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Odrisamer Despaigne loses his no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning

Jul 20, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

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Update (6:35 PM ET): Despaigne lost his no-hitter after recording back-to-back strikeouts of Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Curtis Granderson. Daniel Murphy ripped a high fastball for a double to left-center. David Wright followed up with a ground ball single up the middle to score Murphy. Despaigne departs having allowed the one run and two hits over 7 2/3 innings. He walked three, hit two batters, and struck out five on 123 pitches.

Padres starter Odrisamer Despaigne has no-hit the Mets through seven innings this afternoon. He hasn’t been perfect by any means, as he has walked three and hit two batters with baseballs. He loaded the bases with two outs on two walks and a hit batter before escaping the seventh. Despaigne will enter the eighth inning having thrown 100 pitches.

Catcher Yasmani Grandal gave his pitcher some run support, blasting a solo home run to right-center off of Zack Wheeler in the fourth inning. The Padres have scratched out eight hits but have managed only the one run.

Despaigne, making his fifth career start, has been great for the Padres. He entered the afternoon with a 1.35 ERA and a 12/8 K/BB ratio over 26 2/3 innings.

We’ll keep you updated as Despaigne progresses through the game in an attempt to throw the first no-hitter in Padres history. The Mets were last victims of a no-hitter on September 8, 1993, when Astros starter Darryl Kile accomplished the feat. The Padres, of course, watched a no-hitter earlier this season when Giants starter Tim Lincecum held them hitless on June 25.

  1. rbj1 - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:16 PM

    He’s going to need a quick inning.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:19 PM

      Pitch count up, and that 7th looked pretty shaky.
      Wasn’t it Preston Gomez who lifted a Padre pitcher who had a no-no through 8 many years back?

      • rbj1 - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:31 PM

        Can’t recall. A no-hitter is a wonderful thing, but don’t wreck a guy’s season (or career) by pushing him too far.

      • gloccamorra - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:34 PM

        Yeah, but the pitcher was losing 2-1. Getting a no-hitter and losing the game would be bitter-sweet.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Jul 20, 2014 at 7:37 PM

        Actually, Glocca, by amusing coincidence, it was 44 years ago tomorrow and against the Mets, and it was 1-0 NY with Clay Kirby closing in on the no-no. The pinch hitter in the 8th, Cito Gaston struck out. The bullpen then coughed up 2 more runs for the 3-0 loss. And it was a crucial game too, hence the focus on strategy over history. The loss dropped the Padres to 38-59, just 30 games out of 1st. Clearly the turning point of that glorious season.

  2. tbutler704 - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    My Metsies hate me.

  3. rbj1 - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Aw darn it.

    • gloccamorra - Jul 20, 2014 at 6:35 PM

      He’s up to 120 pitches. Bud Black is breathing easier now that a hit has been given up, he doesn’t want to blow out the kid’s arm sending him out for the ninth.

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