Did that really happen?

“Did that really happen?” It was the question I asked a colleague in 2010 after I watched Roy Halladay no-hit the Reds in Game 1 of the NLDS. And now a few hours after Homer Bailey no-hit the Pirates on Friday in a 1-0 Reds win, I find myself saying the same thing.

Honestly, this didn’t shock me as much. With Bailey’s track record vs. the Pirates at PNC Park and the way the game was falling into place, I had the vibe a no-hitter was a real possiblity by the fourth inning. And I started looking stuff up and preparing myself, and writing my story likewise.

So we only need Two Stars tonight — Ryan Hanigan at No. 2 for catching it and Homer Bailey at No. 1 for pitching it. It’s the second no-hitter I’ve ever witnessed, but the first where the team I cover regular got one. And it was fun to watch, indeed.

You never know what you’ll see when you come to work.

No-hitter stories on MLB.com:

Main story — Homer’s odyssey to no-hitter

In tossing no-no, Bailey reaches full potential

Bucs on wrong side of history

Pirates question error, but don’t question Bailey

Bailey’s no-hitter ties MLB record

4 Comments

A huge congrats to Homer and Ryan and the rest of the team. What a way to head into October. Go Reds!

so if Homer is on a hot streak do you change your playoff rotation to Cueto, Latos, and Bailey

I have to be real honest when people were talking about a Reds No hitter this season Homer Bailey’s name did’t even get thought of. He did throw a great game and I am very happy to have been able to see the whole game live. Hopefully he keeps up the great work into the playoffs and into next season. :)

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