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Padres’ Sean Manaea pitches seven no-hit innings vs. Diamondbacks

Apr 8, 2022; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Sean Manaea (55) throws against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the first inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Padres left-hander Sean Manaea pitched seven no-hit innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his team debut on Friday night as the club searched for a combined no-hitter.

Manaea, acquired from the Oakland Athletics last Sunday, struck out seven and walked one in an 88-pitch outing before manager Bob Melvin told him his night was done. The Padres led 3-0 entering the bottom of the eighth inning, when Tim Hill replaced Manaea.

Daulton Varsho was the only Arizona batter to reach base against Manaea, drawing a two-out walk in the second inning. Manaea retired the next 16 batters before exiting.

Manaea pitched a no-hitter for Oakland against the Boston Red Sox on April 21, 2018. San Diego has just one no-hitter in franchise history and it came last season when Joe Musgrove shut out the Texas Rangers on April 9, 2021.

Friday’s dominant performance marked the second straight night that the San Diego starting pitcher handcuffed Arizona batters. Right-hander Yu Darvish fired six no-hit innings on Thursday night before exiting after 92 pitches.

–Field Level Media