Being the first pitcher of the season to throw a no-hitter? Pretty dang cool.
Being the first pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter for your franchise? Uh, yeah, that takes the cake.
Pitcher Joe Musgrove dished the first no-no in the history of San Diego Padres baseball on 111 pitches Friday night. He also recorded zero walks, but he did hit one Texas Rangers batter to fall just shy of a perfect game (oof … basically just one pitch away). If you weren’t happy baseball was back before (and I don’t know why you wouldn’t be, you crazy person), then you sure should be now.
Just watch this awesomeness:
And nothing was the same. pic.twitter.com/tUomQD4NIe
— San Diego Padres (@Padres) April 10, 2021
That’s just beautiful, awesome, baseball fun.
Even more fun (or pain?), former Cub Victor Caratini was the one behind the plate for this historic night. And that means Caratini has now caught each of MLB’s last two no-hitters, the first of which came from Alec Mills. How crazy is that?