Tim Lincecum just owns the Padres.
The two-time NL Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday no-hit the Padres for the second time in his career. Lincecum struck out six and walked one while getting the win in the Giants’ 4-0 victory. A walk to Chase Headley’ in the second inning was his only blemish of the game.
Lincecum made some history with his feat. He became just the second pitcher in history to no-hit the same team twice. The last pitcher to do it was Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps, who no-hit the White Sox in 1908 and 1910. He also joins Christy Mathewson as the second pitcher in franchise history to toss two no-hitters.
Lincecum’s no-hitter came less than a year after his last one, as his previous no-hitter against the Padres was on July 13, 2013. Big Time Timmy Jim walked four, hit a batter, and struck out 13 in the 9-0 win last year.
This time around he wasn’t quite as nasty, but he was much more efficient.
“It’s hard enough to do one,” said manager Bruce Bochy, “to do two, that puts you in a different class.”