Cincinnati Reds starter Homer Bailey no hit the Pirates on Friday night in the Reds 1-0 victory. It was the Reds first no-hitter since Tom Browning's perfect game in 1988, and it was the first time that the Pirates have been no hit since 1971.
Bailey threw 115 pitches in the win (74 strikes), walking one and striking out ten Pirates. The loss for the Pirates sends their record to 76-81, ensuring that they once again won't finish with a winning record, a streak that is now 20 seasons long. After where the Pirates stood at the end of July, I don't think anyone would have imagined that.
Bailey's no-hitter was the seventh of the 2012 season, the most in a year since seven in the 1991 season.