The Reds have a shot at becoming the first team in the modern era of Major League Baseball to hit 100 batters, setting a new record with 99 in 2022 on Tuesday.
Reds rookie starter Nick Lodolo hit three Red Sox batters in Tuesday’s game to break the record set by the Cubs last season. The previous highs were 95 batters hit in 2003 and 94 in 2002, both by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Lodolo, who started his 17th game of the season, leads the Reds in the category while Hunter Greene, Mike Minor and Hunter Strickland have hit seven each. Lodolo’s 18 hit batters this season are the most by a Reds pitcher since Rube Benton hit 18 in 1912. The team record for the modern era is 23 by Jake Weimer set in 1907.