Local hero Joe Musgrove throws first no-hitter in Padres’ history

San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove pitched the first no-hitter in team history when the Padres beat the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Friday night.

The feat came in San Diego’s 8,206th regular-season game.

In his second start for San Diego, Musgrove (2-0) struck out 10 and faced 28 batters, one over the minimum.

Padres manager Jayce Tingler let Musgrove go because he was so effective, and knew what it would mean if a hometown player ended the franchise’s no-hitter drought in what is the franchise’s 53rd season.

“I’m freaking exhausted, man,” Musgrove said afterwards. “There was no way I was coming out of that game.”

The sole Rangers’ baserunner was Joey Gallo, who got on base when he was hit by a pitch with two outs in the fourth.

Musgrove, 28, played in Houston (2016-17) and Pittsburgh (2018-20) before coming to San Diego. He had never thrown a complete game in his previous 84 career starts.

 
San Diego Padres

 

The San Diego Padres are an American professional baseball team based in San Diego. The Padres compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League West division. (wikipedia)

 
 
Joe Musgrove

 

Joseph Anthony Musgrove is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball . He previously played for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Houston Astros. (wikipedia)

 
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