San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum cemented his place in history on Saturday night by throwing the first no-hitter of his career during the Giants 9-0 win over the San Diego Padres. Lincecum struck out thirteen batters during his outing.
With the no-hitter and multiple Cy Young awards, Lincecum joins an elite group of pitchers in MLB history:
Tim Lincecum is the 5th multiple Cy Young Award winner at the time of his 1st no-hitter: Santana, Saberhagen, Seaver & Gibson. Elite list.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 14, 2013
Lincecum becomes the second pitcher to toss a no-hitter this month, just two weeks after Cincinnati Reds pitcher Homer Bailey, who has the past two no-hitters in MLB history. Bailey’s no-hitter conveniently came against the San Francisco Giants.
San Francisco is now on a three-game winning streak, with one final game against the Padres before the all-star break.
Congratulations to Lincecum on his first no-hitter of his career. It is always a great moment in sports and a perfect way to end your final start before the break.