The Chicago Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds, two years ago today.
On Thursday, April 21, 2016, at Great American Ball Park, Arrieta walked four and struck out six as the Cubs beat the Reds 16-0. The game just missed setting a mark for margin of victory, falling short of a Monday, August 4, 1884, no-no by the Buffalo Bisons’ Pud Galvin in which the Bisons topped the Detroit Wolverines by an 18-0 score.
Arrieta’s no-no, his second, came less than eight months after Arrieta held the the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless during a 2-0 win at Dodger Stadium on Sunday, August 30, 2015.
Arrieta, now a member of the Philadelphia Phillies, has been particularly successful at limiting entries in the H column. Just Thursday, he threw seven innings of one-hit ball en route to a 7-0 shutout of the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 2014, Arrieta took two Cubs no-nos into the eighth inning but couldn’t complete the bids. In 2015, he took a perfecto bid into the seventh before the Pirates’ Gregory Polanco led off with a single to left.