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Homer Bailey joins a small list of players who have thrown two career no-hitters.
The Cincinnati Reds hurler notched his second career no-hitter on Tuesday night against the San Francisco Giants. Bailey became the third Reds pitcher with more than one no-hitter, joining Jim Maloney and Johnny Vander Meer,
Bailey’s no hitter is the first of the season and comes just 10 months after his first no-hitter. He joins Mark Buehrle, Roy Halladay and Justin Verlander as active pitchers with multiple no-hitters.
“Going into the eighth and ninth I just said, `Why the hell not?’ Here we go again,” Bailey said.
Bailey was a lone walk to Gregor Blanco from throwing a perfect game.
Growing up in Texas, Bailey was a huge Nolan Ryan fan and wears the No. 34 because of him.
On the season Bailey is now 5-6 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.06 WHIP. With nine strikeouts in Tuesday’s game Bailey keeps his strikeout total (111) equal with his number of innings thrown.