Stat of the Day: Wild Gray escapes trouble

May 12th, 2021

MLB.com is keeping track of a Stat of the Day for the Reds this season, highlighting a unique, interesting or fun nugget from each game.

May 12: Reds 5, Pirates 1 (10 innings) -- Gray escapes on wild day
Sonny Gray became the first Reds pitcher since at least 1900 to throw four wild pitches in one game. He limited the damage, though, allowing one run in 4 2/3 innings.

May 11: Pirates 7, Reds 2 -- Winker's splash homer
Jesse Winker has swung a hot bat to start the 2021 season. On Tuesday night, he connected for a deep solo home run that bounced into the Allegheny River beyond right-center field at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. That made Winker just the 41st player to splash down with a homer that finds its way into the Allegheny. It was also the 61st time a player has done so.

May 10: Reds 14, Pirates 1 -- Talk about a total team effort
Every player in the Reds’ starting lineup managed at least one hit Monday. That includes starting pitcher Tyler Mahle, who had a hit and a walk and also recorded his first career RBI on a fielder's choice.

May 8: Indians 9, Reds 2 -- Solid start to Hendrix's career
In his sixth big league appearance, rookie reliever Ryan Hendrix gave up his first hits and runs. In the sixth inning, Hendrix allowed three earned runs and three hits. He is the only Reds pitcher since 1893, when the mound was established at its current distance, to begin his Major League career with five hitless appearances.

May 7: Reds 3, Indians 0 -- Miley's historic no-no
Wade Miley's no-hitter was the 17th in Reds history and the first since Homer Bailey threw the second of his career for the team in a 3-0 win over the Giants on July 2, 2013. It was also the fourth no-hitter in the Major Leagues this season and the second this week after John Means pitched one for the Orioles on Wednesday. That was the shortest span between no-hitters since Dave Stewart (A's) and Fernando Valenzuela (Dodgers) each threw one in their games on the same night on June 29, 1990.

May 5: Reds 1, White Sox 0 (10 innings) -- Scoreless duel through nine
Prior to Wednesday, when the Reds finally pushed across the game-winning run in the bottom of the 10th, there had been only three scoreless games through nine innings at Great American Ball Park. The last time it happened was May 30, 2010, vs. the Astros. The other two were on June 10, 2007, vs. Cleveland and June 14, 2006, against the Brewers.

May 4: White Sox 9, Reds 0 -- Rare shutout loss
The loss marked just the second time since at least 1901 the Reds were shut out on two or fewer hits and 14 or more strikeouts. The other occasion was on Aug. 27, 1955, in Brooklyn, when they were blanked with two hits and 14 strikeouts by Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax.

May 2: Reds 13, Cubs 12 (10 innings) -- One for the ages
This was just the fifth time in MLB history that both teams scored at least 12 runs and hit at least five home runs in the same game. Incredibly, a Cubs-Reds matchup has accounted for two of the five instances, which are: Cubs-Reds (May 2, 2021); White Sox-Tigers (May 28, 1995); Phillies-Cubs (May 17, 1979); Reds-Cubs (July 28, 1977); Yankees-Athletics (May 22, 1930).

May 1: Cubs 3, Reds 2 -- Stephenson's hot bat
Tyler Stephenson had two hits, and he has hit safely in eight of his last 10 games while going 11-for-27 (.407). It has raised the rookie catcher's overall average to .372 in 16 games, including 10 starts behind the plate, this season.