Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros on Wednesday night. There have now been five no-hitters through the first 2.5 months of this season (including two perfect games), 14 no-hitters dating back to the start of the 2010 season (including four perfect games), and five perfect games thrown in the last 36 months.
Cain didn’t just throw a perfect game, though. He turned in one of the most dominant performances in major league history.
Matt Cain not only retired all 27 Astros hitters he faced, but he also he struck out 14 of them, tying the record for strikeouts in a perfect game set by Sandy Koufax in 1965.
Of the 227 no-hitters recorded in Major League Baseball history, only five of them(including three by Nolan Ryan) saw the pitcher record more than 14 strikeouts, and none of those games were perfect.
Check it out in the video below.
- Matt Cain Threw MLB’s 22nd Perfect Game, And Here’s The Final Out As Called On TV, Radio, And En Español [Video] (deadspin.com)
- San Francisco Giants’ Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in franchise history – San Jose Mercury News (mercurynews.com)
- Giants’ Cain pitches perfect game against Astros (mysanantonio.com)