SAN DIEGO (Associated Press) — After Michael Wacha went no-hitter in the eighth inning, Michael Massey took the lead at bat and scored a career-high 11 strikeouts for a shutout victory. The Padres won four. -0 against the Kansas City Royals on Monday.
The win ended the Padres’ five-game losing streak. Massey sent a hit to the right field on Wacha’s 103rd pitch. At that point, manager Bob Melvin decided to remove his right-hander from the mound, earning a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd of 43,828.RELATED
Nick Martinez, who came in as a relief and eliminated the rest of the opposition, worked with Wacha to keep the Padres to just two hits.
There was a moment of confusion in the closing stages as fans stormed the field when Nick Pratt was called a strike three. The umpire met and ruled that Martinez’s pitch was valid.
Wacha (4-1), who signed as a free agent on Feb. 16, walked one ball. He had a perfect game before hitting Edward Olivares with a pitch in the fifth inning.
Wacha walked Bobby Witt Jr. in the sixth inning with two outs before first baseman Jake Cronenworth made a spectacular diving catch to stop Vinny Pascantino’s ground out to protect the no-hitter. .
On April 9, 2021, Joe Musgrove became the only Padres no-hitter in his second start for his hometown team.
Fernando Tatis, Jr. had two hits, a run, and another as the Padres took advantage of Brad Keller’s wild pitch to make up for an offensive slump that lasted at least one night.
Tatis singled in the first at-bat, advancing on a ground ball by Machado and an error by Keller. Keller made a bad throw to the catcher, which set up the score for Tatis.
Keller (3 wins, 4 losses) had 3 bases loaded with 4 walks and 1 batter in the 2nd inning, but the Padres scored only 2 runs.
Another run came when Tatis hit a RBI hit and the bases were loaded after Manny Machado was hit by a pitch in his hand.
For the Padres, Fernando Tatis, Jr. of the Dominican Army scored 5-2 and scored once. Manny Machado is 1-0, 1 RBI, and Juan Soto is 2-0. Venezuela’s Rougnedo O’Dor 3-0.
Venezuela’s Salvador Perez is 4-0 for the Royals. Edward Olivares is 2-0 and Michael Garcia is 3-0.