Jun 14, 2012
Matt Cain joined Phil Humber in club perfection after tossing the second perfect game of the 2012 season. Cain was masterful on Wednesday, with a career high 15 strikeouts against the visiting Houston Astros.
Cain became the first Giant to throw a perfect game, and the first Giants pitcher to toss a no-hitter since Jonathan Sanchez tossed a no-no against the Padres in 2009,
Although Cain dominated the Astros with pinpoint control and mixing up his pitches, he received excellent defensive support from his teammates, including an amazing diving catch in right center field by Gregor Blanco. Blanco robbed Jordan Schaefer of what appeared to be a perfect game ending extra-base hit to the gap.
The lengthy right hander has lived up to his huge $127 million contract extension signed over the off season, with an 8-2 record and a minuscule 2.41 ERA. He has thrown ten quality starts in 13 outings, including two complete games.