As Tyson Ross said, "It got close, but no cigar."
That's the way it's always been over the last half-century when the San Diego Padres flirt with a no-hitter.
Ross lost his bid to pitch the first one in the history of the Padres when rookie center fielder Franchy Cordero appeared to misjudge a ball with two outs in the eighth inning Friday night of a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Playing their 7,835th game since joining the majors in 1969, the Padres again came agonizingly close to their first no-no. They remain the only team in the big leagues that has never thrown a no-hitter.
As he mowed down the Diamondbacks with a dominant slider...