Of course, that’s supremely burying the lede here as the Rangers also had zero hits tonight as they became the victims of the first no-hitter in the short history of The Shed.
San Diego starter Joe Musgrove was the man tossing zeroes against Texas tonight as he etched his name in the history books as the first Padre to throw a no-hitter in franchise history. The only thing keeping Musgrove from perfection was a fourth inning HBP that struck Joey Gallo.
Musgrove finished with nine shutout, no-hit innings with zero walks and ten Ks in an impressive outing or uniquely rare dominance.
Oh to be the Padres.
Player of the Game: Because the lineup took a siesta through this one — and starter Kohei Arihara could only make it four innings — we’ll honor a quartet of relievers here despite the obvious answer being Joe Musgrove.
Kyle Cody, John King, Josh Sborz, and Taylor Hearn combined to provide the Rangers with five innings of shutout relief with eight strikeouts. That will have to suffice for the positives from tonight’s game.
Up Next: The Rangers will try to have more than zero hits tomorrow night as RHP Jordan Lyles will make the tandem start with LHP Wes Benjamin against RHP Chris Paddack for the Padres.
Saturday night’s first pitch from The Shed is scheduled for 6:05 pm CT.