Sterling Hitchcock, a New York Yankee and Seattle Mariner before joining the Padres for the 1997 season, was impressive in his first start for San Diego. On April 5, 1997, 17 years ago today, Hitchcock held the Philadelphia Phillies hitless for four innings before yielding a Rico Brogna 5th-inning line-drive double to right, marking the…Details
The Marlins’ Jeff Baker tags Eric Stults for a first-inning single, and the #Padres have gone 7,170 games without a #nohitter.
Padres no no-hitter No. 7,169 comes in the first on a Carl Crawford leadoff double.
Leadoff hitter Carl Crawford drives a hard grounder by second for #Padres game 7,168 with no #nohitter.
Andrew Cashner yields a 2nd-inning Juan Uribe single for the #Padres 7,167th game without a #nohitter. Sunday night’s Padres opener was actually Game No. 3 for the Dodgers, who opened up the season in Australia by beating the Arizona Diamondbacks two straight games.Details
The Kansas City Royals have claimed Patrick Schuster – the man who threw four consecutive no-hitters in high school – off waivers from the San Diego Padres. Schuster, 23, had accomplished the feat while pitching for Mitchell High School in New Port Richey, Fla. This spring, the lefty allowed two earned runs and 11 hits…Details