Now, I must say I am not biggest baseball fan, but I do enjoy the game when I am able to be in the ball park. You cannot beat the atmosphere of watching some of the best players in the world bat, field and pitch. What really captures my attention; it is the no-hitter or the possibility of a no-hitter. San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum has practically done it all as a Major League Pitcher. He has won two Cy Young Awards and helped the Giants win a few World Series. However, he never pitched a no-hitter until the last night’s gem against the San Diego Padres.
With 148 pitches and few great defensive efforts, Lincecum pitches his first career no-hitter. For most of the MLB season, he has not been the dominate pitcher most National League Hitters have grown to fear. However, he shined last night. Lincecum’s 13 strikeouts was his highest strikeout total of the season. His no-hit game may just get him back on track. He never had to worry about the point’s production of his team. The Giants’ 9 runs had Lincecum focus on pitching the best possible game.
Giants earned their 15th no-hitter with Lincecum’s first no-hitter of his career. You saw fans get behind his effort in the late innings. It held my attention as I saw Yonder Alonso fly out for the last out to make the no-no official. Lincecum looked the part of Ace pitcher of a few years ago. He has his struggles this season, but at least for this game, you saw a pitcher that struck fear in the Padres’ lineup. He had a career game.
This is great way to go into the
MLB All-Star Break with your first no-hitter under your belt. The Giants need Lincecum’s arm as the season goes forward.