So far in the 2014 season, only Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw had thrown no-hitters. Now, as in the past two years in Matt Cain against the Astros in 2012 and Tim Lincecum against the Padres in 2013, Lincecum has done it again against the Padres. Tried as the Padres might to slow the game down, perhaps give him four balls in his last plate appearance to mess with his rhythm, and try to adjust, Lincecum shut the Padres down minus a 2nd inning walk to Chase Headley. Timmy joins Christy Mathewson as the only Giants to have multiple no-hitters, and also is in a group of three others that have thrown two no-hitters in a calendar year timeframe along with Homer Bailey, Nolan Ryan, and Sandy Koufax. Some exclusive names and notable talents. This is the sixteenth no-hitter for the Giants franchise. Here are the videos. Three of the last four no-hitters by the Giants have come against the Padres, between two of Timmy’s and from Jonathan Sanchez in 2009.
The top of the ninth inning of the game, home feed, complete with Powerade dumps afterwards.
Tim Lincecum and battery-mate Hector Sanchez talked about the no-hitter in the post-game press conference.
Manager Bruce Bochy raises a glass (or paper cup) to Lincecum and his teammates.
MLB Tonight spoke with Lincecum after all the celebrations and conferences.
Jeff Nelson of MLB.com talks about Lincecum’s no-hitter.
More breakdown from MLB Network:
Video of the two Lincecum no-hitters courtesy of MLB.com.
For pictures, check out the San Francisco Giants photo blog. As you’d expect, they got some pretty good shots.
Congrats, Timmy. We love you.