San Francisco Pitcher Matt Cain
ADAM RAISED A CAIN
Since the dawn of time, when man first crawled out of the muck and the mire till today it's only happened 5 times. I'm talking about the Houston Astros being held hitless in a game.
Last night Matt Cain threw a perfect game and beat the Astros 10 - 0.
Personally I think people make too big a deal about no hitters. This year there's been 5 no hitters already. They've become as common as a tramp stamp on a stripper. Very pedestrian.
I remember back in 2003 when no hitters use to mean something. (SEE MONDAY'S BLOG)
I remember in 1986 attending the Mike Scott no hitter against San Francisco Giants to clinch the National League West Championship. Now that was a no hitter.
Last nights, it was just a game that didn't mean much so I can't imagine anyone really cared.
Plus the Astros have thrown 10 no hitters and only had 5 thrown against us, so that means we're still ahead by 5 no hitters.
Okay, enough sour grapes, that was an amazing performance by Matt Cain last night. He's one of my favorite pitchers and he was a nightmare last night for Astros hitters. Even my man Jose Altuve had a bad night striking out three times.
Matt Cain has been overlooked because of Tim Lincecum, but Mr. Cain has been a rock for the Giants staff posting double digit wins and an impressive WHIP for the last 3 years.
The Giants staff is one of the best in baseball with Cain, Lincecum, Barry Zito and a nasty 22 year old left-hander named Madison Bumgardner. I'd be surprised if they don't make the playoffs especially if Lincecum can get back on track. He hasn't has a win since April 20th. (4-20)
Don't worry about my team. I know the Astros will bounce back today and I predict J.D. Martinez will hit a grand slam. In fact, I guarantee it.,