Tim Lincecum has his first no-hitter
On the edge of being sent to the bullpen, Tim Lincecum threw a no-hitter in the Giants’ win on Saturday.
The two-time Cy Young recipient had his first no-hitter, just the second no-hitter in major league baseball this season, in the Giants’ 9-0 victory against the San Diego Padres, USA Today reported.
“It’s pretty surreal for me to be a part of that,” he told Sports Xchange. “It feels good. But right now, I don’t think I’ve really taken in the whole idea of what just happened. Like I said, I’m still pinching myself.”
Giants manager Bruce Bochy was extremely proud of Lincecum, with the awareness that he was thinking of benching him.
“Unbelievable,” he told Sports Xchange. “What was impressive was how much better he got deep in the game. Believe me, I was thinking about where he was with the pitch count. But he was under control and even got better with his delivery and command. He just had that eye in the tiger look.”
When Lincecum arrived at the team’s locker room, he told Sports Xchange that he was speechless, when it came to addressing his teammates.
This is the Giants’ third win in their four-game series against the Padres, with their last game on Sunday.