Thursday, June 14, 2012

Matt Cain is Perfect

San Francisco Pitcher Matt 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.,

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