Tim Lincecum throws 148 pitch no-hitter

7/14/13 in MLB   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Blog Photo - Tim Lincecum throws 148 pitch no-hitterWhat was a mediocre year for Tim Lincecum suddenly turned sublime Saturday night. Lincecum threw his first career no-hitter in a 9-0 win over the Padres. It wasn't the cleanest no-hitter. He walked four batters and needed a whopping 148 pitches to complete the no-no. That isn't quite the highest number of pitches in a no-hitter. Edwin Jackson threw 149 pitches in his no-hitter in 2010.

Here is video of the final out.



Like most no-hitters, this one needed a great defensive play to keep it alive, which Hunter Pence provided in the 8th.



 
Lincecum came into this game with a 4.81 ERA. Time will tell if this will turn around his season, or if it’s just a blip, especially given the sheer number of pitches thrown. For now though, congratulations to Lincecum on adding another jewel to his fine career.
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7/16/13   |   ML31   |   3658 respect

Who would have thought he would do it now?  We all thought it would happen when he was really on top of his game a few years ago...  But good for Timmy!