Tim Lincecum pitches seven-inning, one-hit gem in Triple-A, celebrates with mascot
Tim Lincecum -- multiple Cy Young Award winner, multiple World Series ring owner and one-time MLB manager -- is currently pitching his way back to the Majors with the Triple-A Salt Lake Bees. During Sunday's game against the Fresno Grizzlies, his third MiLB start for the Angels, he seemed to be in vintage Lincecum-form -- yielding just one hit and one walk, while striking out eight over seven scoreless innings. He had a no-hitter going through five. And postgame, he decided to celebrate with an old Minor League buddy:
It was as a member of the Grizzlies back in 2007 when Lincecum made his rise to MLB stardom.
"These fans have been always good to me," Lincecum told MiLB.com. "I try to return that. I don't take it for granted. It's pretty crazy. The baseball community is big here. There's a lot of following obviously for San Francisco. It's pretty great. It's just fun to have that kind of support out here when I'm trying to remake myself."
Oh, and according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez, it looks like next weekend will be the official return of Big Time Timmy Jim to a big league rotation:
Next stop, the Angels' rotation, probably Friday in Oakland. https://t.co/al1OyBNDen— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) June 13, 2016