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(Major League Baseball)   Abel may not approve, but Cain has something special going into the 9th (Update: first perfect game in Giants' history. Discuss.)   (mlb.mlb.com) divider line 130
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2012-06-14 01:24:18 AM  

Cyberluddite: As a lifelong Giants fan, I am a very happy man tonight.


So much THIS, my friend :)
 
2012-06-14 01:24:53 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Cyberluddite: As a lifelong Giants fan, I am a very happy man tonight.

So much THIS, my friend :)


Oh. Hell. Yes.
 
2012-06-14 01:26:27 AM  
Damn impressive perfecto by Cain. I don't care if it was against the Astros, 14 strikeouts is 14 strikeouts.
 
2012-06-14 01:27:01 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: //Buster seems to have picked up right where he left off, though


This. And Melky is the best acquisition, IMO, since Willy Mays (so far for possible later redaction).
 
2012-06-14 01:27:44 AM  
Really looking forward to watching Verlander top this tomorrow.
 
2012-06-14 01:29:46 AM  
I wonder if all 22 teams who lost perfect games sucked?
 
2012-06-14 01:30:13 AM  
Isn't it great how after a long period of being treated to home runs, we're now treated to an incredible run of perfect games and no hitters?
 
2012-06-14 01:30:17 AM  

Ender's: This. And Melky is the best acquisition, IMO, since Willy Mays (so far for possible later redaction).


With you there... that's beginning to look like a very good trade
 
2012-06-14 01:31:31 AM  

mikaloyd: I wonder if all 22 teams who lost perfect games sucked?


In that particular game, pretty much

/sometimes off days are a team effort
 
2012-06-14 01:33:54 AM  
That last out.(by the way a great play by the 3rd baseman) reminded me of
Pedro Guerrero,the reporter asked him what he was thinking with 2 outs and,
about to win the World Series.He replied 'please Lord do not hit it to me,and
please,please don't hit it to Steve Sax.'

/2nd reference to sax this week

//he was messed up that way
 
2012-06-14 01:36:11 AM  
ERMAHGERD
 
2012-06-14 01:38:48 AM  
i4.photobucket.com

Needs a new 0.1 data point on the right.

So this, plus Santana, plus the Mariners, plus R.A. Dickey getting a one-hitter for the Mets tonight. Wonder how long it'll be before MLB starts tinkering with the strike-zone, mound height and placement or make a "pitchers have to chug one beer per inning" rule?
 
2012-06-14 01:39:13 AM  
No Cain, no gain. What an awesome thing for an incredible guy to accomplish.
Hopefully this will light a fire under Timmy's butt and he'll get back in the groove.
 
2012-06-14 01:40:23 AM  

W.C.fields forever: That last out.(by the way a great play by the 3rd baseman) reminded me of
Pedro Guerrero,the reporter asked him what he was thinking with 2 outs and,
about to win the World Series.He replied 'please Lord do not hit it to me,and
please,please don't hit it to Steve Sax.'

/2nd reference to sax this week

//he was messed up that way


Heh... Trivia: Sax was a Sacramento boy. His folks owned a little bar in Rancho Cordova that he ran for a while. I think he ran it into the ground, too, actually
 
2012-06-14 01:40:44 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

I'm pleased...
 
2012-06-14 01:42:15 AM  

jaylectricity: ow after a long period of being treated to home runs, we're now treated to an incredible run of perfect games and no hitters?


I remember when perfect games were rare, special events. This is the fifth (sixth, really) in the last four seasons. I wonder if they're starting to lose some of their luster.

That said, Cain was incredible tonight. 14 K's must be respected.
 
2012-06-14 01:44:20 AM  
Did he win it with a Tombstone Piledriver?

cdn.bleacherreport.net

/Got nothin'.
 
2012-06-14 01:44:29 AM  
... so basically the 'roids helped hitters more than pitchers, is what you're saying? Makes sense.
 
2012-06-14 01:44:44 AM  

Cyberluddite: As a lifelong Giants fan, I am a very happy man tonight.


So is my mother. She called me when the 9th started to tell me to watch. I was in a bar at the time, where the game was already on, so that was easy.

/0 runs allowed in the post-season. Pretty amazing.
 
2012-06-14 01:45:53 AM  
So at about 8:40, I was at Brennan's Sports Hofbrau in Berkeley, and heard loud cheers uncharacteristic of a baseball game. Suspecting a normal baseball game, I ate and then took the bus to Bart and went home to San Francisco, to find this news! Damn, I mised it but at least saw a tiny snippet.
 
2012-06-14 01:51:07 AM  
I love the pitching wars and I wish I had seen it.
 
2012-06-14 01:51:16 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: W.C.fields forever: That last out.(by the way a great play by the 3rd baseman) reminded me of
Pedro Guerrero,the reporter asked him what he was thinking with 2 outs and,
about to win the World Series.He replied 'please Lord do not hit it to me,and
please,please don't hit it to Steve Sax.'

/2nd reference to sax this week

//he was messed up that way

Heh... Trivia: Sax was a Sacramento boy. His folks owned a little bar in Rancho Cordova that he ran for a while. I think he ran it into the ground, too, actually


My cousin dated him.

/ever since then she devoloped a butch haircut

// I am kidding ,she's straight

///but scared straight
 
2012-06-14 01:55:56 AM  
He also tied the record for most strikeouts in a perfect game, shared with Sandy Koufax.

He threw, on average, better than three strikes per batter.

This may have been the greatest game ever pitched were it not against the Astros.
 
2012-06-14 01:57:00 AM  

TheAbstractor: [i4.photobucket.com image 573x344]


Includes Gallaraga? WTF ? Why not include all kinds of other *almost perfect* shiat too? Fark it. New rule. 1 hitters are now perfect games.
 
2012-06-14 01:59:33 AM  
22 perfect games in MLB history & 3 of them in the SF Bay Area
 
2012-06-14 01:59:47 AM  

mikaloyd: TheAbstractor: [i4.photobucket.com image 573x344]


Includes Gallaraga? WTF ? Why not include all kinds of other *almost perfect* shiat too? Fark it. New rule. 1 hitters are now perfect games.


Same with one walk no hitters...surely one of the balls was a strike.
 
2012-06-14 02:03:13 AM  

srhp29: This may have been the greatest game ever pitched were it not against the Astros


I understand the hate against the Astros because, well...they're the Astros. But just for the record, they're 8th in the NL this season in scoring, 9th in AVG, and 9th in home runs. Not great at all, but they're not the Padres, either.
 
2012-06-14 02:04:29 AM  

srhp29: He also tied the record for most strikeouts in a perfect game, shared with Sandy Koufax.

He threw, on average, better than three strikes per batter.

This may have been the greatest game ever pitched were it not against the Astros.


to be to fair the houston astros are a major league baseball team, even if they don't really seem like it, so i think it counts...
 
2012-06-14 02:07:40 AM  

hundreddollarman: Did he win it with a Tombstone Piledriver?



/Got nothin'.


Came for the three for penis comment..... Close enough.

/closet fwc member/lurker
 
2012-06-14 02:08:38 AM  

MeinKampfyFark: hundreddollarman: Did he win it with a Tombstone Piledriver?



/Got nothin'.

Came for the three for penis comment..... Close enough.

/closet fwc member/lurker


*three foot
 
2012-06-14 02:10:50 AM  
I was lucky enough to be at AT&T Park 3 years ago on the night that Jonathan Sanchez pitched the first Giants no-hitter in 30+ years. That was a huge thrill. I only watched this one on TV, but this was an even bigger thrill for me, despite the fact that I wasn't there in person.
 
2012-06-14 02:11:38 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wait.. I assumed Admin... can Mods greenlite, too?


No, they can't, but we do have modmins. Those rare folk who are both admin & moderator.
 
2012-06-14 02:13:03 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wait.. I assumed Admin... can Mods greenlite, too?

No, they can't, but we do have modmins. Those rare folk who are both admin & moderator.


Can they modmin marry?
 
2012-06-14 02:16:36 AM  

mikaloyd: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wait.. I assumed Admin... can Mods greenlite, too?

No, they can't, but we do have modmins. Those rare folk who are both admin & moderator.

Can they modmin marry?


Maybe
 
2012-06-14 02:20:01 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: W.C.fields forever: That last out.(by the way a great play by the 3rd baseman) reminded me of
Pedro Guerrero,the reporter asked him what he was thinking with 2 outs and,
about to win the World Series.He replied 'please Lord do not hit it to me,and
please,please don't hit it to Steve Sax.'

/2nd reference to sax this week

//he was messed up that way

Heh... Trivia: Sax was a Sacramento boy. His folks owned a little bar in Rancho Cordova that he ran for a while. I think he ran it into the ground, too, actually


Hah! Hank Greenwald once said at a Giants-Dodgers doubleheader that the between-game entertainment would be a game of catch played by Steve Sax and Johnny Rabb. God, I miss Hank Greenwald.
 
2012-06-14 02:22:05 AM  

A Fark Handle: srhp29: He also tied the record for most strikeouts in a perfect game, shared with Sandy Koufax.

He threw, on average, better than three strikes per batter.

This may have been the greatest game ever pitched were it not against the Astros.

to be to fair the houston astros are a major league baseball team, even if they don't really seem like it, so i think it counts...


You are right, and since Koufax did it against a bad Cubs team (record wise anyway), I have to give the nod to Cain.
 
2012-06-14 02:24:09 AM  

AliceBToklasLives: Wow - Quite a play to end that one!!

/9% of all perfect games took place this year
//ever been 2 perfect games one season?


Last year. Would've been 3 had Joyce put on his glasses.
 
2012-06-14 02:28:29 AM  
Huge congrats to the Work Horse. He has suffered patiently through so many years of no run support and spotty D with no complaints. Great that on his big night he also an amazing team effort with the gloves and bats to put him in record books. Totally deserved.
 
2012-06-14 02:32:20 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: mikaloyd: Bathia_Mapes: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Wait.. I assumed Admin... can Mods greenlite, too?

No, they can't, but we do have modmins. Those rare folk who are both admin & moderator.

Can they modmin marry?

Maybe


Marvelous!
 
2012-06-14 02:33:22 AM  
AAAstros
 
2012-06-14 02:44:23 AM  
I said this elsewhere, and I'll say it here too.

Cain has always been sort of the Unsung Hero. On a team with Lincecum and Wilson, he was a solid pitcher who could throw amazing games, but outside of the Bay Area never received the recognition he deserved.

That ended tonight.

By throwing a perfect game, Matt Cain achieved baseball immortality.
 
2012-06-14 02:46:37 AM  
On another baseball note, has anyone else been noticing the absolute tear Bautista has been on the past few weeks? He started really slow, and his average is still crap, but he is now up to 19 HR and 47 RBI.
 
2012-06-14 02:54:22 AM  
Prior to January 20, 2009, in the 132 year history of Major League Baseball there had been 17 perfect games. In just the four seasons since, there have been 5 (6 if you count the guy who got shafted).

From January 20, 2001 to January 20, 2009, there were 13 no-hitters in baseball. In the four seasons since, there've been 16.

Pitching is up.
Hitting is down.
Who's to blame?

OBAMA, OF COURSE!
 
2012-06-14 02:55:40 AM  

Dumb-Ass-Monkey: I said this elsewhere, and I'll say it here too.

Cain has always been sort of the Unsung Hero. On a team with Lincecum and Wilson, he was a solid pitcher who could throw amazing games, but outside of the Bay Area never received the recognition he deserved..


Yep. I've always said--even before Timmy started to suck--that if the Giants absolutely had to win one game and they could have any of their pitchers start that game, Cain would be the guy I would want to see on the mound. He's undoubtedly one of the very best pitchers in the game, and certainly the most underrated.
 
2012-06-14 03:06:53 AM  

Disabled List: I remember when perfect games were rare, special events. This is the fifth (sixth, really) in the last four seasons. I wonder if they're starting to lose some of their luster.


Someone who still remembers statistics can crunch the numbers, but I don't get the sense that the underlying probability of a perfect game has necessarily increased in recent years.

In any event, it's hard to come up with a good reason as to why there'd be more perfect games lately. The average batting average for the 2000s was relatively high, so it's not like pitchers have some sort of systemic advantage. I don't think there are more craptastic glorified AA teams in the majors lately than there were in the 70s and 80s--I know because I spent the 70s and 80s rooting for some of those teams.

The only plausible thing I can think of is that hitters now are much richer and mellower than they were back in the day when they were playing for bus fare and a $50 Wheaties endorsement deal, and so when they get into the 7th or 8th inning, they're not absolutely killing themselves to get on base. Sure, the Astros sucked out loud tonight, but the worst any individual Astro did was go 0-for-3, plus they got to see a perfect game! I think most of them went to bed thinking it'd been a pretty cool day, whereas in the 1950s they'd all have gone home and beaten their wives.
 
2012-06-14 03:50:06 AM  
i will start off by saying that baseboru is not the sport that i normally watch or give a damn about.
That said- wow.
That kind of thing was still waiting in the stands, all this time.
Congrats guy who did it . Good on ya mate .
 
2012-06-14 05:42:09 AM  

semiotix: Disabled List: I remember when perfect games were rare, special events. This is the fifth (sixth, really) in the last four seasons. I wonder if they're starting to lose some of their luster.

Someone who still remembers statistics can crunch the numbers, but I don't get the sense that the underlying probability of a perfect game has necessarily increased in recent years.

In any event, it's hard to come up with a good reason as to why there'd be more perfect games lately. The average batting average for the 2000s was relatively high, so it's not like pitchers have some sort of systemic advantage. I don't think there are more craptastic glorified AA teams in the majors lately than there were in the 70s and 80s--I know because I spent the 70s and 80s rooting for some of those teams.

The only plausible thing I can think of is that hitters now are much richer and mellower than they were back in the day when they were playing for bus fare and a $50 Wheaties endorsement deal, and so when they get into the 7th or 8th inning, they're not absolutely killing themselves to get on base. Sure, the Astros sucked out loud tonight, but the worst any individual Astro did was go 0-for-3, plus they got to see a perfect game! I think most of them went to bed thinking it'd been a pretty cool day, whereas in the 1950s they'd all have gone home and beaten their wives.


You came thisclose to owing me a new keyboard.
 
2012-06-14 06:14:53 AM  
As soon as I heard about this, I knew instantly that ESPN's article would contain either the words "raising" or "able" somehow worked into the headline, and they did not disappoint ('Perfectly Able' is the line). Someone over there must think they are some kind of genius. Hey, Matt Cain did something notable in a game, bust out the bible allusions! Every. farking. time.
 
2012-06-14 06:41:18 AM  

A Fark Handle: srhp29: He also tied the record for most strikeouts in a perfect game, shared with Sandy Koufax.

He threw, on average, better than three strikes per batter.

This may have been the greatest game ever pitched were it not against the Astros.

to be to fair the houston astros are a major league baseball team, even if they don't really seem like it, so i think it counts...


They are a major league team....just full of minor league players.

/lifelong Astros fan
 
2012-06-14 06:58:42 AM  
ctrl+f "goddamndogassastros"

huh.. none yet..
 
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