Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….

Cincinnati 1
Pittsburgh 0

W: H. Bailey (13-10)
L: A. Burnett (16-9)

–Homer Bailey threw the first Cincinnati no-hitter since 1988. Nine innings pitched, no runs, no hits, ten strikeouts, only one walk. It’s not realistic to expect Homer to pitch a better game than that.

–Brandon Phillips, Scott Rolen, and Zack Cozart each had two hits. But who cares? Homer Bailey threw a no-hitter!

–None. Did you hear that Homer Bailey threw a no-hitter?

–I’m not sure I have the words to describe how much I enjoy being a Cincinnati Reds fan.

Here’s Marty’s call of the final inning of Homer’s no-hitter.

–Last Reds no-hitter? Tom Browning’s perfect game in 1988. First right-hander to throw a no-hitter since Tom Seaver in 1979. It was the sixteenth no-hitter in Reds history.

–Fun night to follow the Reds on Twitter:

–It’s really too bad that Dusty Baker wasn’t in the dugout tonight for the no-hitter, or for the division clincher last week.

–Washington is losing big, so it looks like the Reds and Nats are going to be tied for the best record in the majors…and tied for the #1 seed in the National League playoff structure. Sweet.

–At this point, it’s pretty clear that the Cincinnati Reds are the greatest club in the history of the world.


David Dewitt Bailey (Associated Press/Pat Sullivan)