Padres nearly left us flying solo one year ago today

One year ago today, on July 10, 2011, the San Diego Padres nearly left the Mets alone in the notoriety of being the only Major League franchise without a no-hitter. But the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Juan Uribe broke up San Diego’s no-hitter with a two-out double against Luke Gregorson in the ninth inning, and so that left two in the club (at least until June 1, 2012). The Dodgers wound up winning that game 1-0.

Padres starter Aaron Harang made it through six, and Josh Spence, Chad Qualls and Mike Adams kept L.A. hitless through eight.

Until Santana’s achievement last month, the Mets had gone without a no-no since 1962, while the Padres have been at it since 1969. The Rockies and Rays were also in the no no-hitter club at the start of the 2010 season but broke free with gems by Ubaldo Jimenez and Matt Garza that year.

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