Miley (4-2) relied on breaking throws and her experience of over 11 seasons in the major leagues to baffle the Indians and pitch Cincinnati’s first goalscorer since Homer Bailey did so in 2013.
“It’s surreal,” said the 34-year-old.
The southpaw avoided an 83-minute rain delay in Cleveland to start the game and followed Baltimore’s John Means, who did not hit Seattle on Wednesday, to continue a first set of Gems in 2021 – quickly becoming the year of the No no.
Joe Musgrove of San Diego started the club without a hitting 21 by pitching the first in Padres history on April 9. Five days later, Chicago White Sox left-hander Carlos Rodon shut out the Indians, narrowly missing a perfect game when he hit a batter in the ninth inning.
Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner pitched a seven-innings hitting game against Atlanta on April 25, but it goes unrecognized as an official because he hasn’t gone nine innings.
This is the first in a calendar year that there have been four without moves since 1917, when the fourth launched on May 5 and the fifth on May 6, and only the second season overall in the history of the MLB to have four without moves by the end of May, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. It’s no wonder: The Hitters entered Friday with a record .233 this season.
For their part, the Indians have joined a questionable list by becoming the 16th team not to be touched twice in the same season. It happened most recently in Seattle in 2019.
Miley walked one and struck out eight on 114 shots.
“He set up a clinic,” Indian director Terry Francona said.
With Miley joining Rodon and Means at the left-handed no-kick club of 2021, the last season to feature three left-handed pitching non-hitters was 1990 (Randy Johnson, Fernando Valenzuela and Terry Mulholland), according to ESPN Stats & Information research.
As Miley shutout the Indians, Zach Plesac did the same to the Reds for eight innings before Cincinnati pushed back three runs in the ninth, helped by Emmanuel Clase’s pitch error and a refusal.
In the ninth, Miley struck out pinch hitter Rene Rivera on a lazy fly on the right, hit Cesar Hernandez, then put out Jordan Luplow on a third-place grounder before being mobbed by the Reds, who circled him. and danced on the grass.
Miley has finished just 1-4 in eight career starts against the Indians, who were only batting 0.213 as a team. But Cleveland has been as sexy as any team, scoring a five-game winning streak and winning nine of 11 to take the lead in the Central American League.
Working quickly on a cool, humid night, Miley quickly worked on the Indians.
He went through five innings and didn’t allow a baseman until sixth, when Cleveland’s Amed Rosario reached second baseman Nick Senzel’s field error and then moved up to second on his pitching error. .
Miley also allowed a walk in the sleeve, but he regrouped by putting Luplow on a left liner.
Franmil Reyes came the closest to getting a heavy blow for the Indians, but his fifth inning blow was just shortstop Kyle Farmer, who knocked him down and had plenty of time to kick the slugger off. slow-footed.
It was the Reds’ 17th without a hit since 1892.
“For something like this to happen, I don’t have the words,” Miley said.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.