Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but Tim Lincecum has no-hit the San Diego Padres, allowing four baserunners, throwing 148 pitches, and felt great after dealing the fifteenth no-hitter in Giants history. By the way, he also struck out thirteen Padres, and although they are one of the weaker hitting teams in the big leagues, this is still the big leagues. One by one, let’s re-watch the dominance.
Strikeout 1: Will Venable, swinging at 82 MPH slider
Strikeout 2: Rene Rivera, swinging at a fastball at 89
Strikeout 3: Edinson Volquez, swinging at a curveball at 76
Strikeout 4: Everth Cabrera, swinging on a split at 82
Strikeout 5: Alexi Amarista, swinging at a slider at 83
Strikeout 6: Chase Headley, swinging at a 74 MPH hook
Strikeout 7: Yonder Alonso, just lookin’ at a 91 MPH fastball in the tenth pitch of the at bat
Strikeout 8: Jedd Gyorko, swinging at a slider at 83
Strikeout 9: Logan Forsythe, swinging at some 90 MPH heat
Strikeout 10: Alexi Amarista, swinging at a split at 84
Strikeout 11: Yonder Alonso, swinging at a split near the dirt at 83
Strikeout 12: Rene Rivera, swinging at a slider at 83
Strikeout 13: Chase Headley, swinging at a two-seam fastball at 90
So that’s twelve of thirteen strikeout swingings, with twenty-nine whiffs all told on the night. A very impressive feat performed by Lincecum, to be sure, and we couldn’t be happier for him. Congrats, Timmy!