The most hyped season in San Diego Padres history has now produced the first no-hitter in San Diego Padres history.
In his second start as a Padre, pitcher Joe Musgrove threw nine no-hit innings to blank the Texas Rangers on Friday and record the first no-no in club history. San Diego had been the only team in MLB without a no-hitter, but that has now changed thanks to a player born and raised in San Diego County:
Behind Musgrove, the Padres posted a 3-0 win with RBIs from Wil Myers, Tommy Pham and Manny Machado. The lone blemish on Musgrove's night was a fourth-inning hit-by-pitch of Joey Gallo. His final line: 9 innings, 0 hits, 0 walks, 1 HBP, 10 strikeouts and 112 pitches.
"I'm freaking exhausted man, that was the maximum level of focus I've ever had," Musgrove said after the game. "Everyone dreams of getting the chance to throw a no-hitter. I've never thrown a no-hitter in my life, so my first one came today on the field.