SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - Padres pitcher Michael Wacha is unhittable through seven innings of play against the Kansas City Royals.
Wacha threw 101 pitches on Monday night, striking out 11 batters. This is a new career high. He was on his way to a perfect game when he hit Edward Olivares in the fifth with a pitch. The right-hander, Jake Cronenworth, made an incredible diving stop on Vinnie Pasquantino’s grounder in the sixth inning after he walked Bobby Witt Jr.
Wacha, 31, began the season with a record of 3-1 in seven starts. On February 16, he joined the Padres in his 11th season of major league baseball as a free-agent.
Joe Musgrove, who was playing for his hometown Padres in his second game, threw his only Padres no-hitter April 9, 2021.