The San Diego Padres took ownership of the major-league record for regular-season no-hit futility, one year ago today.
In the third inning of May 16, 2019 night game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, Adam Frazier put a “1” in the “H” column against Eric Lauer to mark the 8,020th regular-season Padres game without a no-hitter. In the New York Mets’ 8,020th regular-season game, Johan Santana no-hit the St. Louis Cardinals to end New York’s circa-1962 drought at 8,019.
With COVID-19 delaying the start of the 2020 season, the Padres’ no no-hitter count currently sits on hold at 8,138 regular-season games. That’s 807 games shy of the Philadelphia Phillies’ 8,945-game mark for the longest drought between no-hitters.