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Chip R
06-14-2012, 12:10 AM
Matt Cain is channeling this guy.

http://1000awesomethings.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/mr-perfect.jpg

gilpdawg
06-14-2012, 12:12 AM
Perfect through 6. I'm not tiptoeing around it. There's no such thing as jinxes. Also 11 K's already. Pitch count at 86 already though.

gilpdawg
06-14-2012, 12:13 AM
Oops I'm too slow. You can delete this one. Sorry.

gilpdawg
06-14-2012, 12:14 AM
He's throwing Curt Hennig? Oh, I get it. :p

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:18 AM
90 pitches thru 6 is an issue.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:19 AM
There's your obligatory circus catch.

Tom Servo
06-14-2012, 12:20 AM
He's throwing a McGillicutty? ;)

Chip R
06-14-2012, 12:25 AM
Thru 7

dougdirt
06-14-2012, 12:27 AM
BLANCO!!!

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:28 AM
Whats the most strikeouts a guy has had in a nohitter/perfect game?

dougdirt
06-14-2012, 12:30 AM
Whats the most strikeouts a guy has had in a nohitter/perfect game?

Nolan Ryan - 17

Shocker, I know.

gilpdawg
06-14-2012, 12:32 AM
Whats the most strikeouts a guy has had in a nohitter/perfect game?

Ryan had 17 in one of his no hitters. Most for a perfect game is Koufax with 14.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:32 AM
Nolan Ryan - 17

Shocker, I know.

6 batters ahead of myself, but this could be one of the Top-5 pitching performances ever.

Big Klu
06-14-2012, 12:34 AM
90 pitches thru 6 is an issue.

Better get him out of there.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:34 AM
Better get him out of there.

No way,he stays in, but fatigue could be the undoing.

gilpdawg
06-14-2012, 12:35 AM
He's throwing a McGillicutty? ;)

I see what you did there. ;)

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:36 AM
Beautiful. And nice pitch too.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:37 AM
No more 3 ball counts Matt.

Chip R
06-14-2012, 12:38 AM
Thru 8.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:40 AM
Are there more no-hitters and near perfect games than there used to be. Seems like it happens more often these days. Strange.

dougdirt
06-14-2012, 12:40 AM
Are there more no-hitters and near perfect games than there used to be. Seems like it happens more often these days. Strange.

These things seem to cycles.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:41 AM
He looked a little "off" in the 8th, but 24 up and 24 down.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:41 AM
Dickey and the Mets are appealing the lone hit in tonight's game as well.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2012, 12:42 AM
Are there more no-hitters and near perfect games than there used to be. Seems like it happens more often these days. Strange.

Blame the death of the "slap hitter," IMO. Not as many guys, especially down at the bottom of lineups, exist now who just look to put the ball in play and hope it finds a hole in the defense.

Many a potential no-no has been ruined in baseball history by a 25-hopper that finds the outfield grass in the 4th or a swinging bunt that gets beaten out by some judy-hitting MI in the 6th.

dougdirt
06-14-2012, 12:45 AM
Blame the death of the "slap hitter," IMO. Not as many guys, especially down at the bottom of lineups, exist now who just look to put the ball in play and hope it finds a hole in the defense.

Many a potential no-no has been ruined in baseball history by a 25-hopper that finds the outfield grass in the 4th or a swinging bunt that gets beaten out by some judy-hitting MI in the 6th.

Death of astro-turf probably hasn't hurt. Slowing the grounder down has probably saved a few no hitters.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:47 AM
I miss Jon Miller on the ESPN broadcasts. That bunch they roll out these days don't hold a candle to him. Just a sidebar. It will be interesting to see what happens.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:49 AM
One out

Chip R
06-14-2012, 12:49 AM
8.1

Chip R
06-14-2012, 12:50 AM
8.2

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:50 AM
Let's get that 15th K.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Two out and Castro up

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Finish him.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2012, 12:51 AM
He needs to bunt here. I'd love him for trying to break it up that way.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:51 AM
Mr Perfect. Matt Cain.

mbgrayson
06-14-2012, 12:52 AM
Perfect Game #22 in MLB history goes to Matt Cain! Giants beat the Astros 10 to 0!

Congrats Matt...

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2012, 12:52 AM
He got a bogus strike 2 call there.

Chip R
06-14-2012, 12:52 AM
Absolutely perfect!

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:52 AM
He got a bogus strike 2 call there.

*

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2012, 12:52 AM
*

;)

Chip R
06-14-2012, 12:53 AM
He needs to bunt here. I'd love him for trying to break it up that way.

That's bush.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:53 AM
The poor Astros.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:53 AM
He got a bogus strike 2 call there.

Says the person hoping for a bunt on the 27th batter. :D

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:54 AM
I thought Arias blew it. Outstanding play.

RedsManRick
06-14-2012, 12:54 AM
Perfect game with 14 SOs. That's got to go down as one of the most dominant performances I've seen.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2012, 12:54 AM
That's bush.

I disagree completely. You're being humiliated by the pitcher and about to be immortalized in a box score for all time. You should absolutely do whatever is possible to avoid that fate.

It's one of those "unwritten rules" that's kinda garbage.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 12:55 AM
Great performance. Guy has a 2.18 ERA. Well deserved.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2012, 12:55 AM
Says the person hoping for a bunt on the 27th batter. :D

Come on -- it'd be amazing to watch everyone lose their mind over a perfect game being wrecked that way. :)

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:55 AM
Perfect game with 14 SOs. That's got to go down as one of the most dominant performances I've seen.

Yep. If he had got #15 I would challenge anyone claiming a better performance ever. But it is certainly up there in the debate.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:56 AM
Come on -- it'd be amazing to watch everyone lose their mind over a perfect game being wrecked that way. :)

As far as entertainment value, you are correct. :laugh:

gilpdawg
06-14-2012, 12:56 AM
I disagree completely. You're being humiliated by the pitcher and about to be immortalized in a box score for all time. You should absolutely do whatever is possible to avoid that fate.

It's one of those "unwritten rules" that's kinda garbage.

I agree. Most of the unwritten rules are pure crap.

Caveat Emperor
06-14-2012, 12:58 AM
Perfect game with 14 SOs. That's got to go down as one of the most dominant performances I've seen.

Yeah, but it is the Astros we're talking about here...

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 12:59 AM
Sorry but he's my boy...

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2224018&postcount=227

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2575960&postcount=204

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 01:00 AM
I remember how I felt in 2010 against the Phillies. I almost prayed for a hit. I know how Astros fans must feel. And yet Cain gets the hat tip from me.

pedro
06-14-2012, 01:02 AM
Listening to him in the post game interview he seems like a really quality guy.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 01:03 AM
Listening to him in the post game interview he seems like a really quality guy.

Yes. I got that too.

gilpdawg
06-14-2012, 01:07 AM
His wife ain't bad to look at either. :D

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 01:15 AM
His wife ain't bad to look at either. :D

Word.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 01:15 AM
Listening to him in the post game interview he seems like a really quality guy.

Yes. I got that too.

WVRedsFan
06-14-2012, 01:27 AM
One of the thrills of my life was being present at Riverfront Stadium when Tom Seaver pitched his no-hitter. I also watched (on TV) Jim Maloney's no-hitters. It's a thrill, and I'll never forget that day, being at the stadium for Tom Terrific's no-no. Great experience for Giants fans. That's what makes baseball so special.

Rojo
06-14-2012, 04:26 AM
I know someone who went to the game. I know him real well. :)

My knees were actually shaking a bit in the ninth inning. If you've never attended a perfect game, I recommend it. Plan ahead and make time.

Also, that jet-pack thing was weird.

edabbs44
06-14-2012, 07:33 AM
Dickey and the Mets are appealing the lone hit in tonight's game as well.

I didn't see the play, however maybe it was karma for the Beltran foul ball call.

redsmetz
06-14-2012, 08:12 AM
I thought Arias blew it. Outstanding play.

Watched the final out online this morning and my heart stopped when I saw it. Indeed, Arias made a tremendous play and I'd love to hear his take on it. Had to be nerve wracking.

klw
06-14-2012, 08:24 AM
With Cain back to back 1 and 2 hitters earlier this year, I was hardly shocked to see this result this morning. Congrats to Mr. Cain.

mdccclxix
06-14-2012, 08:52 AM
That crowd in SF is nuts. That is all.

kaldaniels
06-14-2012, 09:37 AM
Watching the Blanco catch live, I've seen enough baseball that I expected the ball to pop out of his glove. Both getting to the ball and holding on to it was amazing.

OnBaseMachine
06-14-2012, 12:22 PM
The play Arias made to end the game was an underrated play. That ball appeared to have some funky spin on it. He looked to have lost his balance but was able to make a good throw off his back leg. I still think throwing a perfect game is one of the most impressive feats in sports. Look at all the things that can go wrong - a flukey blooper on a quality pitch, barely miss inside and hit a batter, a bad hop error. To retire all 27 batters in order is amazing. Glad to see Cain do it, he's been flirting with no-no's ever since he entered the league a few years ago.