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Reds get one-hit for second straight game, make history

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

To say the least, the Cincy bats haven't been showing up lately. (USATSI)

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First, credit where credit belongs: Nationals right-hander Jordan Zimmermann was dominant against the Reds on Friday night, as he tossed a one-hit shutout and took just 91 pitches to do it. And that brings us to the Reds.

Those Reds, you'll recall, were also one-hit by Zimmermann's teammate Gio Gonzalez on Thursday night. And therein lies the making of Reds franchise history. Here's the relevant tweet ...

So, yes, it's been almost 113 years since Reds hitters were defanged to such an extent in back-to-back contests.

The current Reds model is, of course, hoping the similarities end there, as the 1900 team went 62-77 and finished in seventh place in the then eight-team National League.

On Saturday, Cincy gets Dan Haren and his 7.36 ERA, so presumably things will go a bit better for them.

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