Arizona Diamondbacks left-hander Tyler Gilbert delivered a punch against the San Diego Padres in a 7-0 win Saturday night at Chase Field, becoming the fourth player in baseball history to achieve the feat on his first debut. 27, the 15th bowler to start this season for the Diamondbacks, made three comfortable games after being called up to the major tournaments earlier this month. He dropped several hit balls and walked three times, but somehow managed to stop Padres from finding holes. He is only the third bowler in Diamondbacks history to throw a no hitter, joining Hall of Fame left-hander Randy Johnson. in 2004 and right-hander Edwin Jackson in 2010. Johnson’s no-hitter was a perfect game. “I was aware, like the fifth inning,” Gilbert told MLB Network after the game, “but[Padrese hitters]were hitting balls in (the defenders) really hard, and the others were missing it… It was a rush.” Diamondbacks manager Tori Lovulo agreed. on Gilbert’s assessment of the fortunate series of events that led to the historic outcome. “We were in the right place. Lovolo said in the post-match interview.” The evening felt like sort of a reflection of the poor fortune the Diamondbacks have endured this season: Padres had 10 balls in play at 95 mph or more difficult, including six at 100 mph or higher. Everything was turned outside, in a sense, the game ended in a proper way. With two ninth-place wins, Padres’ Tommy Pham hit the midfield that looked like he had a chance of falling for a hit. Instead, it was held in hold just long enough for Ketel Marte to quickly grab it to shut it down. Gilbert hit each of the first two of the ninth dough, froze Padres’ Trent Grisham on a cutter above the board for the first time, then had Ha-Seong Kim look at the boundary court. Gilbert needed just three pitches to score three times in the eighth inning, with the Padres setting each pitch at 98 mph or more difficult. Austin Nola flew shy of the wall in left field; Eric Hosmer hit a steep runway into a short distance, where Nick Ahmed made a nice pickup before first baseman Pavin Smith made a low throw; Wall Myers flew into the deep right center field to finish the game. Gilbert, a former 2015 sixth-round pick by the Philadelphia Phillies, was picked up by the Diamondbacks on Stage Triple-A of the Base 5 draft. The first bowler to throw a hard kick in his first career start since St. Louis Browns quarterback Bobo Holman did it. on May 6, 1953. Two others also accomplished the feat, doing so in Baseball’s dead-ball era: St. Louis. It was Ted Brittenstein of Lewis Brown in 1891 and Bumpus Jones of the Cincinnati Reds in 1892. Gilbert’s father, Greg, who had been pictured on television before the last time chanting raucously for his son, was in the audience. They exchanged a warm hug in celebration after the match. “I told him to stop crying, but he loves it,” Gilbert told MLB Network what he told his father during the hug. General, matching the record set in 1884 for the most players in a single baseball season. The Padres kicked off a no-hitting frenzy in 2021 as Joe Musgrove scored the first single in franchise history. The other players this season came from: The White Sox’s Carlos Rodon; John Maines Orioles; Reds Wade Miley; Spencer Turnbull for Tigers; Corey Kluber Yankees; The no-hitter combined of cubs.