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Musgrove’s former high school coach says no-hitter was ‘meant to be’

Joe Musgrove is from the San Diego space and was traded to the Padres from the Pittsburgh Pirates in January.

SAN DIEGO — San Diego Padres followers are celebrating pitcher Joe Musgrove’s no-hitter on Friday, the primary in workforce historical past. The Padres beat the Texas Rangers 3-0.  

Musgrove is from the San Diego space and was simply traded to the Padres from Pittsburgh Pirates.

Musgrove attended Grossmont High School in El Cajon about ten years in the past however his former coach says he continues to get higher and nonetheless offers again to the athletes following in his footsteps.

“It was meant to be. I couldn’t think of a better person to represent the city of San Diego and the Padres,” stated Jim Earley, a instructor and former baseball coach at Grossmont High School in El Cajon. 

Friday evening, Musgrove achieved one thing no different San Diego Padres pitcher earlier than him has completed; he pitched a no-hitter, going a complete recreation with out giving up any hits to the opposing workforce.

The Padres have been the one lively workforce in Major League Baseball to be with no no-hitter till Musgrove made historical past.

“Joe went to games with his dad when it was at Qualcomm and then at Petco and he’s kind of seen the struggles of the Padres. Then he gets traded to the Padres,” Earley stated. 

The Padres received two National League Pennants within the Nineteen Eighties however they’ve by no means received the World Series. Earley says Musgrove has been some of the profitable baseball gamers from Grossmont High and he hasn’t forgotten the place he got here from.

“He comes back all the time and does whatever. In the past, he’s bought cleats and he’s helped out with the uniforms and stuff like that. So, he’s a legend at Grossmont High School no matter what.”

The Padres are scheduled to play the Texas Rangers once more this weekend. Musgrove will face off towards his former workforce the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday.

Earley additionally says he observed within the final six months that extra children are getting again to taking part in stick ball once more and he hopes what Musgrove did is much more inspiration for younger baseball gamers.

Watch: Here’s how San Diego Padres Opening Day appeared in and out of doors Petco Park

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