Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey threw the first no-hitter of the 2013 season, blanking the San Francisco Giants 3-0 tonight. Tossing 109 pitches, Bailey struck out nine Giants and only walked one.
Gregor Blanco worked a walk leading off the seventh inning to break up the potential perfect game.
The last Reds no-hitter was thrown by Homer Bailey just last season in Pittsburgh against the Pirates on September 28th, 2012.
– 17th in Reds franchise history.
– 1st of the 2013 season.
– 280th in Major League Baseball history.
– First time Giants were no-hit since Kevin Millwood (Phillies) did so on April 27, 2003
– Bailey became the first pitcher since Nolan Ryan in 1974 and 1975 to throw two no-hitters without another big league pitcher accomplishing the feat between his.