AL Comeback Player
Mariano Rivera (44 saves, 54 K’s, 2.11 era)
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.
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey threw the 7th no-hitter of the majors this season, blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates 1-0 tonight. On 115 pitches, Bailey struck out ten Pirates and only walked one.
After Clint Barmes reached on a Scott Rolen error in the third inning, the only other Pirate to reach base was Andrew McCutchen in the 7th inning on a walk.
McCutchen after stealing second, was thrown out trying to steal third for the 2nd out of the 7th inning. The only other threat was Garret Jones, one batter later, who hit a long fly ball to right, but Jay Bruce tracked it down. The last Reds no-hitter was a perfect game by Tom Browning on September 16th, 1988.
So I didn’t go to the game today so I’m going to torture myself by writing down all my thoughts during a Kyle Kendrick start.
1:07- Writing a Chad Qualls DFA post. It’s a lot of fun to write and hopefully I get to write one about Kyle Kendrick in the near future.
1:09- First two guys get on for the Pirates. Start the circus music.
1:11- Somehow McCutchen didn’t hit a ball 500 feet.
1:12- Garrett Jones, hitting .244 I might add, singles to right. 1-0 Pirates. Goodie.
1:14- I woke up my dog screaming at the TV after Kendrick gave up a home run to McGehee. Sorry, Charlie.
1:18- Alvarez goes back to back. Forfeit? Please?
7:10- Valdes goes 1,2,3 inning. Utley makes the final out and TMac makes it awkward.
7:12- James McDonald pitching for the Pirates. He’s been incredible this year. He has the lowest ERA in baseball since April 19th.
7:15- Utley walks up to the plate and Twitter just exploded.
7:16- Juan Pierre almost gets picked off which would have been the biggest buzz kill ever.
7:18- Of course, Pierre is caught stealing. Thanks for the Buzzkill.
7:19- Chase homers and social media just broke.
7:20- James McDonald has thrown three curveballs, two have been terrible and the other ended in the seats.
7:21- Chooch goes back to back. Steals Utley’s thunder.
7:27- End of 1, Phillies up 2-0. It’s a bullpen game for the Phillies as they didn’t call up a starter after the doubleheader on Sunday screwed up their plans. Kendrick goes tomorrow, Lee Friday, Hamels Saturday. Continue reading