MLB might want more offense, but instead the no-hitter count continues to climb. Wade Miley threw a no-hitter Friday night as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0. Miley struck out seven in the win. It is the 17th no-hitter in Reds history.
Miley carried a perfect game into the sixth inning before Amed Rosario reached base on a one-out error by Nick Senzel and advanced to second on another error. Miley walked Cesar Hernandez two batters later before getting out of the inning.
The game was tied 0-0 heading into the ninth before the Reds finally broke through for all three runs. Two singles put runners on first and second and then an Emmanuel Clase error scored a run. Clase then balked in another run and Mike Moustakas drove in another run on an infield single.
Miley has been in the big leagues since coming up with the Diamondbacks in 2011. He’s off to a strong 4-2 start this season, putting together a 2.04 ERA over 36 innings pitched through six starts. He earned an All Star nod in 2012, but otherwise has had a fairly middling career.
This gives MLB four no-hitters less than six weeks into the season. Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove threw the first no-hitter of the 2021 season on April 9, a 3-0 win over the Rangers. White Sox pitcher Carlos Rodon followed five days later in an 8-0 win over the Indians. Orioles pitcher John Means threw the most recent no-hitter in a 6-0 win over the Mariners. The record for total no-hitters in a season is 7, which happened in 1990 and 2015.