Lincecum whiffs 13 in Giants win

With all the well-deserved talk about the great Philadelphia starters, Tim Lincecum still may be the best pitcher in National League. Yesterday, facing the San Diego Padres, he tossed seven innings, allowed a run on three hits and struck out 13. he walked no one.

It was his 27th 10+ strikeout game of his career tying Jason Schmidt for the second-most by a Giants pitcher since 1900. Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson did it 28 times.

Here are Lincecum’s 27:

Rk Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str BF AB IBB HBP
1 2009-07-27 PIT W 4-2 CG 9 ,W 9.0 4 2 0 3 15 0 115 80 34 30 0 0
2 2011-04-06 SDP W 8-4 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 1 1 0 13 1 105 67 24 24 0 0
3 2010-05-04 FLA W 9-6 GS-7 7.0 5 3 3 1 13 1 110 71 27 26 0 0
4 2009-04-18 ARI L 0-2 GS-8 8.0 5 0 0 0 13 0 98 74 29 28 0 0
5 2008-09-28 LAD W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 4 1 1 2 13 0 103 73 26 24 0 0
6 2008-07-26 ARI L 3-5 GS-7 7.0 7 2 2 0 13 0 111 76 26 25 0 0
7 2009-06-23 OAK W 4-1 CG 9 ,W 9.0 7 1 1 2 12 1 108 75 34 32 0 0
8 2009-04-24 ARI W 5-1 GS-8 ,W 8.0 5 1 1 1 12 0 123 80 29 28 0 0
9 2008-09-13 SDP W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 4 0 0 3 12 0 138 86 33 29 0 1
10 2007-07-01 ARI W 13-0 GS-7 ,W 7.0 3 0 0 0 12 0 97 66 24 24 0 0
11 2010-09-29 ARI W 3-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 6 1 1 4 11 1 114 72 31 25 0 0
12 2010-09-07 ARI W 6-3 GS-7 ,W 6.2 5 3 3 0 11 1 94 68 25 25 0 0
13 2010-04-28 PHI L 6-7 GS-9 8.1 3 2 2 1 11 1 106 72 28 27 0 0
14 2009-09-14 COL W 9-1 GS-7 ,W 7.0 6 1 1 4 11 0 116 72 31 27 0 0
15 2009-09-03 PHI L 1-2 GS-7 ,L 7.0 4 2 2 1 11 1 96 66 27 25 0 1
16 2008-08-01 SDP W 3-2 GS-7 7.0 3 1 1 3 11 0 114 71 28 24 0 1
17 2008-06-28 OAK W 1-0 GS-7 ,W 7.0 5 0 0 3 11 0 116 77 28 25 0 0
18 2008-04-13 STL W 7-4 GS-6 ,W 6.0 6 2 2 1 11 0 110 78 25 23 0 0
19 2010-07-07 MIL W 15-2 GS-7 ,W 7.0 4 1 1 2 10 1 98 59 28 26 0 0
20 2010-06-16 BAL W 6-3 GS-6 ,W 6.0 8 2 2 4 10 0 111 74 29 25 0 0
21 2010-04-11 ATL W 6-3 GS-7 ,W 7.0 5 2 2 1 10 1 108 76 27 26 0 0
22 2009-07-17 PIT L 1-2 GS-7 7.0 5 1 1 1 10 1 118 74 26 25 0 0
23 2009-05-21 SDP L 2-3 GS-7 7.0 4 1 1 1 10 0 113 79 28 25 0 1
24 2008-08-27 COL W 4-1 GS-8 ,W 7.2 5 1 1 3 10 0 132 84 30 27 0 0
25 2008-08-17 ATL W 3-1 GS-8 ,W 7.2 3 1 1 4 10 0 119 68 30 25 0 0
Rk Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str BF AB IBB HBP
26 2008-05-15 HOU L 7-8 GS-6 6.0 5 3 3 3 10 0 105 65 26 23 0 0
27 2007-05-17 HOU W 2-1 GS-7 7.0 2 1 0 1 10 0 95 60 24 22 0 0
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Generated 4/7/2011.

The Giants’ 3-4-5 hitters, Aubrey HuffBuster Posey and Pablo Sandoval, had three hits apiece. Posey hit his first homer of the season.