When Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey heads to the mound with his A-game, you know you're in trouble. He flirted with his third career no-hitter on Sunday against the San Francisco Giants but settled with a three-hit complete game shutout in the 4-0 win which completed the four-game sweep at AT&T Park.
Bailey took the no-hitter into the seventh inning but a Buster Posey two-out single ended the chance at history.
"You can talk about a no-hitter all you want, I think the only time you should or can is after the game is completed," Bailey said. "I wasn't really thinking about it other than obnoxious fans who kept yelling at me about it."
"The guys aren't taking anything for granted right now," Reds manager Bryan Price said. "We can't afford to lay back and give games away because we feel we're playing good and already have a series. We have to go out there and try to sweep because we're a good distance behind Milwaukee."