Perfecto raises tough question:

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Perfecto raises tough question:

Was Matt Cain’s perfect game – the Giants’ first – the best-pitched game ever?
Matt Cain struck out a career-best 14 batters Wednesday night in San Francisco, making up more than half of his 27 consecutive outs and tying Sandy Koufax for most strikeouts in a perfect game – the 22nd in MLB history and the first in Giants history.
Right fielder Gregor Blanco sprinted into deep center for a diving catch on the warning track in the seventh inning of Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday in San Francisco. Blanco came up holding the ball for all to see as fans in the sellout crowd of 42,298 jumped to their feet in celebration. “I have watched it a lot, and I still don’t believe I made that play,” Blanco said Thursday.
“I’m still pumped,” Matt Cain said a day after his perfect game. “I haven’t really had a ton of time to sit down and look over stuff, see how it all happened. I don’t know that it has hit me yet, maybe when I can sit down and watch the highlights, go over the game.”
Matt Cain threw 125 pitches – most ever in a perfect game – and 86 of those for strikes. Seven of his strikeouts were called. He didn’t shake off catcher Buster Posey even once. “It’s something I always wanted to do since I was little, but it’s kind of a blur when it actually happens,” Cain said after his perfect game.
No-Hitters

2012 No-Hitters
American League
Phil Humber, Chicago at Seattle, 4-0, April 21 (perfect game).
Jered Weaver, L.A. Angels vs. Minnesota, 9-0, May 2
National League
Johan Santana, N.Y. Mets vs. St. Louis, 8-0, June 1
Matt Cain, Houston at San Francisco, 10-0, June 13 (perfect game)
Interleague
Kevin Millwood (6 innings), Charlie Furbush (7), Stephen Pryor (7), Lucas Luetge (8), Brandon League (8), Tim Wilhelmsen (9)S, Seattle vs. L.A. Dodgers, 1-0, June 8
Giants’ No-Hitters
San Francisco
June 13, 2012, Matt Cain vs. Houston, 10-0 (perfect game)
July 10, 2009, Jonathan Sanchez vs. San Diego, 8-0
Sept. 29, 1976, John Montefusco at Atlanta, 9-0
Aug. 24, 1975 (2nd game), Ed Halicki vs. New York Mets, 6-0
Sept. 17, 1968, Gaylord Perry vs. St. Louis, 1-0
June 15, 1963, Juan Marichal vs. Houston, 1-0
New York
May 8, 1929, Carl Hubbell vs. Pittsburgh, 11-0
May 7, 1922, Jesse Barnes vs. Philadelphia, 6-0
April 15, 1915, Richard Marquard vs. Brooklyn, 2-0
Sept. 6, 1912, Jeff Tesreau at Philadelphia, 3-0
July 4, 1908, Hooks Wiltse vs. Philadelphia, 1-0, 10 innings
June 13, 1905, Christy Mathewson at Chicago Cubs, 1-0
July 15, 1901, Christy Mathewson at St. Louis, 5-0
July 31, 1891, Amos Rusie vs. Brooklyn, 6-0
Astros’ No-Hitters (against)
June 13, 2012, Matt Cain, San Francisco, 10-0 (perfect game)
Sept. 14, 2008, Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs, 5-0
July 12, 1997, Francisco Cordova (9 innings) and Ricardo Rincon (1), Pittsburgh, 3-0, 10 innings
April 30, 1969, Jim Maloney, Cincinnati, 10-0
June 15, 1963, Juan Marichal, San Francisco, 1-0
Associated Press

Perfecto raises tough question:

BBN
Matt Cain struck out a career-best 14 batters Wednesday night in San Francisco, making up more than half of his 27 consecutive outs and tying Sandy Koufax for most strikeouts in a perfect game – the 22nd in MLB history and the first in Giants history.
BBN
Right fielder Gregor Blanco sprinted into deep center for a diving catch on the warning track in the seventh inning of Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday in San Francisco. Blanco came up holding the ball for all to see as fans in the sellout crowd of 42,298 jumped to their feet in celebration. “I have watched it a lot, and I still don’t believe I made that play,” Blanco said Thursday.
BBN
“I’m still pumped,” Matt Cain said a day after his perfect game. “I haven’t really had a ton of time to sit down and look over stuff, see how it all happened. I don’t know that it has hit me yet, maybe when I can sit down and watch the highlights, go over the game.”
BBN
Matt Cain threw 125 pitches – most ever in a perfect game – and 86 of those for strikes. Seven of his strikeouts were called. He didn’t shake off catcher Buster Posey even once. “It’s something I always wanted to do since I was little, but it’s kind of a blur when it actually happens,” Cain said after his perfect game.
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