Big Time Timmy Does It Again
It’s hard to know what to make of this second no-hitter. Lincecum has clearly lost something as a starter the last three seasons. I guess it’s just that when his stuff is relatively good and his command is especially good, the Padres, at least, can’t hit him with a paddle.
This was a win the Giants really needed, after their long losing streak against second division teams. Last year, when Tim pitched his no-hitter, I hoped he was turning a corner, but this year I’ll chalk it up to just another great one-off performance against a team he owns.
I don’t think this second no-hitter, although it ties him with Christy Mathewson for most by a pitcher in a Giants uniform, is going to do much to boost Timmy’s Hall of Fame chances. I still think he needs to win another 100 games before he’ll really have a shot.
There’s no doubt, though, that Tim is a shoe-in for Giants’ franchise Hall of Fame. Two Cy Young Awards, two World Series rings and two no-hitters should put a pitcher in any team’s individual Hall of Fame.