Cincinnati Reds starter Homer Bailey threw a no-hitter against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night. Bailey struck out nine and walked one, as the Reds beat the Giants 3-0.
Bailey mainly utilized a fastball that he consistently clocked in at 94-96 MPH. He offset that with a slider/cutter that sat in the low 90’s.
Interestingly enough, Bailey threw baseball’s last no-hitter. On September 28, he no-hit the Pittsburgh Pirates, and with his no-hitter on Tuesday night, he joins Roy Halladay, Mark Buehrle and Justin Verlander as the fourth active pitcher with two no-hitters to their portfolio.
The Giants were last no-hit by Kevin Millwood, who was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies at the time, on April 27, 2003. San Francisco has now lost 10 of their last 12 games, losing their seventh game on their current 10-game hitting streak.
Tim Lincecum cruised through his first five innings of work, allowing just one run on Joey Votto’s sacrifice fly. Shin-Soo Choo’s home run was ruled a double after Hunter Pence prevented it from reaching the first row of the right field bleachers. Zack Cozart’s sacrifice bunt moved Choo over, and Cozart reached on Linceucm’s wild throw. That set up Votto’s RBI.
Lincecum struck out the side in the second and worked out of a jam in the third and fourth innings before Brandon Phillips hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to put the Reds on top 3-0.