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Reds’ Wade Miley attributes no-hitter to the 4-year-old son who gives him a Hulk tattoo

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Reds pitcher Wade Miley threw MLB’s fourth no-hitter of the season on Friday – and the second in three days. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it is only the second time in the history of the league that teams have fielded four no-nos before the end of May, the last time on May 5, 1917.

Miley brought a perfect game into the sixth inning, going one, batting eight in the 114-pitch performance. And we all have Miley’s 4 year old son Jeb to thank for.

After the game, Miley attributed his no-hitter to Jeb after he gave his father a temporary tattoo of the Hulk on his right forearm.

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“I have to scream a little, my son made me wear this Hulk tattoo on my forearm,” Miley said. “I might have to get the real Hulk tattoo.”

Wade Miley’s son gave him a temporary Incredible Hulk tattoo.
Wade Miley then throws a no-hitter.

Coincidence? We don’t think so. pic.twitter.com/nfXi5yCzAJ

– Cincinnati Reds (@Reds) May 8, 2021

Here is a close-up of the tattoo in question. Improve:

(Getty Images)

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Miley was only the second pitcher in MLB history to throw a no-hitter for his seventh career team. The only player to have accomplished this feat before him was the Marlins’ Edinson Volquez in 2017. Cleveland is the third team in MLB history, after the White Sox of 1917 and 1884, to see two no-hitters before June Alleghenys.

You could say Cleveland was. . . smashed.

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