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Tim Lincecum Throws No-Hitter vs. Padres. . . Again
NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

Posted on 06/25/2014 6:57:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway

He's done it again. For the second time in less than a year, Tim Lincecum has pitched a no-hitter against the weak-hitting San Diego Padres.

Lincecum (6-5) allowed just one base runner: a second-inning walk of Chase Headley. He struck out six on 113 total pitches, using a big-breaking curve to set up his fastball. He also added two hits at the plate and scored two runs.

The Giants won the game 4-0.

Lincecum threw his other career no-hitter last July, also against the Padres. In last year's no-hitter, he walked four and struck out 13 on 148 pitches.

The 30-year-old right-hander became just the second pitcher in major league history to twice no-hit the same team. Addie Joss did it for Cleveland against the Chicago White Sox in 1908 and again in 1910.

The Padres, incidentally, are the only franchise in the big leagues that has never pitched a no-hitter.

Lincecum made quick work of the San Diego hitters in the late innings.

He drew a standing ovation when he batted in the eighth, then struck out pinch-hitter Chris Denorfia in the ninth. Pinch-hitter Yasmani Grandal followed with a tapper back to Lincecum, who tossed to first for the out.

Will Venable was up next, and Lincecum retired him on an easy grounder to second base. Lincecum took a few steps toward first when the ball was hit, stopped to watch the play and clapped his hand into his glove when it was over.

Lincecum threw the 16th no-hitter in Giants' team history. Just one other pitcher has thrown two -- Christy Mathewson for the New York Giants more than 100 years ago.

This was the third no-hitter in Major League Baseball this season. Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers threw the others.

San Francisco Giants no-hitters through history:

June 25, 2014, Tim Lincecum vs. San Diego, 4-0 July 13, 2013, Tim Lincecum at San Diego, 9-0 June 13, 2012, Matt Cain vs. Houston, 10-0 (perfect game) July 10, 2009, Jonathan Sanchez vs. San Diego, 8-0 Sept. 29, 1976, John Montefusco at Atlanta, 9-0 Aug. 24, 1975 (2nd game), Ed Halicki vs. New York Mets, 6-0 Sept. 17, 1968, Gaylord Perry vs. St. Louis, 1-0 June 15, 1963, Juan Marichal vs. Houston, 1-0 New York Giants no-hitters:

May 8, 1929, Carl Hubbell vs. Pittsburgh, 11-0 May 7, 1922, Jesse Barnes vs. Philadelphia, 6-0 April 15, 1915, Richard Marquard vs. Brooklyn, 2-0 Sept. 6, 1912, Jeff Tesreau at Philadelphia, 3-0 July 4, 1908, Hooks Wiltse vs. Philadelphia, 1-0, 10 innings June 13, 1905, Christy Mathewson at Chicago Cubs, 1-0 July 15, 1901, Christy Mathewson at St. Louis, 5-0 July 31, 1891, Amos Rusie vs. Brooklyn, 6-0

Lincecum joined Justin Verlander, Mark Buehrle and Homer Bailey as active pitchers with two no-hitters.

Nolan Ryan holds the all-time record with seven.

No longer the shaggy-haired ace of the Giants, Lincecum sported a mustache while thrilling 41,500 fans at AT&T Park. He lowered his ERA to 4.42 and put together quite a complete game -- he went 2 for 3 with a walk and scored twice.

A’s Reach Deal to Stay at Coliseum Another Decade Lincecum starred for the Giants in 2010, going 16-10 as they won their first World Series crown since moving to San Francisco in 1958. He hasn't finished with a winning record since then, and was relegated to the bullpen when the Giants won another championship in 2012.

Praise for the Giants' pitcher poured in Wednesday afternoon on social media, including from San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, who wrote on Twitter, "Congratulations @timlincecum on your 2nd career no-hitter! Go #SFGiants!!!"


TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; nohitter; sanfrancisco
Interesting he didn't throw any no hitters when he was a dominant pitcher, and now he has two when he;s a mediocre pitcher. The way sports writers talk about him you'd think he's terrible.
1 posted on 06/25/2014 6:57:39 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
i was at the gym in Fayetteville, NC this afternoon while this was happening... i was watching The World Cup, and they kept breaking away to the Giants game... it took me a while to figure out what was going on... being that this is NC, i was surprised they kept showing Tim... :)

go GIANTS!

2 posted on 06/25/2014 7:02:01 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: nickcarraway

I watched game 5 of the 1984 world series the other night. (speaking of the Padres)


3 posted on 06/25/2014 7:07:21 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway
Nolan Ryan holds the all-time record with seven.

Still an incredible feat.

4 posted on 06/25/2014 7:07:54 PM PDT by montag813
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To: cripplecreek

Can I borrow your time machine?


5 posted on 06/25/2014 7:08:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK6_XSf8UL8

Tiger Stadium was a great park for watching a game.


6 posted on 06/25/2014 7:10:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: nickcarraway
Great job, Timmy. But a team shouldn't have to also depend on their starters to provide their own run support, too.

SF needs a new batting instructor.

7 posted on 06/25/2014 7:10:56 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: nickcarraway

Lincecum is a great pitcher. I wish he would through a no hitter against a better team than the Padres.


8 posted on 06/25/2014 7:12:43 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: nickcarraway

This is what I love about being self-employed. CSN Bay Area on was today in the office and nothing happened in the last three innings.

Timmy was awesome today. Two hits, loose and smiling. And a gladiator helmet in the clubhouse when it was all done.

Oh yeah.

Lucky fans today. You never know when a no-hitter’s going to happen. I was fortunate to see Nolan Ryan’s 7th (?) no-hitter against the A’s. Special game.


9 posted on 06/25/2014 7:14:15 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: nickcarraway

Johnny Vander Meer had back to back no-hitters in 1938.


10 posted on 06/25/2014 7:15:33 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: skeeter

Lost in the no big news was Buster Posey’s 4-4 day.

Young Mr. Panik is made of strong stuff. He started the 4-3 putout for the last out today... after making his first MLB error last night.


11 posted on 06/25/2014 7:16:34 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

Those crummy Padres kicked our butts the last two nights! They always play tough against the Giants.


12 posted on 06/25/2014 7:17:15 PM PDT by bootless ("If we lose freedom here, there is no place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth."~RWR)
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To: cripplecreek

I don’t miss the ‘obstructed view’ seats, though.


13 posted on 06/25/2014 7:20:56 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: bootless

Been waiting awhile for Panik to get moved up. Although Hicks was decent defensively we definitely need Panik’s bat.


14 posted on 06/25/2014 7:21:26 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 1rudeboy

Comerica park is nice but its just not the same.


15 posted on 06/25/2014 7:26:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: cripplecreek

hated when the closed Tiger Stadium...they should have did what the Yankees did, build an exact replica. Comerica Park is awful..plus the players hate it.


16 posted on 06/25/2014 7:26:23 PM PDT by basalt
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To: cripplecreek

Yah, the old ballparks had something . . . .


17 posted on 06/25/2014 7:30:51 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: bootless

Hitter’s feats tend to get overlooked in no-hitters.


18 posted on 06/25/2014 7:31:43 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: nickcarraway
Tim, is a better pitcher now...

Not just a thrower....

19 posted on 06/25/2014 7:36:20 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: latina4dubya

“Timcecum” is the man!

And, let me add my..... GO GIGANTES!


20 posted on 06/25/2014 7:43:17 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: nickcarraway

This game made Lady Bender’s day as she watched it from her hospital bed after hip replacement yesterday...


21 posted on 06/25/2014 8:52:43 PM PDT by tubebender (Evening news is where they begin with "Good Evening," and then proceed to tell you why it isn't.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; AuH2ORepublican; hockeyfan44; campaignPete R-CT; dfwgator

Congrats Tim, again. So that’s how many ohter active pitcher’s with more than 1 no hitter. Buehrle, Verlander, Homer Bailey, I guess that’s it. Halladay is retired.

Poor Padres, this is the 9th time they’re been no hit, still don’t have one of their own.


22 posted on 06/25/2014 9:12:11 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: nickcarraway

Lincecum did a great job today, but I don’t think he appreciated the cold water celebration.

I thought David Price did a great job with Tampa Bay. All in all it was a good day for baseball.


23 posted on 06/25/2014 9:15:59 PM PDT by pallis
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To: nickcarraway

The Padres make me wish they had relegation in North American professional sports. They really aren’t a major league team anymore, and the franchise should be booted down to the minor leagues.


24 posted on 06/25/2014 9:16:10 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Impy

BoSox got Chris Capuano DFA today for the purpose of trade. Any takers?


25 posted on 06/25/2014 9:29:43 PM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (Let the dead bury the dead. Let the GOP bury the GOP.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Someone will probably pick him up, I wouldn’t.


26 posted on 06/25/2014 9:39:39 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: denydenydeny

Tony Gwynn may haunt you for that remark.


27 posted on 06/25/2014 10:09:20 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: latina4dubya

Im sorry you live in Fayetteville. I’m stuck here also. LOL


28 posted on 06/26/2014 4:42:00 AM PDT by Hyman Roth
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To: Impy; AuH2ORepublican; hockeyfan44; dfwgator

Lincecum becomes only the second pitcher ever to no-hit the same team twice.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 5:38:28 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: Hyman Roth
Im sorry you live in Fayetteville. I’m stuck here also. LOL

i like it... there are lots of restaurants!

30 posted on 06/26/2014 6:13:32 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: Misterioso; bootless
Hitter’s feats tend to get overlooked in no-hitters.

plus Tim had two hits, a walk and two runs... a great day for him!

31 posted on 06/26/2014 6:18:19 AM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: GOPsterinMA; hockeyfan44; darkangel82; AuH2ORepublican

The other being HOFer Addie Joss against the White Sox, including his 74 pitch percent game, the bastard.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 1:06:05 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: Impy

That scoundrel!


33 posted on 06/26/2014 1:50:53 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA
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To: nickcarraway

Meanwhile the Padres are the only Major League team who’ve never had a no hitter thrown by one of their pitchers.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 1:53:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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