Hometown no-no: Musgrove no-hitter for Padres vs. Rangers

El Cajon's own Joe Musgrove tosses first no-hitter in Padres history
Posted at 8:31 PM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 23:31:34-04

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — San Diego Padres right-hander Joe Musgrove has thrown the first no-hitter in the history of his hometown team.

The Padres were the only active MLB team without a no-hitter, and it came in their 8,206th regular-season game.

Musgrove faced only 28 Texas Rangers batters, one over the minimum, in the 3-0 victory.

The only Rangers baserunner was Joey Gallo after he got hit by a pitch in the fourth inning.

Musgrove struck out 10 threw 77 of his 112 pitches for strikes.

This was only his second start for the Padres Musgrove improved to 2-0, The Associated Press reported. In his debut for San Diego, which came at home last Saturday, he struck out eight in six scoreless innings against Arizona. He had no walks in winning that game, when he threw 57 of 78 pitches for strikes.

The Rangers' only baserunner was Joey Gallo, who was hit by a pitch in the fourth inning.

San Diego acquired the big 28-year-old Musgrove as part of a seven-player, three-team trade on Jan. 19. He pitched for Pittsburgh last season.