Matt Cain Throws A Perfect Game

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Is it me or are perfect games and no-hitters becoming like 50 home run seasons? It seems to be a weekly occurrence, but with that said, Matt Cain was perfect on Wednesday night. Cain pitched the 22nd perfect game in major league history and the first for the Giants, striking out a career-high 14 batters in a 10-0 win over Houston. It’s remarkable that 5 perfect games have been thrown over the last three seasons. Its great for baseball and it shows how the game has changed. Cain’s effort would not have happened had Gregor Blanco not laid out in center field in the seventh inning to make a spectacular diving grab. Was that Willie Mays?

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Cain has a great feel how to pitch and continues to throw a bunch of strikes. He is a fly ball pitcher and AT&T Park is the perfect park for him. Cain has become the ace of the Giants rotation especially with Tim Lincecum struggling a bunch this year. With this effort last night, my vote is for Cain to start the All-Star Game for the National League.

In other fantasy news from Wednesday….

  • R.A Dickey earned his10th victory of the season by hurling a one-hitter against the Rays on Wednesday. The Mets are appealing the ruling that David Wright committed an error on the play and it was not a hit. It was an error, but I doubt the Mets win this appeal. Dickey was fantastic as he extended his scoreless to 32 2/3 innings, which is a new Mets record. If it were not for an error by David Wright in the Dickey owns a 2.20 ERA this year.
  • Lance Lynn threw 7 1/3 shutout innings against the White Sox. He had a career high 10 strikeouts and earned his 10th victory of the season.
  • Adam Dunn was scratched from Wednesday’s game due to a sprained ankle. We should find out more today if this Dunn is going to miss more than a game or two.
  • Kyle Drabek felt a pop in his right elbow in the fifth inning on Wednesday. He will be re-evaluated on Thursday, but this does not sound good for Drabek and the Blue Jays. The team already lost Brandon Morrow earlier in the week and now if they lose Drabek for any length of time, the Jays will be forced to make a trade. We all know Matt Garza is available.
  • Brandon Marrow was officially placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique.
  • Troy Tulowitzki (groin) left Wednesday’s rehab game after re-injuring himself running the bases for Triple-A Colorado Springs. Tulowitzki returned to Denver and he’ll be examined today.
  • Drew Stubbs was out of the starting lineup again Wednesday. He hasn’t played since last Tuesday due to a strained left oblique, but appears to be close to returning the Reds lineup.
  • Chris Carpenter (neck, shoulder) threw 26 pitches off a mound Wednesday, the first time he had done so since being shut down during spring training