Tim Lincecum threw the 2014 season’s third no-hitter on Wednesday, blanking the San Diego Padres and giving the San Francisco Giants a 4-0 home victory.
In so doing, Lincecum became just the second Major League pitcher to throw a no-hitter twice against the same time. He no-hit the Padres on a whopping 148 pitches on July 13, 2013 at San Diego. The only previous pitcher to throw a “no-no” against the same team twice was Cleveland’s Addie Joss, who pitched a perfect game against the Chicago White Sox in 1908 and then no-hit the Sox in 1910.
Lincecum, a two-time Cy Young Award winner, threw 113 pitches in Wednesday’s win. He struck out six batters and walked only one hitter, Chase Headley, who was the Padres’ sole baserunner against Lincecum (6-5).
San Diego sports the Majors’ lowest team batting average at .213, 18 points lower than the next worst team, the Chicago Cubs, who are hitting .231.
The season’s previous no-hitters were thrown by Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw, both for the Los Angeles Dodgers.