The San Diego Padres’ Bruce Hurst took an Opening Day no-hitter bid into the seventh inning, 30 years ago today.
On April 9, 1990, Hurst took the mound in the 7th inning with a zero in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ H column before Hubie Brooks led off with a single to center. Hurst gave up four earned runs in the 4-2 loss, as the no no-hitter count advanced to 3,341 games.
The Padres’ Randy Jones reached the sixth with a no-no intact exactly 14 years earlier.
On April 9, 1976, Jones walked two Atlanta Braves in the first inning before retiring the next 14 batters. With one out in the sixth, Braves manager Dave Bristol sent Cito Gaston to the plate, and the former Friar dropped a one-out single into center field to kill the no-hitter. Jones finished the night at San Diego Stadium with a five-hit complete-game win, as the Padres defeated Atlanta 8-2 while the no no-hitter count advanced to 1,125 games.