In 2012, no-hitters were a regular occurrence and it got to the point that the excitement and energy that come with a no-hitter was weakening. But, it was quite a night in Cincinnati on Tuesday as that energy and excitement returned as Homer Bailey provided baseball fans across the country with a magical night! Bailey carried a perfect game into the seventh inning against the San Francisco Giants before issuing a leadoff walk to Gregor Blanco. But, Bailey did not seemed bothered and he just continued to set down Giants hitters and he completed his second no-hitter of his career. Bailey was still hitting 96-97 mph on the radar gun in the ninth inning. Bailey improved to 5-6 on the season with a 3.57 ERA.
The New York Yankees announced Monday that Alex Rodriguez will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with Low-A Charleston. It will be his first test in a game since undergoing hip surgery in January. The plan seems to be for Rodriguez to play at least three innings in tonight's game. In addition to trying to make a successful return to the Bronx Bombers, MLB officials are also investigating his alleged role in the Biogenesis scandal. Rodriguez hit .272 with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs last season. Since he has been out of action, his is replacements have struggled and the Yankees desperately need to get a few of their big bats back in the lineup. Rodriguez might not be the player he once was for the Yankees, but it won't take much for him to be an upgrade over what the Yankees have received from their third basemen this season. We'll begin to see tonight if he is ready to return to the physical demands the game puts on players.