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
Padres manager Bud Black is telling MLB.com that Robbie Erlin or Matt Wisler could fill the fifth spot in the starting rotation as Josh Johnson heals from a strained flexor muscle in his forearm. Black says the 21-year-old Wisler has a lot of poise despite his age, and he brings a fastball in the low…Details
The Houston Astros’ Jarred Cosart threw five innings of perfect baseball against the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, striking out nine batters by mixing up a fastball in the 90s with a wicked breaking ball. Houston’s Raul Valdes took the ball for the sixth inning but lost the no-hitter on a single by Nationals second-baseman Anthony…Details
A happy 70th birthday to former Padres outfielder Cito Gaston, who in 1970 was put in to pinch hit for Clay Kirby by manager Preston Gomez despite Kirby having a no-hitter through eight innings. San Diego was down 1-0 to the New York Mets at the time. Gaston struck out, reliever Jack Baldschun gave up…Details