Homer Bailey takes no-hitter bid into 6th inning

The good news is that the Giants aren't losing!

The bad news is that they still don't have a hit off Homer Bailey. And they've had five ups already.

Bailey gave up a run in the third, thanks to a plunking, a walk, a bunt, and a fly ball. But hits? Nope.

In the top of the fifth, Bailey

- struck out Brandon Belt (who broke up Bronson Arroyo's no-hit bid in the fifth inning of Game 2)

- struck out Gregor Blanco; and

- struck out Brandon Crawford.

Oh, and we just remembered ... 11 days ago, Homer Bailey pitched a no-hitter against the Pirates.

Sure, it's early. And what's really important is that the Reds don't even have a lead. But if you're trying to throw a no-hitter, one of the most important things is not giving up any hits in the first five innings. Another important thing is not racking up a big pitch count. Homer Bailey hasn't given up a hit in the first five innings, and he's thrown 65 pitches.

Stay tuned.

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