Tim Lincecum tossed his second career no-hitter Wednesday afternoon against the San Diego Padres as the San Francisco Giants avoided the three-game sweep by winning 4-0. The Freak recorded his second no-no against the Padres and needed 113 pitches to do so.
The Freak no-hit the Padres last July and becomes the second pitcher in baseball history to toss a no-hitter against the same team twice. He joins Addie Joss, who threw a perfect game on October 2, 1908 and a no-hitter on April 20, 1910 against the Chicago White Sox. Lincecum is the 32nd pitcher to throw multiple no-hitters and recorded the 16th no-no in Giants franchise history. He joins Christy Mathewson as the only pitchers to throw multiple no-hitters in a Giants uniform.
Lincecum is the fourth active pitcher with multiple no-hitters, joining Homer Bailey (2), Mark Buerhle (2) and Justin Verlander (2). For the third straight season, the Giants have produced a no-hitter and are the first team to accomplish this feat since the California Angels did so from 1973-1975.
Lincecum allowed a walk to Chase Headley in the top of the second and then retired the next 23 batters he faced to earn the win. It was his 10th complete game and seven shutout of his career. His record improves to 6-5 on the year and the Giants are 10-6 in his starts. Lincecum also had a great day at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two singles, a walk and scored two runs.
Buster Posey had himself a great day as well, smacking a season-high four hits on the day and it's the eighth time in his career he's had four-or-more hits in a game.
Before the game, the Giants placed Angel Pagan on the DL and called up Adam Duvall from Triple-A Fresno. The Giants begin a four-game series against the Cincinnati Reds starting on Thursday night.
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