I’m officially no longer impressed by no-hitters. They happen far too frequently these days.
Tonight, Homer Bailey of the Reds tossed baseball’s 7th no-hitter of the season. Not to mention that a few of those were perfect games.
I’m not sure if pitchers are getting better or hitters are getting worse. Either way, congrats to Bailey.
Homer Bailey, expected to be on the fringe of the Cincinnati Reds’ playoff rotation, thrust himself into the limelight on Friday night when he pitched a no-hitter against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the first for the franchise since Tom Browning’s perfect game in 1988.
Bailey missed a perfect game in the 1-0 victory only because third baseman Scott Rolen committed a third-inning error that enabled Clint Barmes to reach base, and then Bailey walked Andrew McCutchen in the seventh.