Michael Wacha pitched seven no-hitter innings in the San Diego Padres’ victory over the Kansas City Royals

Michael Wacha pitched seven no-hitter innings in the San Diego Padres’ victory over the Kansas City Royals


Michael Wacha, pitcher for the San Diego Padres.

Michael Wacha, pitcher for the San Diego Padres.

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The San Diego Padres left no doubt against the Kansas City Royals, after a great performance by their starting pitcher, Michael Wacha, who got the best of his arm and tied the opposing team’s bats for seven full innings in order to claim the victory of his team with a final score of 4-0.

The pitcher had a night to watch, although he didn’t manage the no-hitter, feat he attempted until the seventh inningduring said number of innings, Wacha walked just one and struck out eleven to tie up their rivals at Petco Park.

All this work was supported by the team’s bats, because in the same first inning they brought the first run. Brad Keller fired a wide shot, which was used by Fernando Tatis Jr. to reach the register and give him comfort on the scoreboard.

Later, in the second entry, two more stripes arrived. Tatis Jr. hit an RBI single that brought in Trent Grisham. Also, in the same part of the game Manny Machado was hit by Brad Keller’s pitch. With the bases full, Austin Nola arrived at the register and made it 3-0 on the scoreboard.

In the seventh, Ha-Seong Kim singled with a groundout to center fielderwhich made Xander Bogaerts will come to the plate after running from second base. However, after getting all three outs, the story changed in the next inning against the team that was ahead.

in the eighth, Michael Massey broke up the no-hitter that the Padres pitcher was doing. A strong line to right fielder the feat that the San Diego team was putting together, led by the 31-year-old pitcher, finished.

After the hit, Nick Martínez entered the field of play and calmed the waters so that the Padres continued with the same advantage on the boardwhich was maintained until the last out of the game. The one that meant the 20th win for San Diego and the 31st loss for Kansas.

However, before that last retired player, Vinnie Pasquantino managed to connect another hit in what was the last opportunity at bat for his teamalthough he did not prevent the defeat of his team with said indisputable.

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