128 years of Giants baseball, and it hadn’t ever happened. Until tonight.
In more than a century of Major League Baseball, more than 300,000 starting pitchers have taken the mound. Only 21 had ever pitched a perfect game. Until tonight.
On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Matt Cain became the 22nd player in MLB history to record a perfect game.
When the ball left Chris Snyder’s bat in the top of the 6th, the bar where I was watching the game let out a collective groan. That turned into a rolling cheer when Melky Cabrera leaped to catch the ball at the wall.
An inning later Jordan Schafer laced one to right-center that looked ticketed for a double. Gregor Blanco made the greatest catch of his career. And everyone in the bar remained on his or her feet until that final out.
I love Matt Cain. I love this team. Go Giants.