Tim Lincecum has tweaked his delivery, altered his workload between starts, changed his diet, and even his hair, trying just about anything in recent years to rediscover his old Cy Young form.
Maybe his first career no-hitter will do the trick at last.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner will pitch again Monday night for the Giants against the Cincinnati Reds, giving the home fans at AT&T Park a chance to cheer his July 13 no-hitter at San Diego that was among few first-half highlights for the reigning World Series champions.
Lincecum took some time to celebrate the latest remarkable moment in his up-and-down career, albeit not for long.
The San Francisco right-hander returned to his hometown of Seattle during the All-Star break for some relaxation and time away.