Hello and happy Saturday.
This is kind of a rude article.
On Friday night, San Diego Padres pitcher Joe Musgrove threw a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers. It was a special moment, and not just because it was the Padres first game since playing the San Francisco Giants — thanks for that timing, folks.
It was special because it was the first no-hitter in the history of the Padres franchise.
We take no-hitters for granted as Giants fans, because we can rattle off Matt Cain, Jonathan Sanchez, Tim Lincecum, Tim Lincecum again, and Chris Heston without having to think twice. Those are just the recent ones.
The Padres have been around since 1969 and this is their first no-hitter.
Meanwhile, Tim Lincecum not only has two no-hitters on his own, but has two no-hitters against those very same Padres.
Say, let’s watch those again.
So congrats to Joe Musgrove on an awesome, awesome achievement.
And congrats to the Padres for now having 50% as many no-hitters as Timmy has thrown against them, instead of 0%. Progress!
Old, random MCC article for you to read
No, seriously, Randy Johnson was on the Giants (Jan. 7, 2015 — Grant Brisbee)
- Roger Munter looks at the Giants Minor League depth chart in left field (There R Giants)
- Grant Brisbee has worry rankings for the Giants struggling hitters (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Ann Killion on a home opener that gave some hope for normalcy (SF Chronicle)
- Nico Savidge on how the Giants first game with fans went smoothly (Mercury News)
- Steve Berman talks with Henry Schulman about three decades covering the Giants (The Athletic, subscription required)
- Dieter Kurtenbach on how Gabe Kapler was listening to the fans (Mercury News)
What time do the Giants play today?
The Giants play the Rockies today at 1:05 p.m. PT
Have a swell Saturday, friends.