For the second time in less than a year, Tim Lincecum, or “Big Time Timmy Jim,” or “The Freak,” as San Francisco Giants fans like to call him, threw the second no-hitter of his career Wednesday evening. The right-hander, who is a two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, had a hitless game against the San Diego Padres at AT&T Park.
Lincecum, 30, has a 4.90 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, CBS Sports reported. The Padres, however, are the worst offensive team in baseball at the moment with a rank of 30th out of the 30 clubs in runs.
Twitter users sent their warm wishes to the Giants and Lincecum, with many affectionately referring to the pitcher as “Big time Timmy Jim.” He appeared in a SportsCenter commercial where he struggles to record the perfect voicemail greeting. At one point he introduces himself as “Big time Timmy Jim” and then mumbles, “No one even calls me that.” Just as he is about to finish recording the perfect message, Karl Ravech spoils his attempt.
(Want to watch the commercial? See the YouTube clip below.)
And here are just a few of the hundreds of congratulatory tweets that Lincecum received :
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Big Time Timmy Jim, still my favorite pitcher. Definitely going to rock his jersey somewhere tomorrow
— Joey Klender (@JKlenderPSU) June 25, 2014
BIG TIME TIMMY JIM!! Still the man! #no-no
— Shane Vukasin (@ShaneVuk) June 25, 2014
yaaaaaassssss Big Time Timmy Jim! NO HITTER #Freak
— Elena (@el_catherine) June 25, 2014
Big time timmy jim with the no no again
— oso (@jumpn_jack_fLsh) June 25, 2014
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