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. Now he has a no-hitter in which he threw a career-high 148 pitches, second most thrown in a no-hitter since Edwin Jackson threw 149 pitches in 2010.
“Right now I think I’m just kind of coming down and don’t know where to be emotionally,” a calm Lincecum said afterward.
“It’s pretty surreal for me just to be part of that. Obviously I got to see a couple with Jonathan’s and Cain’s perfect game, but to be in the middle of it is a little different. I think I’m still kind of pinching myself right now.”
Lincecum now 5-9, struck out 13, walked four and hit a batter.
“It’s good to see something nice happen for Timmy with his ups and downs the last couple of years,” Giants manager Bruce Bochy said.