By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Two no-hitters in three days. That’s what happened in Major League Baseball this week.
Baltimore Orioles pitcher John Means threw a no-hitter against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday. Cincinnati Reds pitcher Wade Miley threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians on Friday.
This is the shortest span of no-hitters since 1990, according to ESPN’s Stats and Information. Then-MLB pitchers Dave Stewart and Fernando Valenzuela had thrown no-hitters on the same day — June 29th, 1990.
MLB has seen four no-hitters on the season through May 7th. The only other time that there have been four no-hitters before June happened in 1917 when there were four no-hitters on May 5th.
Miley, like Means, threw their first career no-hitters. This was the Reds’ first no-hitter for the team since 2013 when Homer Bailey no-hit the San Francisco 49ers.
“I’m just happy to do it with this group of guys,” Miley said. “Tucker Barnhart, I can’t say enough about what he’s done for me. Just everybody. Our training staff, getting me healthy, my family supporting me in this journey. I just thank the good Lord for giving me this opportunity to do this for a living.”
The Reds shut down the Indians 3-0. Miley lost the perfect game due to an error in the sixth inning.
“It’s not that I think it’s impossible, it’s just so far-fetched,” Miley said. “Just to be able to be a part of something like that… I don’t know. I’m speechless.”
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