Ian Kennedy took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Thursday before giving up a Nolan Arenado double down the third base line that hit the bag, making it impossible for third baseman Alexi Amarista to make another save.
That marks the San Diego Padres’ 7,182nd game with no no-no and continues the team’s infamy as being the only to not accomplish the feat.
Amarista kept the no-no against the Colorado Rockies alive in the third inning on a soft grounder toward third. Amarista barehanded the dribbler and threw a perfect strike to first baseman Tommy Medica for that inning’s second out.
Kennedy was perfect through four innings before issuing a lead-off walk to Troy Tulowitzki. Padres shortstop Evereth Cabrera then robbed Justin Morneau of a base hit by leaping to snag a soft liner. Kennedy then got out of the jam by getting Willin Rosario to ground into a double play.
Kennedy gave up three runs on three additional hits, none of them particularly clean, in the seventh to lose the one-hitter and the shutout.
That should have said the 6th inning …