No no-hitter hangover here.
Ha-Seong Kim launched his first big league homer, and Trent Grisham hit his first home run of the season after missing the first week with a hamstring strain. Jake Cronenworth stayed red hot, as well, reaching base four times, as the Padres rallied for a 7-4 victory at Globe Life Field.
The San Diego offense had fallen into a minor rut over the past week, held to three runs or fewer in five straight games.
Perhaps that rut even played into Musgrove’s favor. After his no-hitter, Musgrove noted that he was probably aided by some of the quick innings turned in by the San Diego offense. He was in a groove all night, and was never thrown out of his rhythm.
Of course, most nights, that strategy doesn’t work. And sure enough, the Padres’ bats came back to life on Saturday, working deep counts and doing damage in the game’s decisive moments.
After facing an early 3-0 deficit, Kim’s towering home run off the left-field foul pole tied the game at 3 in the fifth inning. Then, after they’d fallen behind again, Grisham’s seventh-inning blast gave San Diego its first lead, 5-4.