The Colorado Rockies were on the verge of making all kinds of dubious history. Not only have the San Diego Padres never had a no-hitter, or perfect game, in their team’s history, starting pitcher Jordan Lyles has struggled for most of his career—much of that with the Rockies—and had never won a game at Petco Park.
They managed to avoid the big ones and even managed to make it interesting late but ultimately fell in a 4-0 loss in which they were dominated by one of the worst pitchers in their own franchise history.
It was the 29th one-hitter in Padres history.
Trevor Story finally broke up the perfecto with one out in the eighth, taking a well-located fastball away from him and lining it into left field for a single. Pat Valaika followed with a walk that prompted the Padres to go to Brand Hand. Charlie Blackmon came on to pinch-hit, searching for the first left-on-left hit against Hand all season, but he settled for drawing a walk to load the bases.