No-No Joe Musgrove wants a championship for hometown Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Joe Musgrove took a second clear of the mayhem of the clubhouse birthday party after the San Diego Padres clinched a playoff spot to mirror on the place his occupation has been and the place he wants it to move.

The large right-hander will perpetually be remembered because the hometown child who threw the primary no-hitter in franchise historical past, in simply his 2d get started with the Padres. He pitched in his first All-Star Game this yr after which signed a $100 million, five-year contract.

Musgrove helped the Padres clinch an NL wild-card spot, simply the 7th playoff berth within the franchise’s most commonly forgettable 54-year historical past. His final function is successful any other World Series ring that he would imagine extra reliable than the only he received with the scandal-tinged Houston Astros in 2017.

“It’s a been a long time since we’ve been in this spot,” stated Musgrove, who grew up cheering for the Padres and his favourite participant, 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner Jake Peavy, whose No. 44 he now wears. “It’s pretty crazy how it all worked out. I end up back here in a year where we’ve got a team like we have to make it this far.”

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