ELIAS SAYS…

According to Elias Sports Bureau, last night Homer Bailey became only the fourth pitcher in Major League Postseason history to allow 1 or fewer hits while striking out least 10 batters and throwing at least 7.0 innings…he joins Bal’s Mike Mussina (1997 ALCS vs Cle, 8ip, 1h, 10k), NYY’s Orlando Hernandez (1999 World Series vs Atl, 7ip, 1h, 10k) and NYY’s Roger Clemens (2000 ALCS vs Sea, 9ip, 1h, 15k).

Also from Elias: Homer Bailey did not allow a hit until Marco Scutaro’s two-out single in the sixth inning. Bailey is the sixth pitcher to go at least 5 2/3 innings without allowing a hit in a postseason game since 2000. Roger Clemens went six no-hit innings for the Yankees against the Mariners in Game 4 of the 2000 ALCS, Mike Mussina no-hit the Red Sox for the Yankees for 6 1/3 innings in Game 1 of the 2004 ALCS, Brandon Backe went 5 2/3 innings without allowing a hit for the Astros against the Cardinals in Game 5 of the 2004 NLCS, Daisuke Matsuzaka went six no-hit innings for the Red Sox against the Rays in Game 1 of the 2008 ALCS and Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter for the Phillies against the Reds in Game 1 of the 2010 NLDS. From 1987 to 1999 no pitcher took a no-hitter that far into a postseason game.

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