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Joe Musgrove Makes History in Texas

San Diego Padres pitcher, Joe Musgrove, has one out left in the bottom of the ninth, on the 112th pitch thrown he gets Texas Rangers third-baseman, Isiah Kiner-Falefa, to groundout to the Padres shortstop, Ha-Seong Kim. Musgrove, born in El Cajon, Calif. captures the first no-hitter in Padres history.

Musgrove had 10 strikeouts, no hits, no walks, no runs and hit one Rangers player, Joey Gallo, with a pitch. So close to a perfect game as the Padres beat the Rangers 3-0 in the first game of the three-game series.

Musgrove was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011. He was traded to the Houston Astros on July 20, 2012, where he played in the minor leagues for four years.

Musgrove was then brought up in 2016 to play in the majors for the Astros. In the two years he played for the team, he had a 4.52 earned run average (ERA).

He was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2018. His ERA got better and dropped to 4.23 during his three years with the Pirates.

Before the start of the 2021 season, Musgrove was traded to the Padres. In his first start of the season with his new team, he threw six innings giving up three hits, no runs and eight strikeouts against the Arizona Diamondbacks on April 3.

He has a 0.00 ERA in his two starts for the Padres.

In his career so far, Musgrove has a 4.28 ERA throughout five years in the majors.

April 9, 2021, will go down as a huge milestone date for the San Diego Padres Organization. Musgrove, a local San Diegan, throws the first no-hitter in the franchise with more moments to come.

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