No-hitters … after they were Padres

Although the New York Mets during their 50-plus-year no no-no streak had 10 pitchers throw no-hitters before joining that team, the San Diego Padres didn’t have a single pitcher to fit into the “No-hitters … after they were Padres” category until June 3, 2017.

The Padres, however, have had 11 pitchers who have thrown complete-game no-hitters before joining the team, and two have participated in combined no-nos.

Here is the “No-hitters … after they were Padres” list:


1 Edinson Vólquez
  Miami Marlins (NL)
  June 3, 2017
Miami Malrins 2, Arizona Diamondbacks 0
Marlins Park (Miami)

Edinson Vólquez, who began his major league career with the Texas Rangers before spending four seasons with the Cincinnati Reds, joined the San Diego Padres in the 2011-2012 off-season via a trade.

Vólquez was the Opening Day starter in both 2012 and 2013 and had a decent year in 2012 (11-11 4.14 ERA), but he struggled in 2013 and was released in August of that season.

On June 3, 2017, as a member of the Miami Marlins, Vólquez threw the major’s 296th no-hitter, blanking the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-0 at Marlins Park. The no-no broke a drought that dated back to April 21, 2016, when the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta no-hit the Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ballpark.

Vólquez struck out 10 and walked two D-Backs hitters but managed to face the minimum 27 batters, as both were retired on double plays. It was the sixth no-hitter in Florida/Miami Marlins history.

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