SAN DIEGO – Pitcher Joe Musgrove etched himself into MLB and Padres history 10 days ago when he threw the first no-hitter in franchise history.
Despite not making history in his first home start since the no-no, Musgrove had another impressive outing Monday, this time setting a personal record.
The native of El Cajon, Calif., struck out a career-high 13 batters in seven innings and allowed four hits in the Padres’ 3-1 loss to the Brewers at Petco Park.
The only blemishes came in the third and fifth innings for Musgrove. In the third, former Padre Luis Urías sent a fastball from Musgrove into the opposite-field stands for the Brewers’ first run. In the fifth, Billy McKinney put a ball into the right-field porch.
Musgrove’s 13 punchouts made him the first Padres pitcher to collect at least that many since Dinelson Lamet did so in 2019, also against the Brewers.