The San Diego Padres’ Jordan Lyles came within 5 outs of throwing a perfect game, 1 year ago today.
Lyles through 7⅓ innings of perfect ball at Petco Park on Tuesday, May 15, 2018, retiring the first 22 Colorado Rockies batters he faced. Up stepped Trevor Story, and he lined a one-out single to left to break up the perfect game and the no-hitter. Lyles (7⅓), Kirby Yates (⅓) and Brad Hand (1⅓) wound up combining for the 30th one-hitter in Padres history, a 4-0 win.
Story’s hit marked the 7,858th regular-season Padres game with no no-hitter, putting San Diego 161 games away from matching the New York Mets’ record of 8,019 regular-season games without a no-hitter.