Sunday, August 15, 2021

The season of the no-hitter continues

 San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove started the wave of no-hitters in Major League Baseball back in April. Four months later, he's on the other side of history.

Musgrove was pounded for six runs in five innings of work at Arizona on Saturday night. His opponent, rookie Tyler Gilbert (no relation to ye scribe), authored the 8th no hitter of the season, needing just 102 pitches to twirl his gem, giving up three walks, all to Tommy Pham, as the Diamondbacks shut down San Diego, 7-0. Another rookie, Drew Ellis, hit his first career homer to help the cause.

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Were it not for bad luck late, the Mets' Taijuan Walker, a former D-Back, might've gotten there first.

Walker pitched into the 7th inning with a no-no before the Dodgers' Will Smith homered with one out. Los Angeles won in extras again, 2-1.

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