PITTSBURGH -- So what does a guy who just threw a no-hitter do much of the night and the following day? For Reds starter Homer Bailey, you answer a lot of congratulatory text messages.
"The minimum number -- as I was responding, I was still getting them -- 140," Bailey said was the running total. "There was a lot of copying and pasting going. I don't like to be rude, but I hope they understand."
Bailey threw the first no-hitter of his career, and the 15th in Reds history, during Friday's 1-0 win over the Pirates. He walked one and struck out 10 during his 115-pitch performance. Back in his home state of Texas, Bailey's parents were able to watch.
"They watch every game even if I'm not pitching. They were pretty ecstatic about it," Bailey said.
Following the game, Bailey celebrated with some of his teammates.
"It was nothing too wild," said Bailey, who is 13-10 with a 3.75 ERA in 32 starts. "I just went to the hotel bar with a few of the guys and just kind of enjoyed the night."
On Saturday, it was back to work. Bailey did his usual throwing and running at PNC Park.
"Nothing changes. It's back in the routine," Bailey said.