Homer Bailey: The King of the Wild Frontier!
Bailey No-No Keeps Reds on Track for Top Seed
by Robb Hoff
September 28, 2012
Homer....Homer Bailey.....King of the Wild Frontier!
Maybe not King of the Wild Frontier, but most definitely King of the Road and owner of a No-Hitter!
Bailey's no-hitter Friday night against the Pittsburgh Pirates was the first for the Reds since Tom Browning hurled a perfect game in 1988 and the first by a Reds right-hander since Tom Seaver turned the trick in 1978.
Reds fans may remember the closest call for a no-hitter by a Reds pitcher since tonight when Travis Wood stumped the Phillies for eight innings before giving up a leadoff double in the ninth in a 2010 game.
This time around, though, Bailey was dominant up until the end. If not for a walk and a runner reaching base via error, Bailey's effort would have been a Perfect Game.
The outing further emphasizes Bailey's excellence on the road this year. His record is 9-2 in 15 road starts with an earned run average of 2.41 in 104.2 innings.
The win also helps the Reds keep pace for their quest to claim the top seed in the National League for the 2012 playoffs.