June 25th, 2014

No-No? Yes-Yes!

TIM LINECUM: Tossed his second career no-hitter and the 16th in franchise history, tied for the fourth-most all-time among teams…also marked the eighth no-hitter in San Francisco-era history.

  • Stands as the third no-hitter in the Majors this season (also: LAD’s Josh Beckett and Clayton Kershaw).
  • Became the 32nd pitcher with multiple no-hitters and is the first pitcher to accomplish the feat since Homer Bailey did so last season…is the fourth active pitcher with multiple no-hitters, as he joins Bailey (2), Mark Buerhle (2) and Justin Verlander (2).
  • Joins Christy Mathewson as the only pitchers to throw multiple no-hitters in a Giants uniform.
  • Is only the second pitcher to throw more than one no-hitter against the same team (also no-hit Padres on July 13, 2013 at San Diego…joined RHP Addie Joss, who threw a perfect game on Oct. 2, 1908 and another no-hitter on April 20, 1910, both against the Chicago White Sox (STATS, LLC).

Quick Hits for June 25, 2014

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

BUSTER POSEY… Is tied for third in the NL with 11 caught stealings.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tim Lincecum

TODAY’S PITCHING MATCHUP… RHP Tim Lincecum (5-5, 4.90) is coming o” a 4-1 loss Friday at Arizona, allowing four runs in 6.0 innings while striking out a season-low one batter…he has won each of his last three starts versus the Padres, including a 4-3 win this season on April 20 at Petco Park… RHP Ian Kennedy (5-8, 3.90) has gone 0-2 with a 6.23 ERA over his last three starts…he’s 7-3 with a 2.49 ERA in 17 career starts against the Giants.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Joe Panik

JOE PANIK… Was SF’s first round selection (29th overall pick) in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Brandon Crawford

BRANDON CRAWFORD… Ranks third in the Majors with seven triples (had eight in his career prior to this season).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Buster Posey

HOME WOES… Despite having the second-best home record in the National League at 23-17 (.575), the Giants have lost each of their last five home contests while also losing eight of their last nine…SF hasn’t lost more than five consecutive home games since a seven-game losing streak from May 14-31, 2008.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Gregor Blanco

GREGOR BLANCO… Has started the Giants’ last 16 games after getting only 11 starts in previous 62 contests.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Javier Lopez

JAVIER LOPEZ… Has already allowed two HRs this year (68 batters faced)…prior to this season he had faced 605 batters while in a Giants uniform and allowed just two home runs.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Tyler Colvin

TYLER COLVIN… Has started 23 of 41 games since joining the club, hitting safely in 16 of 23 starts.

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Michael Morse

MICHAEL MORSE… Leads the club in doubles (18), home runs (13), RBI (44) and slugging pct. (.518).

San Francisco Giants, S.F. Giants, photo, 2014, Pablo Sandoval

PABLO SANDOVAL… Is one HR short of reaching the 100 career home run milestone.

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