Tim Lincecum had hoped his first career no-hitter would propel him to a strong start in the second half with the reigning World Series champions. Nine days after being at his absolute best, the San Francisco right-hander looked like a completely different pitcher.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner will pitch again Monday night for the Giants against the Cincinnati Reds, giving the home fans at AT&T Park a chance to cheer his July 13 no-hitter at San Diego that provided the first-half highlight for the reigning World Series champions.
As their team enters the All-Star break six and a half games back in their division, Giants fans found something to feel good about with Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter against the Padres in San Diego Saturday night.
Tim Lincecum walked into the San Francisco Giants’ clubhouse late Sunday morning and, yes, his right arm was still attached to his body.
Tim Lincecum has thrown his first career no-hitter and the second in the majors in 11 days, a gem saved by a spectacular diving catch by right fielder Hunter Pence in the San Francisco Giants’ 9-0 win against the last-place San Diego Padres on Saturday night.
Cincinnati’s right-hander celebrated his no-no against the San Francisco Giants by calling his family while listening to music Wednesday. Homer Bailey also spent time answering more than 200 text messages from former teammates and current and former major-leaguers.
Los Angeles phenom Yasiel Puig has posted All-Star numbers in recharging the Dodgers since joining the team June 2. But has he played long enough to be considered for the National League All-Star team?
Guillermo Moscoso held Kansas City hitless until rookie Salvador Perez singled with two outs in the eighth inning, and the Oakland Athletics beat the Royals 7-0 Wednesday.
During his daily chat with the KCBS morning crew, John Madden recalled an NFL pro who became a professional boxer, Charlie Powell.