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.”