Homer Bailey's only victory in the last 6 12 weeks is his no-hitter, which made it much easier on the recently anemic Cincinnati Reds' offense to provide adequate run support.
That hasn't been the case during a five-game losing streak.
Cincinnati's struggling lineup seeks to bust out of its slump as Bailey takes the mound against the host San Diego Padres on Wednesday afternoon looking to avoid dropping a fifth straight start.
Bailey (5-10, 3.77 ERA) tossed his second career no-hitter in a 3-0 win over San Francisco on July 2, but he's lost each of his four starts since while posting a 4.68 ERA.
The right-hander is 1-6 with a 4.25 ERA over his last eight outings, but he has a dismal 1.87 run-support average in that stretch and received more than two runs of help for the only time during his gem versus the Giants.
Bailey gave up two runs in seven innings Friday but fell 2-1 to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
"We haven't been scoring much for Homer," manager Dusty Baker said. "You hate to ke...