Jul 13, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum (55) reacts after throwing a no hitter against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. The Giants won 9-0. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Lincecum On No-Hitter: "It's Pretty Surreal"


Tim Lincecum is a decorated pitcher. He has won two Cy Young Awards and won two World Series with the San Francisco Giants. Last night he added something missing to his pitching resume, a no-hitter. He threw a no-hitter last night against the San Diego Padres and the Giants won 9-0.

“Right now I think I’m just kind of coming down and don’t know where to be emotionally,” a calm Lincecum said afterward, via ESPN.

“It’s pretty surreal for me just to be part of that,” Lincecum said. “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.”

As with every no hitter it seems like, there are always a couple plays the field makes to save it for their pitcher. Lincecum’s was no different. Alexi Amarista hit a sinking liner but Hunter Pence kept it alive by making an incredible diving catch.

Peance said: “just laid out and reached as far as I could and happened to just get there. I would say the whole game was one of the greatest feelings and greatest things to be a part of.”

“That was really special. To be honest with you, I thought that was a hit off the bat by Amarista,” Lincecum said. “But Hunter comes flying out of nowhere and makes the Superman catch. That was awesome.”

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