Found July 16, 2013 on The Giants Cove:
When the San Francisco Giants won two games in a row last week against the struggling San Diego Padres, a glimmer of hope seemed to appear amid the nightmare of the 2013 season. Then San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum threw the 15th no hitter in Giants' franchise history Saturday against the Padres and fans flooded the local sports talk radio airwaves with the news that the team's troubles were over. The next day San Diego not only scored 10 runs to win the last game before the All Star Break, they held San Francisco to a single run. As so often happens excited fans resisted letting actual statistical data get in the way of their firmly held belief that the San Francisco Giants have indeed turned their year around. And the pesky reality check? In the thirteen July games played by Giants leading up to the All Star Game, the team went 4-9, scoring 46 runs-- 3.53 runs per game. Opposing teams scored 61 runs-- 4.69 per game. And, amazingly, that counts...

A Toast To Lincecum

First of all…Tim Lincecum, I want to say Congratulations…and Thank You.  I know that the relationship between you and the fans hasn’t been so clean the last couple of seasons, but we are still rooting for you, and we appreciate that you are still working on your art and craft, and doing it so that Giants fans can appreciate it, rather than some who don’t, and wait until...

Tim Lincecum Spins No Hitter, Watch All 27 Outs Here

San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum proved that on any given day he has the capability to return to his old form. The Freak in the midst of another disappointing season spun a masterpiece against the San Diego Padres yesterday recording the No-No. You can watch all 27 outs including the Ho-Hitter saving catch in the 8th inning by Hunter Pence. The post Tim Lincecum Spins No...

San Francisco Giants: Tim Lincecum reestablishes former dominance with no-hitter

Ever since his debut, Tim Lincecum has been the ultimate fan favorite in San Francisco. In two short years, The Freak had become the face of the Giants organization. Lincecum found massive success in 2008 and 2009, which culminated in two consecutive Cy Young Awards. The superstar quickly rose to the top of baseball’s elite. He fit the mold of a true ace and was consistently the...

Lincecum still the Freak after 148-pitch no-hitter

Tim Lincecum walked into the San Francisco Giants' clubhouse late Sunday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body. That was no small matter, considering that Lincecum threw 148 pitches in his first career no-hitter Saturday night. The Freak, indeed. While he was still trying to put his no-hitter into perspective, Lincecum said his arm was OK after his...

Giants Rumors: Tigers, others interested in Tim Lincecum

Fresh off of a 148 pitch no-hitter, Tim Lincecum is garnering some interest from teams, A team that is interested in him is the Detroit Tigers, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. While the level of interest isn't clear, we still have to figure out if the Giants will be buyers or sellers at the deadline. The thought before the teams four game series against the Padres was...

Tim Lincecum on Detroit Tigers’ Trade Radar?

Whatever trade value Tim Lincecum may have had no doubt soared over the weekend, as he delivered a 148-pitch no-hitter against the San Diego Padres. That said, despite a recent hot streak, Lincecum is 5-9 with a 4.29 ERA on the season. More importantly, he’s set to be a free agent when 2013 wraps, and the Giants currently sit eight under .500 and 6.5 back in the NL West. So, could...

Giants’ Turn to Celebrate as Tim Lincecum No-Hits the Padres

Talk about a comeback. Just 11 days after being no-hit by the Cincinnati Reds and Homer Bailey, the San Francisco Giants got to celebrate a no-hitter of their own – this one thrown by fan-favorite Tim Lincecum, as the black-and-orange defeated the San Digeo Padres 9-0. The Giants offense was explosive for the second consecutive game, and they scored early and often. After plating...

What You Need to Know: The Lincecum Before the Storm by Daniel Rathman

Tim Lincecum`s no-hitter was a great moment for Giants fans, but it didn`t make Brian Sabean`s job any easier.

The Shameful Melancholy of Tim Lincecum's No-Hitter

Despite Brian Kenny's protestations, a no-hitter is still an event to get excited about, like Christmas morning even after you know Santa Claus isn't coming. The combination of talent meeting luck, as an entire team is stymied by the pitcher and nine men who, for one day, are positioned in just the right way so no hard liners, bloop singles, or slow rollers can find safe...

Tigers could be interested in San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum

The Tigers’ bullpen has been serviceable as of late with Joaquin Benoit taking over the closers role while Drew Smyly has been murdering left handed hitters while taking on the 7th and 8th innings. The jury is still out on Bruce Rondon and whether or not he’ll eventually come around but despite things being somewhat quiet for the Tigers in terms of the bullpen there’s still...

SF Giants Rumors: Heston, Francoeur, Gillespie, Lincecum, Pence and Lopez

Credit: Steven Robles – SF Giants Rumors Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle tweeted over the weekend that the San Francisco Giants have designated Minor Leaguer Chris Heston for assignment to make room for outfielder Jeff Francoeur on the 40-man roster. Cole Gillespie was placed on waivers by the Giants last week, and he’s since been claimed by the Cubs. Danny Knobler...

Report: Tigers interested in acquiring Tim Lincecum

The Detroit Tigers have interest in acquiring San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum as a reliever, reports Lincecum has won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings.  Now he has a no-hitter in which he threw a career-high 148 pitches, second most thrown in a no-hitter since Edwin Jackson threw 149 pitches in 2010. Lincecum, 29, pitched his first...
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