Reds get one-hit for second straight game, make history
When Jordan Zimmermann worked over the Reds on Friday night for a one-hit shutout, those Reds made franchise history.
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 ...
Reds haven't been held to 1 hit in consecutive games since July 5-6, 1900 vs Brooklyn at Cin's League Park. Courtesy #Elias.— Reds (@Reds) April 27, 2013
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.