Joe Musgrove cast the first player in San Diego Padres history.
Musgrove, one of many jugs Padres traded for this outside of last season, It was great Friday night against Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas. Hit 10 and walked no more than 112 shots. The only hitter to reach Rangers Base was Joey Gallo, who took a hit down the fourth inning.
It was the closest thing you could get to a perfect game without scoring a single, with Musgrove only facing 28 hitters.
However, the no-hitter would be fine for the Padres chain that had never tested it since its founding in 1969. They were the only franchise of MLB without at least one person entering on a Friday night. Now, there have been 8,206 games since inception, and they have one.
He was the first non-striking player of the 2021 MLB season.
“I don’t even know what to say right now,” Musgrove said in a post-broadcast TV match of Padres. “I’m tired, man. This was like my maximum level of focus. (Shooting instructor) Larry (Rothschild) kept in my mind that “only focus on one field at a time” the same way I’ve been going throughout the game. This was as deep as I got into the game this year so far, going from six to nine runs, that’s a big jump, but there’s no way I was coming outside of that game. ”
Musgrove, 28, who attended high school in nearby El Cajon, California, arrived in San Diego around this time after three years with Pittsburgh Pirates. He spent the two seasons before that with the Houston Astros, and was a member of the 2017 World Championship Team.
“Everyone dreams about having a chance to throw a no hitter,” Musgrove said. “I have never cast a fitter in my life, so my first person today came into the field. It’s great to be able to wear it as Padres and be the first person to get the privilege, it’s just unbelievable.”
Musgrove got off to a great start with his new team in 2021, this coming Friday night harmlessly following three hits, no rounds over six innings at Padres for the first time on April 3 against the Arizona Diamond Bucks.