Of their 8,206th sport as a franchise, the San Diego Padres lastly joined the no-hitter membership, as Joe Musgrove, a right-handed starter acquired in the course of the low season, completely dominated the Texas Rangers in a 3-0 win on Friday.
Musgrove, 28, was masterful, throwing 112 pitches (77 for strikes) and hanging out 10, with the one base runner for Texas being Joey Gallo, who was hit by a pitch with two outs within the fourth inning.
The Padres had been on the hook as the final franchise to throw a no-hitter for the reason that Mets bought one on June 1, 2012. Musgrove’s masterpiece was the 306th official no-hitter in main league historical past.
In a busy low season, the Padres acquired Musgrove from the Pittsburgh Pirates as a part of a three-team commerce by which the Mets obtained Joey Lucchesi and the Pirates obtained 4 minor leaguers. Musgrove got here into the season with a 29-38 profession document, however he had closed the 2020 season robust, hanging out a mixed 21 batters in his last two begins. Cumulatively, in his last three begins for the Pirates and his first two begins with the Padres, he has thrown 31 consecutive scoreless innings.