ARLINGTON, Texas – Joe Musgrove, a longtime Padres fan, knew that no one had ever had attackers with the team.
And now, dressed in the uniform of the club of the city where he was born, the pitcher was responsible for correcting this historical anomaly.
The 28-year-old right-hander missed for the first time in San Diego history, defeating the Texas Rangers 3-0 on Friday night.
The Padre were the only franchise still active in the majors and never had a striker. Musgrow, who was born in the neighboring city of El Cajon, even flirted with a perfect game, allowing only one opponent to get to the base.
This feat took place at the 8206th meeting of the regular season in San Diego.
“It’s strange that it was in Padres’ uniform,” Masgrow said. “Achieving the first franchise in history is incredible.”
It was only Musgrow’s second start (2-0) with San Diego, a franchise that played its first game in 1969. The right-hander knocked out 10 and faced 28 beats, one more than the minimum possible.
Of its 112 fields, 77 were on strike.
“I was not going to leave the game. I knew that as soon as I let it hit, it would be the end of my night, and I felt good about it, “Masgrov said. “I was very focused. I didn’t intend to leave the game. “
Padres manager Jace Tingler allowed Musgrove to play the whole game due to his efficiency. Of course, he was also aware of the importance of a home pitcher that prevents drought for the Padres, who are playing in their 53rd season of the major leagues.
“I thought it would be sweeter and more special for him when he grew up in San Diego and was on that team. It was like a perfect scenario, “Tingler said.
The only Texas to run back to get to base was Joey Gallo, who was hit by a two-way step in the fourth half. Jose Trevino hit a powerful liner in the right field for the final from the eighth, and David Dahl was the first battle of the Rangers, who retired in the ninth, hitting right on the second bottom Jake Cronenworth.
“There were about three different scenarios when I thought I was losing it,” admitted Masgrow, who is in his sixth season in C major.
He previously played in Houston (2016-17) and Pittsburgh (2018-20), and has never even played a full game in the previous 84 starts.
It was the first goal scored this season among the main matches and only the second full game.
The previous failed attack was recorded on September 13, 2020. Alec Mills of the Chicago Cubs got it against the Milwaukee Brewers.
At this meeting, Victor Caratini was Mills’ drummer. The Puerto Rican returned for the tiles on Friday, catching tar from Musgroves.
According to Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first spectacle in the history of the major leagues to work with various teams. There are 10 other cases where the hunters work in a row with non-attackers in turn within the majors, but all with the same club.
San Diego acquired Musgrow as part of a trade involving three teams and seven players on January 19. The right-hander scored in Pittsburgh last season.
For Padre, Manny Machado is 4-1 with the IRC. Puerto Rican Caratini 3-1.
The Rangers – Dominicans Anderson Tejeda 3-0, Ronald Guzman 3-0, Willie Taveras 3-0.