Significant League Baseball’s no-hitter march proceeds.
Two days after John Means threw a no-hitter and close to consummate game for the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati’s Wade Miley shut down the hitters in Cleveland for his own no-hitter in the Reds’ 3-0 success Friday night in the clash of Ohio.
Miley struck out eight and strolled one while tossing 114 pitches to record his first profession no-hitter and Cincinnati’s first since Homer Bailey blanked the San Francisco Giants on July 2, 2013.
It was the seventeenth no-hitter in Reds’ establishment history and the fourth no-hitter of the 2021 season — fifth if Madison Bumgarner’s seven-inning no-no for the Arizona Diamondbacks is incorporated. It’s the second time this season that Cleveland has been no-hit.
No Cleveland pitcher has tossed a no-hitter since Len Barker’s ideal game on May 15, 1981. It’s the longest current streak without a no-hitter in baseball.
In any case, while the no-hitter was working out, the scoreboard stayed 0-0 through eight innings. The Reds’ offense had just overseen three hits of their own until Nick Senzel opened the highest point of the 10th with an infield single. Jesse Winker followed with a solitary to left to put sprinters on first and second. And afterward the wheels tumbled off for Cleveland reliever Emmanuel Clase. His tossing blunder on Nick Castellanos’ defender’s decision permitted Senzel to score. He at that point recoiled while pitching to Mike Moustakas, permitting Winker to score and Castellanos to progress to second. Moustakas followed with a solitary to left to score Castellanos.
Cleveland had one final opportunity to get on the board in the lower part of the 10th, yet special hitter Rene Rivera lined out to appropriate for the first out, Cesar Hernandez struck out and Jordan Luplow grounded out to short to end the game.
Miley has inclined toward his changeup and his shaper this season, however it took all of his pitches on Friday, including the ones Miley has avoided in a couple of games this season.
At the point when Miley’s changeup is at its best, he has said that permits him to sneak in his fastball late in means outs. Against Cleveland, Miley tossed a changeup on four of his initial five pitches. The pitch was working, and Miley got three outs with his fastball over the initial two innings.
During his second time through the request, Miley utilized his optional pitches to get the greatest outs of the inning. In the fifth inning, he got out Cleveland’s initial two hitters with cutters late in the tally, and he completed the inning with a curve that Cleveland community defender Harold Ramirez turned over for a groundout.
In the 6th, Miley got two more groundouts with his shaper. He lost his ideal game after second baseman Senzel couldn’t finish the play on a sharp ground ball up the center, however Miley clutched the no-hitter with a fastball that Cleveland right defender Luplow lined out to right.
Contributing: The Cincinnati Enquirer