Matt Cain Pitches 22nd Perfect Game in MLB History
Matt Cain has thrown the 22nd perfect game in major league history, and the first by a Giants’ pitcher. The Giants won the game against the Houston Astros 10-0. The Chronicle and Mercury News have stories up now.
Below is a live blog of the last few innings…
9:34 p.m. Nice play by Arias on a slow roller to third. He’s out!
9:37 p.m. Called strike three! Two outs now in the eighth. That’s a big 14 strikeouts for Cain.
9:39 p.m. Crawford ranges to his left at short, not an easy play…but he’s out! 24 straight for Cain, and we get a breather before the dramatic 9th.
9:42 p.m. Duane Kuiper is talking about the pressure on the defense in a situation like this. Kuiper played second during Len Barker’s perfect game for the Indians in 1981.
9:48 p.m. Here we go. Bogusevic, Snyder, and maybe a pinch hitter for the pitcher are due up.
9:50 p.m. Fly out to left! That’s one.
9:51 p.m. Fly out to left again! That’s two! The hitter is now Jason Castro, a Bay Area kid.
9:52 p.m. It’s over! He did it! Another tough play at third ends it!
9:56 p.m. This play right here is the one people will be talking about in terms of defense.