Homer Bailey sets Reds' postseason strikeout record

He's not getting his second no-hitter in 2012.

But in the top of the seventh inning of Game 3, Homer Bailey set a franchise record for strikeouts in a postseason game.

Before tonight, the Cincinnati Reds' record was co-held by Hod Eller, who struck out nine Black Sox in Game 5 of the 1919 World Series (were they even trying?), and Jose Rijo, who struck out nine Athletics in Game 4 of the 1990 World Series.

But with this inning-ending strikeout of Brandon Belt, now Homer Bailey has the record all to himself ...

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Bailey will probably have a shot at extending his record, considering he's thrown only 88 pitches. On the other hand, the game's still tied 1-1 and Bailey's due up second in the bottom of the seventh. So that lone run he gave up back in the third might knock him out of the game, four innings later ...

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