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 ten runs on Friday night in San Diego, San Francisco drove in nine on Saturday against the Padres. The 4-5-6 hitters in the Giants line-up combined for all nine RBIs, and Buster Posey had three hits. The Giants have now won three games in a row.
But this night belonged to the guy on the mound, No. 55. Lincecum was dominant early, retiring six in a row via strikeout from the second to the fourth inning. With his 148 pitches, he would eventually strike out 13 in the game, following his 11-strikeout appearance in his last start on Monday against the Mets. It’s the first time he’s had back-to-back games with te...