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Tim Lincecum throws no hitter for San Francisco Giants
MLB.com ^ | 7/13/13 | MLB

Posted on 07/13/2013 10:21:21 PM PDT by stillonaroll

Tim Lincecum of the World Champion San Francisco Giants has thrown a no hitter against the San Diego Padres, throwing 13 strikeouts over 148 pitches.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
KEYWORDS: baseball; giants; lincecum; mlb; nohitter
Big time Timmy-Jim!
1 posted on 07/13/2013 10:21:21 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

I hope he throws his arm out ... 148 pitches ... that is old school. I didn’t realize that could happen in SFO. :) (just a gentle ribbing from a PHI phan.)


2 posted on 07/13/2013 10:23:12 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: stillonaroll

It was against the last place Padres so it shouldn’t count. /s


3 posted on 07/13/2013 10:24:07 PM PDT by South40
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To: stillonaroll

Wow, it’s been a rough year and a half for him.


4 posted on 07/13/2013 10:24:37 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: ConservativeInPA

All-star break coming up. Plenty of time to rest his arm. I’m sure that entered into it.


5 posted on 07/13/2013 10:25:32 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: stillonaroll

I hate the Giants, but I’ve always liked Lincecum. Good for him.


6 posted on 07/13/2013 10:26:00 PM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: stillonaroll

Wow... 148 pitches! That’s common in college but very rare in the majors these days.
Congratulations to Tim - - I always liked that guy.


7 posted on 07/13/2013 10:26:12 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: stillonaroll

Glad to see he has got his mojo back

Lots of people thought he was on his way out

Great news!


8 posted on 07/13/2013 10:28:29 PM PDT by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: stillonaroll

Wow...


9 posted on 07/13/2013 10:28:45 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

I have to say that I am very impressed with the pitch count. Any idea when a major league pitcher last threw that many pitches?


10 posted on 07/13/2013 10:32:01 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: stillonaroll

The only sport I know of where no action whatsoever is sought. I always imagine a game which ends with both pitchers throwing a “no-hit” game. (Thanks, Capt. Obvious, no explanation is necessary.)


11 posted on 07/13/2013 10:35:04 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: stillonaroll

Is there a website where I can watch the game? I’d like my twelve year old to see something like that. He pitched four innings last night, got two hits, but no runs. He also hit three home runs. I don’t think he has ever watched a pro baseball game.


12 posted on 07/13/2013 10:35:17 PM PDT by pallis
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To: ConservativeInPA

It’s Timmy’s contract year, so I’d say he made himself about $20 million + tonight.


13 posted on 07/13/2013 10:36:54 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: ConservativeInPA
He's no Marichal or Spahn, over 400 pitches thrown between the two in a 16 inning game but what's more remarkable it was a 1-0 game with Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, and the Willies, Mays and McCovey playing. Of course Mays had the winning RBI.

Something more, both teams used only 11 players, compare that the Phils games today. I saw all those guy play at Connie Mack way back when.

14 posted on 07/13/2013 10:38:15 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: South40
True, the Pads had only one hitter over .280 in the lineup tonight, and it's a hitter's park. A no-no nonetheless.
15 posted on 07/13/2013 10:40:30 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll
What do Bob Gibson, Fernando Valenzuela, Dwight Gooden, Johan Santana, and Tim Lincecum have in common?

They all threw their no-hitters AFTER their best seasons were behind them.

16 posted on 07/13/2013 10:41:11 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson
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To: this_ol_patriot

That is a bit before my time. I barely remember Connie Mack as a kid, although I saw Jim Bunning throw a perfect game while sitting on my father’s lap in 1964.


17 posted on 07/13/2013 10:42:35 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: nickcarraway
Yes, but think about what a remarkable career he has had: two Cy Young awards, two World Series rings, and now a no-no. Even last year, when he was taken out of the post-season rotation, he made crucial contributions from the bullpen.
18 posted on 07/13/2013 10:43:24 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: fidelis
Even now, he's usually the smallest player on the field. Lots of players with much more muscle mass, but he maximized his physical potential through masterful technique. Has tremendous enthusiasm for the game.

Said his first phone call after the game would be to his dad. The dad who taught him how to pitch.

19 posted on 07/13/2013 10:51:07 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: pallis

I’m sure there will be a replay available on MLB.com, but you probably need to have a paid subscription. MLB network might show a rerun in the next few days.


20 posted on 07/13/2013 10:53:59 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Charles Henrickson
True, but tonight Timmy showed some serious mojo that we had not seen all year.
21 posted on 07/13/2013 10:56:12 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: ConservativeInPA
Yeah my brother and I watched that game on a B&W Motorola, Father's Day.

Dad started taking us to games in the early 60's, 1963 to be exact because the first live game we saw was against the Cards and it was the last game Stan the Man played at Connie Mack.

22 posted on 07/13/2013 10:57:59 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: this_ol_patriot

THAT was baseball. How times have changed.


23 posted on 07/13/2013 11:00:45 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: this_ol_patriot; ConservativeInPA

Here’s an article about that game, which some call “the greatest game ever pitched.”

http://www.mercurynews.com/giants/ci_23576887/marichal-spahn-epic-duel-was-50-years-ago


24 posted on 07/13/2013 11:01:04 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

Awesome, here’s one with the box, scroll down.

http://www.csnbayarea.com/blog/andrew-baggarly/july-2-1963-spahn-vs-marichal-best-pitchers-duel-ever

I remember that Giants team well, had all their baseball cards, Braves too.


25 posted on 07/13/2013 11:06:05 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: stillonaroll

Great article ... thanks!


26 posted on 07/13/2013 11:07:38 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (.Molon Labe - shall not be questioned)
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To: ConservativeInPA
Look, we used to hang out at the players entrance before and after the game and actually get autographs with a smile and a pat.

Funny, the very first autograph we ever got was Ruben Amaro's, yep, RAJ's very own Pop. I should call in next time he's doing radio call-ins on Phillies Pregame and ask him what he will give me for it.Of course bro and I knocked the cover off that ball at the playground years ago. LOL

27 posted on 07/13/2013 11:14:15 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: this_ol_patriot

Spahn walked only one batter in 15 and 1/3 innings—and got the loss.


28 posted on 07/13/2013 11:14:29 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

2 K’s and smacked a double too.


29 posted on 07/13/2013 11:22:50 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: stillonaroll; NautiNurse; bootless; CounterCounterCulture
Great game... watched it from the 6th inning on.

Congratulations, Tim! 148 pitches... Wow!

30 posted on 07/13/2013 11:26:11 PM PDT by nutmeg (Rest in Peace, FReeper Extraordinaire Doctor Raoul...)
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To: stillonaroll

Awesome. Hopefully the three game sweep of the pads and the NO-NO the Gints can back to some winning baseball. Congrats Tim!!!


31 posted on 07/13/2013 11:26:34 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Revolting cat!
A double no-hitter almost happened once, in 1965:

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/LAN/LAN196509090.shtml

True, baseball is a tad "subtle" for some folks.

32 posted on 07/13/2013 11:26:57 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: pallis

It was an NBC broadcast it should be available on demand... if your service has that capability.


33 posted on 07/13/2013 11:44:47 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: stillonaroll

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnPFSDTU_ng


34 posted on 07/13/2013 11:46:38 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: stillonaroll

Love that box score. Time of game was 1:43.

I was on the way to Viet Nam.


35 posted on 07/13/2013 11:48:22 PM PDT by LurkingSince1943 (Former War Criminal)
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To: South40
It was against the last place Padres so it shouldn’t count. /s
Actually I think the Giants were in last place beginning the series.
36 posted on 07/13/2013 11:49:59 PM PDT by lewislynn (What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in common? Disinformation)
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To: stillonaroll

Damn fine game!!!! Had to watch replays of parts of it this a.m. Glad to see Timmy come alive, as well as the Giants!


37 posted on 07/14/2013 1:16:00 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: stillonaroll

Congrats to Tim. Superb job.

Gotta also give a hand to Buster Posey for catching his second no hitter in two years.


38 posted on 07/14/2013 1:55:51 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: stillonaroll

The Freak is back! But one-hundred-forty-eight pitches? That’ll burn your arm up!


39 posted on 07/14/2013 2:12:19 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: nutmeg

148 pitches!! Congrats to a great pitcher.


40 posted on 07/14/2013 5:25:08 AM PDT by NautiNurse (Now we all have Obama phones.)
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To: this_ol_patriot
He's no Marichal or Spahn ...
Well, we are talking about two very distinct eras in baseball, nevertheless, Tim has 2 Cy Young Awards. Spahn only has 1 and Marichal - unbelievably - has none.
41 posted on 07/14/2013 6:05:31 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

Marichal faced some stiff competition for the award during his era and only one was given out until 1967.


42 posted on 07/14/2013 6:11:29 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Rummyfan
Yes, 148 pitches is concerning. Seems that Matt Cain has never been the same since pitching his perfect game last year.

I'm less concerned about Timmy, partly because he needed to show that he could still pitch at an elite level, and partly because he is not signed past this season. Lincecum had the chance to sign a long-term deal with the Giants, but turned it down, opting for only two years.

43 posted on 07/14/2013 9:04:41 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: Hugin
Yup, also kudos for Hunter Pence and Pablo Sandoval for making key plays to preserve the no-no.
44 posted on 07/14/2013 9:18:46 AM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: headstamp 2

Thanks for posting that! I’m a freak fan!


45 posted on 07/14/2013 1:09:08 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: oh8eleven

Was talking mainly pitch count while everyone marvels today when a pitcher goes 120+ it was pretty routine back in the 60’s of course there’s preserving asset value, today’s pitcher makes per game what many made back then a year.


46 posted on 07/14/2013 4:37:39 PM PDT by this_ol_patriot
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To: stillonaroll

It’s the same with Yu Darvish this year, he has not been nearly as effective a pitcher since his 130 pitch game.


47 posted on 07/14/2013 4:39:58 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: stillonaroll

On today’s post-game show on TV, Tim Lincecum was named player of the game: he sat on the bench for the entire game in the G’s 10-1 loss.


48 posted on 07/14/2013 7:08:48 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll
San Francisco Giants' Tim Lincecum accepts new approach to pitching, By Alex Pavlovic

Among the many quirks that make Tim Lincecum a unique pitcher is that he never ices his arm after starts. He wasn't about to break with tradition after throwing a 148-pitch no-hitter.

"Nope, no ice," Lincecum said Sunday morning, a day after making history in a 9-0 Giants victory over the San Diego Padres. "Not even in the drinks I didn't have last night."

http://www.mercurynews.com/giants/ci_23659829/giants-tim-lincecum-low-key-after-no-hitter

49 posted on 07/14/2013 8:58:47 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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