via ESPN. “The past three days have been a testament to how collectively, as a whole we've been working hard every day.”

Greene also spoke on his performance in the victory.

“Needed it for the boys, had to come through right there,” Greene said. “We've been working hard trying to stay with the process, just stay within ourselves, just try to go out there and do my job.”

In any case, the Reds will conclude their series in Arizona on Wednesday afternoon.