or…OOPS, HE did it again! I’m talking about Tim Lincecum–he pitched the 2nd No Hitter of his career AND within the last 12 months–both times to the San Diego Padres. It was a magical day. Lincecum pitched a complete game, with only 1 base runner–he walked the Padres 3rd baseman in the 2nd–AND, in his 4 plate appearances, he reached base 3 times–he walked once, got a base hit twice–and he scored twice! What a great game.
Timmy started the game by striking out the 1st two Padres hitters he faced. The GIANTS came out swinging in the 2nd. Crawford got a triple and Sanchez hit a SAC fly to bring him home. In the 3rd, Lincecum led-off with a base hit, he advanced on Buster’s single and scored on Pablo’s RBI double. Lincecum led-off the 7th, again, with a base hit, again and moved to second on a single by Pence. Posey scored both Timmy and Pence with a 2 RBI double. The final score was:
GIANTS 4, Padres 0
Bochy gave an interview after the game to talk about Timmy’s outing and what it meant to the GIANTS. He said, “He really was an artist out there,” and “It’s hard enough to do one, to do two, that puts you in a little different class, and I couldn’t be happier,” “The club needed it, you know, Timmy needed it, good for him.” In another interview, Lincecum said this about the game: “I’m not saying I needed to do that, but to be a part of something like that was fun.” He also said he knew it was going to be a special day when he got his 1st hit and even more so when he got is 2nd one. He said that was what impressed him most. I gotta tell you–me too.
We won’t know what kind of impact this is going to have on the club, but I think it’s a good sign. I do know this, however, it couldn’t have happened at a better time, or to a better team. LET’S GO GIANTS!!!
In other news at The Yard, CSN Bay Area and Provident Credit Union presented their All Star Teacher Award to Nicole Ellwood, a special education teacher at Twin Hills Charter Middle School in Sebastopol. Ms. Ellwood won $20,000 for her school. She was presented the award by Tom Pellack, Vice President of Marketing, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area, who said finalists were chosen based on their “unrelenting dedication and commitment to the students, the school and the community.”
That’s more impressive than pitching a no-hitter.