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(ESPN)   Giants' Tim Lincecum smokes Padres hitters, rolls up 27 outs without allowing the Padres even one hit   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 52
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2014-06-25 06:35:49 PM  
Timmay!!

Got to catch the end of the game on MLB.com.  Awesome!
 
2014-06-25 07:58:42 PM  
That's two no-no's for Lincecum, both against the Padres. Why does he hate San Diego so much?

Y'know, besides the fact that they SUCK.
 
2014-06-25 08:03:01 PM  
Is subby hinting something about Lincecum?
 
2014-06-25 08:13:54 PM  
WOOHOO! GO TIMAY! GO GIANTS!

/damn I'm glad June is almost over
//the swoons always scare me
 
2014-06-25 08:20:38 PM  
The Padres need to go back to their old brown and orange/yellow uniforms. They don't look right in blue.
 
2014-06-25 08:50:11 PM  
i291.photobucket.com

/congrats
 
2014-06-25 08:51:03 PM  

I_Am_Weasel: Is subby hinting something about Lincecum?


Appropriate use of the spiff-y tag.
 
2014-06-25 08:51:41 PM  
When you watch the replay, drink every time he touches his nose
 
2014-06-25 09:12:52 PM  
He gets a small asterisk this year, because the Padres are hitting .216 as a team.  It's the lowest team batting average since the Chicago White Sox in 1910.

Ed Walsh put up a 1.27 ERA for that team, and went 18-20.
 
2014-06-25 09:15:46 PM  
At this point you have to feel embarressed if you don't no-hit the Padres
 
2014-06-25 09:38:12 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: When you watch the replay, drink every time he touches his nose


Mitch Kramer? I'm gonna give him a beating he'll never forget, the little bastard!
 
2014-06-25 09:52:11 PM  
He needs to shave that pedostache though
 
2014-06-25 09:52:13 PM  
Dude, he Bogarted San Diego!

The Smails Kid: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: When you watch the replay, drink every time he touches his nose

Mitch Kramer? I'm gonna give him a beating he'll never forget, the little bastard!


It's like our sergeant told us before one trip into the jungle. MEN!Fifty of you are leaving on a mission. Twenty-five of you ain't coming back.
 
2014-06-25 09:59:25 PM  
Well the Padres were definitely dazed and confused
 
2014-06-25 10:01:19 PM  
certainly an offense to be feared.
i1319.photobucket.com
/though good for Timmay, since he's been pretty bad the last 2 years
 
2014-06-25 10:03:45 PM  

germ78: certainly an offense to be feared.
[i1319.photobucket.com image 658x528]
/though good for Timmay, since he's been pretty bad the last 2 years


Painfully true

/I've seen flashes of the old Freak lately, though
//when does his contract expire again?
 
2014-06-25 10:20:11 PM  
So....does that still count for a no-hitter?
 
2014-06-25 10:30:06 PM  
Mitchy, Mitchy...
Congrats. I've always liked him, even before I found out he and I had something in common.
Had long hair then cut it. What were you thinking?
 
2014-06-25 10:39:03 PM  
God m-fing d-mnit Padres.  F-ing pathetic.  John Moores destroys the team so then they fire Kevin Towers-- merely the guy who built a World Series team out of bubblegum and scraps of paper.  Turned out great.

/though he's not having much of a fun time in Arizona nowadays either.
 
2014-06-25 10:42:26 PM  
Man he bogarted the ball all night!
 
2014-06-25 10:50:06 PM  
Yeah but is he cool?
 
2014-06-25 11:11:46 PM  
WHERE'S YOUR GWYNN NOW?
 
2014-06-25 11:43:11 PM  

germ78: certainly an offense to be feared.
[i1319.photobucket.com image 658x528]
/though good for Timmay, since he's been pretty bad the last 2 years


A no hit shutout against a shiatty team still goes in the record books as a no hit shutout.
 
2014-06-25 11:43:39 PM  
Dominant male monkey mother farker.
 
2014-06-25 11:47:36 PM  

germ78: certainly an offense to be feared.

/though good for Timmay, since he's been pretty bad the last 2 years


Keep in mind that even their pathetic batting average means they average over five hits per 27 at-bats. Getting a no-hitter on them is still a statistical abberation.
 
2014-06-26 12:11:34 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: germ78: certainly an offense to be feared.
[i1319.photobucket.com image 658x528]
/though good for Timmay, since he's been pretty bad the last 2 years

Painfully true

/I've seen flashes of the old Freak lately, though
//when does his contract expire again?


He was a free agent at the end of last season, then re-signed on a short-term (2 years) contract. So he's signed through the end of the 2015 season.
 
2014-06-26 12:23:04 AM  

Cyberluddite: MaudlinMutantMollusk: germ78: certainly an offense to be feared.
[i1319.photobucket.com image 658x528]
/though good for Timmay, since he's been pretty bad the last 2 years

Painfully true

/I've seen flashes of the old Freak lately, though
//when does his contract expire again?

He was a free agent at the end of last season, then re-signed on a short-term (2 years) contract. So he's signed through the end of the 2015 season.


*sigh* Yeah, I know, thanks

/another attempt at humor bites the dust
//a no-hitter, if you will
 
2014-06-26 12:27:29 AM  
The fun thing about the game is that Lincecum himself outhit the Padres 2-0.
 
2014-06-26 12:29:37 AM  
LET TIMMY SMOKE
 
2014-06-26 12:57:46 AM  

AbuHashish: LET TIMMY SMOKE


Exactly.  My SO just said that maybe he got a new supplier.
 
2014-06-26 01:40:04 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: The Padres need to go back to their old brown and orange/yellow uniforms. They don't look right in blue.


It would at least give them some character. My team is the NL West even, and I just forget they exist sometimes. I don't anything against the Padres or San Diego, but they're just bland and irrelevant. A lethal combination. If they didn't have a nice stadium they'd be under consideration for relocation.
 
2014-06-26 01:47:00 AM  
And what are you doing next, Timmy after you pitched your second no hitter in the last year?

"Um, can I say it? I guess I can say it...I'm going to my house and I'm going to, um,  drink."
 
2014-06-26 02:19:17 AM  
Lincecum's lockerroom celebration was, as expected, understated:

pbs.twimg.com
 
2014-06-26 03:00:50 AM  

chimp_ninja: He gets a small asterisk this year, because the Padres are hitting .216 as a team.  It's the lowest team batting average since the Chicago White Sox in 1910.

Ed Walsh put up a 1.27 ERA for that team, and went 18-20.


Last I checked it's only June.
 
2014-06-26 04:39:00 AM  
Lincecum is one of only 3 pitchers in major league history to have multiple Cy Youngs and multiple no-hitters. The others are Walter Johnson and Sandy Koufax, obvious hall of famers. So here's a question: what modern pitchers get in the hall of fame?

Pitchers are getting fewer wins due to an increased awareness of pitch counts, and an increase usage of bullpens. We're just now getting to the point where everyone in baseball hasn't even pitched out of a 4 man rotation (playoffs aside). It used to be that the primary metric that we used to gauge whether or not a pitcher got in was wins. But with the way baseball has changed, and with how statisticians almost completely ignore wins now, it makes you wonder how we evaluate these guys in the future. Cumulative career WAR? Career SIERA?

Lincecum is a tough question because he was so good but for such a brief period of time. He had a four year run as an ace pitcher. Perhaps that shouldn't be enough to get in the hall. There's comparisons to be made to people who are kept out of the hall like Orel Hershiser. But Cy Young awards are kind of the only non-controversial part of hall of fame evaluation right now for modern pitchers. You can also throw Johan Santana into this mix. Does he get in with two Cys, or was he too hurt to get it?

About the only guy I can think of that would be close to a consensus modern hall of fame pitcher would be CC Sabathia, given his 12 years of excellence, 200+ wins, career ERA/FIP/xFIP all around 3.60, etc. Verlander and Halladay have had good runs too, and are good bets to make the hall. But I think we're solidly moving away from a time when pitchers can be effective starters in their late 30s, early 40s. So perhaps something as short as a really good 4 year stretch can get you in the hall. Maybe Timmy isn't an absurd choice for hall of fame status.
 
2014-06-26 05:56:12 AM  
You can get 27 outs and a hit?
 
2014-06-26 07:52:49 AM  

daveb0rg: You can get 27 outs and a hit?


Double-play, caught stealing, etc.

/ unless I don't understand the question
 
2014-06-26 09:10:31 AM  
This can't be factual. I was told by baseball experts, EXPERTS, mind you, that Lincecum was done as an effective starting pitcher.
 
2014-06-26 09:40:17 AM  

006andahalf: God m-fing d-mnit Padres.  F-ing pathetic.  John Moores destroys the team so then they fire Kevin Towers-- merely the guy who built a World Series team out of bubblegum and scraps of paper.  Turned out great.

/though he's not having much of a fun time in Arizona nowadays either.


Padres fan?

Lord, I'm so sorry. Is it just me, or are there not many consistent friars fans left?
 
2014-06-26 11:45:11 AM  

Orgasmatron138: This can't be factual. I was told by baseball experts, EXPERTS, mind you, that Lincecum was done as an effective starting pitcher.


Was it a TV or radio announcer? Or sports show host or contributor? If it was, I've got some bad news for you.
 
2014-06-26 12:05:24 PM  

lacydog: So here's a question: what modern pitchers get in the hall of fame?


The correct answer is no one. After they elect no one for the third straight year in 2020, the Hall of Fame will shut down due to lack of funds.

Orgasmatron138: This can't be factual. I was told by baseball experts, EXPERTS, mind you, that Lincecum was done as an effective starting pitcher.


Good news! You don't need to be an effective starting pitcher to throw a no-hitter. Or even a perfect game.
 
2014-06-26 12:22:10 PM  
Now for a more serious post

lacydog: So here's a question: what modern pitchers get in the hall of fame?


Looking solely at active pitchers:

Hall of Stats says that if they retired today, Johan Santana, Tim Hudson & CC Sabathia should be in the hall. Hudson surprises me a bit, but I can absolutely see the other two.

Mark Buehrle is right on the edge, and I think his Gold Gloves would get him a few extra votes, but after him there's a sharp drop off down to Cliff Lee & Bartolo Colon. Colon is probably a no, but I think Lee could go either way.

Then there's another drop to Verlander & King Felix, which seems to be the "they need to pitch a few more years but then they're locks" group.

I think that's about where I'd stop; after them is Greinke, Hamels, Peavy, Beckett & Cain. I'd put Greinke & Hamels in, but I doubt the voters would.

FTR, Lincecum is tied with Ted Lilly and sandwiched between Livan Hernandez & Woody Williams in their rating system. So that's not good.

If we expand back to recently retired pitchers, Halladay is a virtual lock (although he is tied with Kevin Brown), Pettitte is a smidge better than Santana & Oswalt is a bit better than Sabathia. Moyer, Carlos Zambrano & Javier Vazquez are all hanging out between Buehrle & Lee.

daveb0rg: You can get 27 outs and a hit?


What, exactly, is your concern?
 
2014-06-26 01:10:19 PM  

daveb0rg: You can get 27 outs and a hit?

Every

team that plays 9 full innings offensively (i.e., the losing team in every game, regardless if it's the home team or the visitors, and also the winning team if they're the visitors) makes 27 outs (or more, if the game goes into extra innings).  The number of hits the team gets is completely irrelevant to that.  What, exactly, is your point?
 
2014-06-26 02:08:55 PM  

SkylineRecords: 006andahalf: God m-fing d-mnit Padres.  F-ing pathetic.  John Moores destroys the team so then they fire Kevin Towers-- merely the guy who built a World Series team out of bubblegum and scraps of paper.  Turned out great.

/though he's not having much of a fun time in Arizona nowadays either.

Padres fan?

Lord, I'm so sorry. Is it just me, or are there not many consistent friars fans left?


o/

Been watching the team since I was a little boy. The earliest games I remember had Dave Winfield and Randy Jones. I met Ozzie Smith at a baseball camp when he was still wearing a Padres uniform.

I am, apparently, a masochist.
 
2014-06-26 02:18:54 PM  

BKITU: SkylineRecords: 006andahalf: God m-fing d-mnit Padres.  F-ing pathetic.  John Moores destroys the team so then they fire Kevin Towers-- merely the guy who built a World Series team out of bubblegum and scraps of paper.  Turned out great.

/though he's not having much of a fun time in Arizona nowadays either.

Padres fan?

Lord, I'm so sorry. Is it just me, or are there not many consistent friars fans left?

o/

Been watching the team since I was a little boy. The earliest games I remember had Dave Winfield and Randy Jones. I met Ozzie Smith at a baseball camp when he was still wearing a Padres uniform.

I am, apparently, a masochist.


Apparently. Don't be too rough on yourself. You love the team you grew up with, and that's the way it is.

I grew up in Chicago, and we have Cubs fans here. Now THAT takes some grand delusion and eventual disappointment.

/thank God I'm a south sider
 
2014-06-26 03:07:16 PM  

Serious Black: germ78: certainly an offense to be feared.

/though good for Timmay, since he's been pretty bad the last 2 years

Keep in mind that even their pathetic batting average means they average over five hits per 27 at-bats. Getting a no-hitter on them is still a statistical abberation.


Ignoring walks, errors, HBP, etc. and their effect on fatigue, the odds of throwing a no-hitter by an average pitcher against teams with the following batting averages:

.207 (1888 Washington Senators, lowest in history): 1 in 524.
.209 (San Diego, right now, road games): 1 in 561.
.213 (San Diego, right now, total): 1 in 644.
.251 (MLB average, right now): 1 in 2,449.
.283 (Colorado, right now, best in MLB): 1 in 7,961.
.350 (1894 Philadelphia Phillies, highest in history): 1 in 112,548.

So you'd expect the Padres to get no-hit more than four times as often as an average team, and more than twelve times as often as the Rockies.

Also, baseball in 1894 was ridiculous.  The Orioles scored more than 9 runs per game even though no one hit 10+ HR.
 
2014-06-26 03:53:47 PM  

BKITU: Been watching the team since I was a little boy. The earliest games I remember had Dave Winfield and Randy Jones. I met Ozzie Smith at a baseball camp when he was still wearing a Padres uniform.

I am, apparently, a masochist.


  i.cdn.turner.com

Ahh, memories...
 
2014-06-26 04:39:39 PM  

i1123.photobucket.com

 
2014-06-26 05:54:30 PM  

My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?!?!?!

img.fark.net

 
2014-06-26 11:54:19 PM  

BKITU: SkylineRecords: 006andahalf: God m-fing d-mnit Padres.  F-ing pathetic.  John Moores destroys the team so then they fire Kevin Towers-- merely the guy who built a World Series team out of bubblegum and scraps of paper.  Turned out great.

/though he's not having much of a fun time in Arizona nowadays either.

Padres fan?

Lord, I'm so sorry. Is it just me, or are there not many consistent friars fans left?

o/

Been watching the team since I was a little boy. The earliest games I remember had Dave Winfield and Randy Jones. I met Ozzie Smith at a baseball camp when he was still wearing a Padres uniform.

I am, apparently, a masochist.


Here's some pain for you..... VIDEO LINK (clicky pops)


/cardinal fan here
//thank you
///miss mel allen
 
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