For the second time in his career, Jake Arrieta threw a no-hitter. His latest victim was the Cincinnati Reds, blanking them in a 16-0 (yes I said 16-0) victory. This no-hitter was special for Arrieta, because of the catcher behind the plate.
David Ross had never caught a no-hitter before, and has said that 2016 would be his last season. Before his career ends, Ross will be able to say that he caught a no-hitter.
More news from around the National League Central:
- Let's give Reds fans some good news. Homer Bailey had a successful rehab start as he comes back from Tommy John surgery, throwing 67 pitches in the 3 and 2/3 innings and struck out six of the 16 batters he faced.
- A new metric tries to see how good a pitcher's "stuff" is. These new rankings are kind to the Milwaukee Brewers pitching staff.
- Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta is scheduled to begin baseball activities next week, the first step back since undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left thumb.
- A wild pitch for Jeff Locke against the Padres landed in an unlikely spot, confusing everybody on the field, including the umpires.