Sunday, July 14, 2013

Freak No-Hitter: Lincecum Dices Padres for 2013 No-No 2

Tim Lincecum no-hit the Padres with plate umpire Mark Wegner presiding Saturday evening marking the second no-hitter of the 2013 MLB season. Wegner was joined by Laz Diaz (1B), Tim Timmons (2B) and crew chief Mike Winters (3B). This is Lincecum's first career no-hitter, a career-high 148-pitch performance.

Saturday's was Wegner's first plate no-hitter and the first MLB no-hitter since July 3, 2013 (Ed Hickox/Homer Bailey). Winters is the only other member of this crew to have called a no-hitter (8/17/1992; Kevin Gross).

Wegner received 73 callable pitches from Lincecum, a total of 50 balls and 23 called strikes; the look:

Balls: 72 called balls outside of strike zone / 0 called balls within strike zone = 72/72 = 100% Accuracy.
Strikes: 21 called strikes inside strike zone / 2 called strikes outside strike zone = 21/23 = 95.7% Accuracy.
Total Raw Accuracy Score = 93/95 = 97.9% Accuracy (+2 in favor of SF Giants/Lincecum).
Though colored the same (green), the hit-by-pitch is not included in the total callable pitches count.
Wrap: San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres, 7/13/13 (Lincecum: 9 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 13 SO)


Lindsay said...

Not to shabby! A 97.9% accuracy rate, huh? If only that could happen all the time!

Lindsay said...

One quibble - the math adds up to 92/95 or 96.8421%

Lindsay said...

What does this do to his Cooperstown stock?

Lindsay said...

I see three balls called strikes on the left side of the zone... Article lists two...

Lindsay said...

We go by the same Kulpa and Miller Rules to determine QOC here as we do for ejection QOC. The numbers—which are always more accurate than the picture—point to two.

Lindsay said...

Ah, thanks for the clarification, looked it up and will have to spend some time with it to get it 100%.

Great site btw, lots of new things to learn. Keep up the excellent work!!!

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