On Saturday night, Tim Lincecum threw the first no-hitter of his career in a 9-0 win over San Diego. The 148-pitch gem also served as the first no-no in the Padres’ Petco Park.
Without a doubt, it was a spectacular game – and luckily for us, we will always have the GIF below as one of the evening’s lasting images.
Lincecum accidentally hit the home-plate umpire in the “family jewels” on an eighth-inning pitch, eliciting this reaction from the pitcher as he waited for catcher Buster Posey to toss him a new baseball.
Luckily, umpire Mark Wegner was able to remain in the game, but wow. While we don’t have footage of the pitch itself, any guy can relate to a face like this.