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SAN DIEGO — The Freak is back.
Tim Lincecum tossed aside his recent struggles and pitched his first career no-hitter — the second no-hitter in the majors in 11 days. It was a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the Giants’ 9-0 win over the last-place Padres on Saturday night.
Lincecum has won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings. Now, he has something really remarkable — a no-hitter in which he threw a whopping, career-high 148 pitches.
“Right now, I think I’m just kind of coming down and don’t know where to be emotionally,” a calm Lincecum said.
The slightly built right-hander was in control from his first pitch until his last, which settled into left fielder Gregor Blanco‘s glove and set off a wild celebration in front of a pro-Giants crowd at Petco Park.
Catcher Buster Posey wrapped Lincecum (5-9) in a bear hug and lifted him off the ground. Lincecum was then mobbed by his teammates behind the mound and doused with water.
BEST OF MAXIM
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 accidentally hit the home-plate umpire in the "family jewels" during the eighth inning of his no-hitter, eliciting the perfection reaction from the pitcher.
HE DID IT!
Tim Lincecum threw the second no-hitter of the season and seventh in Giants history. Read all about the pitcher's accomplishment.
In the third inning of Friday night’s San Francisco Giants-San Diego Padres game at Petco Park, a routine fly ball along the third base line wasn’t caught because an umpire boxed out Giants shortstop Brandon
OK, no clue how the umpire got hit in the balls but, The Big Lead has this Gif of Tim's reaction to such.
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The Freak. The two Cy Young Awards. The 2010 World Series title. The regression. The frustration. The worries about his delivery and durability. The temporary move to the bullpen in last year's playoffs. The World Series resurgence. Another championship. Then another decline, with a 5.12 ERA at the beginning of this June.
For a while, we've wondered where Tim Lincecum goes...
WHAT A PLAY
Tim Lincecum and his soul patch threw his first career no-hitter Saturday night against the Padres, but Lincecum is going to owe Hunter Pence dinner or naming rights to his first born or something after Pence made a remarkable diving grab to end the eighth and keep the no-no in tact. Lincecum also got some nifty help from Pablo Sandoval an inning earlier. It’s the Giants’ 14th...
Tim Lincecum has had a rough go of things over the last two years. His struggles have prompted questions about his ability to pitch going forward and about his health. However, this isn't an injury article today. Lincecum tossed his first career no-hitter against the San Diego Padres last night. And that's pretty cool. So take a look.
What a long strange trip it has been for San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum. At one time he appeared like he was set to be the next G.O.A.T. Than he seemed to lose his mojo and became a mere mortal like the rest of the us.
But not Saturday night.
It may have taken him 148 pitches, but the man tossed his first career no-hitter. Oh--and he had 13 strikeouts to boot...
If you live on the East Coast, there is a good chance you missed San Francisco Giants pitcher Tim Lincecum salvage what has been according to most people a horrible season.
Lincecum threw a 148 pitch, 9 inning no-hitter leading the Giants to a 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres late Saturday night.
Yes, he threw 148 pitches. He also struck out 13 and walked 4.
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Tim Lincecum discusses his first career no-hitter.
On July 2nd, Tim Lincecum was the opposing pitcher when Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds threw a no-hitter against his San Francisco Giants. Just when everyone thought the Freak was all washed up, Tim Lincecum celebrates his first ever no-hitter at Petco Park in San Diego. The 29-year-old Lincecum dissected the San Diego Padres Saturday night with a thirteen strikeouts...
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...
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum pitched his first career no-hitter Saturday night in a 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Lincecum has won two Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings.