Remember when Pedro Martinez said, "I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy"? Maybe the San Diego Padres should say that about Tim Lincecum because in less than a year, the 30-year-old hurler has tossed not one, but two no-hitters against them. On July 13, 2013, Lincecum needed a career-high 148 pitches to complete his first no-no. Today, Timmy brought that total down to a much more manageable 113.
After walking Chase Headley on a full count in the 2nd inning, Lincecum didn't let another Padres hitter reach first base. And while he should be applauded for accomplishing such a feat, the Freak's no-no came against a Padres lineup that is hitting .216, which is lowest mark for any team since the 1968 Yankees who could only muster a .214 average. With all that said, a no-hitter is a no-hitter. Some teams have only one to show in their 50+ year history *cough Mets cough* and Timmy has two in his career. Salute.
Check out the highlights from Lincecum's no-hitter this afternoon in the video below.