Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey, who tossed the Club's first no-hitter since 1988 on Friday, has been named the National League Player of the Week.
Bailey, who was selected by the Reds with the seventh overall selection in the first round of the 2004 First-Year Player Draft, needed 115 pitches to record the 15th no-hitter in franchise history, the first since left-hander Tom Browning's perfect game on September 16, 1988 vs. Los Angeles and the first by a Reds' right-hander since Tom Seaver no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals on June 16, 1978.
Bailey's gem marked the first no-hitter tossed against the Pittsburgh Pirates since Cardinals legend Bob Gibson blanked them in 1971, snapping the second-longest streak in the Majors (behind the Cubs, who have not been no-hit since Sandy Koufax's 1965 perfect game). Bailey's no-no was the seventh in the Major Leagues this year, tying the modern-era record set in 1970 and matched in 1971.
It was the third thrown by a National Leaguer this year, joining New York's Johan Santana (June 1st vs. St. Louis) and San Francisco's Matt Cain (perfect game on June 13th vs. Houston).
The 26-year-old faced just two batters over the minimum in the outing, allowing Clint Barmes to reach on an error in the third inning and a walk to Andrew McCutchen in the seventh inning. Cincinnati's single run in the top of the first inning was all the Reds needed as Bailey outdueled Bucs starter A.J. Burnett to earn his 13th win of the season, a 1-0 victory for the N.L. Central Champions.
The decision improved Bailey's lifetime record at PNC Park in Pittsburgh to 5-0 with a 1.40 ERA, and it marked his third career complete game, all of which have come against the Pirates. The Texas native has already set career highs this year in wins, innings pitched (204.0) and strikeouts (162), and with a 3.75 ERA thus far, he is poised to have the lowest ERA of his six-year career.
This is Homer's second career weekly award, having won previously for the week ending October 4, 2009, which, incidentally, was also the last full week of the season.
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:02 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:02:29 GMT
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show are returning to the park.Barry Williams (Greg Brady), Christopher Knight (PeterFull Story >
To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of an episode of 'The Brady Bunch' that was filmed at Kings Island, stars from the show returned to the park on Sunday.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-05-19 13:06:15 GMT
Powerball tickets are selling at a brisk pace with such a large jackpot at stake. Surging ticket sales have pushed the multi-state Powerball jackpot to a whopping $600 million. The odds of winning areFull Story >
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials said Sunday. Full Story >
Tuesday, May 7 2013 9:23 PM EDT2013-05-08 01:23:28 GMT
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board, a longer versionFull Story >
An Oregon City man said he was shot in the back while he was longboarding in his neighborhood Friday night. Zach Losness described something stinging his back as he rode his long board.Full Story >
CLEVELAND (AP) - Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle. The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer (http://bit.ly/15UkzDK) reportsFull Story >
Two state legislators want to end the requirement for two license plates on vehicles in Ohio and require only one per vehicle.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:51 PM EDT2013-05-19 20:51:38 GMT
A trooper sustains minor injuries after a police chase Sunday morning. Dispatchers say it all started at a rest area near Lebanon. Dispatchers report that troopers spotted a woman driving a vehicle thatFull Story >
A 43-year-old woman is in custody after leading troopers on a 23-mile pursuit and crashing into a police cruiser in Warren County. Full Story >
Saturday, May 18 2013 8:05 PM EDT2013-05-19 00:05:48 GMT
Image from Wikimedia Commons
A monkey is on the loose in Clermont County. The State Game Warden of Neville, Ohio states that he is looking for a loose monkey. It is unclear at this time where the monkey came from. Any sightingsFull Story >
A monkey on the loose in Clermont County was shot from a tree on Saturday afternoon.
Monday, May 6 2013 1:29 PM EDT2013-05-06 17:29:07 GMT
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court. Police say 36-year-old Jason Fletcher and Laura Oditt engaged in sexual conduct in a public place. The location is not named in courtFull Story >
A man charged with public indecency is expected to appear in court.Full Story >
Sunday, May 19 2013 4:24 AM EDT2013-05-19 08:24:11 GMT
DES MOINES, IOWA (KCCI/CNN) - A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday. Sgt. Ross Gundlach, a U.S. Marine, has a surprise reunion with Casey, a yellow Labrador that helpedFull Story >
A reunion between a special dog and a special man happened in Iowa Friday.Full Story >
Friday, May 17 2013 11:18 PM EDT2013-05-18 03:18:36 GMT
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. Full Story >
FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as five people could be the first Cincinnati IRS employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status.Full Story >