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Matt Cain throws perfect game for Giants
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Posted on 06/13/2012 9:51:14 PM PDT by stillonaroll

Perfecto for Cainer!

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1 posted on 06/13/2012 9:51:20 PM PDT by stillonaroll
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To: stillonaroll

Only 27 pitches? Wow!


2 posted on 06/13/2012 9:53:33 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: stillonaroll

Did they win?


3 posted on 06/13/2012 9:54:04 PM PDT by TruthWillWin (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples money.)
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To: stillonaroll
http://mlb.mlb.com/index.jsp
4 posted on 06/13/2012 9:54:32 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: TruthWillWin

You betcha, 10-0. In the past, Cain would not have gotten that much run support in two months.


5 posted on 06/13/2012 9:55:59 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll
Hugging his wife now...great moment!
6 posted on 06/13/2012 9:57:27 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll

Cain doused in beer by teammates in front of Giants dugout.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 9:59:48 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll

Thats our boy!!!!


8 posted on 06/13/2012 10:02:37 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: stillonaroll

Thats our boy!!!!


9 posted on 06/13/2012 10:02:43 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: stillonaroll

First perfect game in Giants franchise history.


10 posted on 06/13/2012 10:03:37 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: samadams2000
Yup. World Series ring in 2010, and now a perfect game!
11 posted on 06/13/2012 10:05:29 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll

I watched the entire game and he did have quite the generous strike zone the first 4-5 innings.

But hey, a perfect game is a perfect game. Congrats to Matt Cain.


12 posted on 06/13/2012 10:05:32 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: stillonaroll

Is this an unusual year for perfect games?

It feels like there have been more than a few and it might be unusual..


13 posted on 06/13/2012 10:05:50 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: Kevin in California
Yes, the strike zone was a mile wide, and he got a couple of excellent defensive plays. Still, 27 up and 27 down!
14 posted on 06/13/2012 10:07:17 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: freedumb2003

Two things:

It’s either global warming or Bush has something to do with it.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 10:07:44 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Ingtar
Only 27 pitches? Wow!

27 batters. Three up, three down for nine innings. He had 14 strikeouts.

16 posted on 06/13/2012 10:08:20 PM PDT by Bob
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To: Bob

I was trying to be a smart ass. I think I only succeeded on the second word...


17 posted on 06/13/2012 10:09:44 PM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: stillonaroll

I’m still waiting for a game where both opposing pitchers throw a perfect game. That would be a doubly perfect game! (They have those all the time in soccer!)


18 posted on 06/13/2012 10:10:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: freedumb2003
Is this an unusual year for perfect games?

It feels like there have been more than a few and it might be unusual..

There have been two this year. There were none last year and there were two in 2010.

19 posted on 06/13/2012 10:11:19 PM PDT by Bob
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To: stillonaroll

If it’s against Houston, there should be an asterisk.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 10:11:19 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: stillonaroll

Woah, three no-nos since June 1! How about the Month of the Pitcher


21 posted on 06/13/2012 10:14:04 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: SeaHawkFan
Well, the ‘stros are still technically a Major League team, although next year they move to the AL, so they will no longer play real baseball.
22 posted on 06/13/2012 10:17:55 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Theoretically it could happen. If both pitchers throw nine perfect innings, and the game is then rained out, it would officially end a 0-0 tie and the stats would count. Two perfect games.
23 posted on 06/13/2012 10:20:50 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: therightliveswithus
Fifth no-no or perfecto this year. Part of the post-roid era.
24 posted on 06/13/2012 10:26:20 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll

Boo, Frisco Jints!


25 posted on 06/13/2012 10:28:28 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: stillonaroll
Press conference now with catcher Buster Posey, along with right fielder Gregor Blanco who made a great diving catch in the 7th inning.
26 posted on 06/13/2012 10:29:39 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: Revolting cat!

By the rules, such a game would last forever. What do the rules say about substituting players who die of old age?


27 posted on 06/13/2012 10:29:45 PM PDT by Squawk 8888 (Tories in- now the REAL work begins!)
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To: Fiji Hill
A little Dodger fan bitterness there? :)
28 posted on 06/13/2012 10:31:15 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: Squawk 8888
See post 23: a double perfecto could happen.

We know it won't end with penalty kicks. :)

29 posted on 06/13/2012 10:37:05 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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I thought we were done hearing about Cain's NEIN-NEIN-NEIN plan?

(Ducking)

30 posted on 06/13/2012 10:37:45 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture (RINOs, the CANCER within the G.O.P.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
hehe...

Ah, Herman Cain. Remember when we had actual conservatives running for president?

31 posted on 06/13/2012 10:47:23 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll
On radio postgame, they said Gregor Blanco, who made a great catch to keep the pefecto going in the 7th inning, had spoken with Willie Mays before the game.

Willie told him that he wore his glove a little higher on his hand, in case he needed that extra inch or so to make a catch. Blanco made his catch tonight in the wbbing of his glove.

So, some words of wisdom from 'ole Willie might have saved the perfecto.

32 posted on 06/13/2012 11:01:09 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll
"ell, the ‘stros are still technically a Major League team, although next year they move to the AL, so they will no longer play real baseball."

Depends on how you define REAL baseball. Is that the same as WINNING baseball? I doubt it.

There have been 107 Series played, with the American League winning 62 and the National League winning 45. The New York Yankees have played in 40 of the 107 Series through 2011 and have won 27 World Series championships, the most of any Major League franchise

33 posted on 06/14/2012 1:42:19 AM PDT by scram2
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To: Ingtar

LOL
When I read your comment I thought that WOULD be a perfect game. Point taken.
Now every time I hear of a perfect game I will think of the possibility of 27 pitches.


34 posted on 06/14/2012 2:26:04 AM PDT by PastorJimCM (truth matters)
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To: scram2
There have been 107 Series played, with the American League winning 62 and the National League winning 45. The New York Yankees have played in 40 of the 107 Series through 2011 and have won 27 World Series championships, the most of any Major League franchise

That's because the AL pitchers are coddled like little girls and don't have to bat.

35 posted on 06/14/2012 3:03:11 AM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: stillonaroll
Theoretically it could happen. If both pitchers throw nine perfect innings, and the game is then rained out, it would officially end a 0-0 tie and the stats would count. Two perfect games.

When did MLB rescind the suspended game rule? I don't recall a regular season game ever ending in a tie.

36 posted on 06/14/2012 3:16:02 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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To: Ingtar

81 pitches and 27 strikeouts would be more perfect.


37 posted on 06/14/2012 3:38:42 AM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: raybbr

LOL, well I don’t believe the rule was implemented in order to coddle the pitcher. That said my personal opinion is they should either make the designated hitter rule MLB wide or else do away with it entirely.


38 posted on 06/14/2012 4:20:23 AM PDT by scram2
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To: raybbr

Re-run the stats post-’73 and see what they say.


39 posted on 06/14/2012 4:52:17 AM PDT by Yudan (Living comes much easier once we admit we're dying.)
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To: Ingtar

Ping


40 posted on 06/14/2012 6:25:44 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: PastorJimCM

It would have to include every ball being hit back to the pitcher, who would complete the play unassisted. 27 strikeouts with no balls is the other that comes to mind. Neither is likely to happen.


41 posted on 06/14/2012 6:45:35 AM PDT by Ingtar ("As the light begins to fade in the city on the hill")
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To: stillonaroll

I got a heads up on the game in the third inning. So we turned the game on.

We had our very active grandson for a week and both of us were ready to crash by the 7 th inning.

When Blanco made that incredible catch after Melky’s great catch, we knew that we were watching something that was great. We were wide awake after that.

Manager Bruce made some great fielding substitutions for the last two innings and the substitutes made great plays to preserve Matt’s no hitter and perfect game.

Most of the Giant pitchers trust Buster to make the right calls during the game. That takes a lot of strain off them.

Kudos to Matt, Buster, Melky, Blanco, Bruce and the rest of the Giants for a great game which is now in the hall of records.


42 posted on 06/14/2012 7:11:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave (ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION IS DESTROYING AMERICA-LOOK AT WHAT IT DID TO THE WHITE HOUSE!)
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To: Boston Blackie
Tie games happened a lot in the years before stadiums were lit. Games were called on account of darkness. Now, even Wrigley has lights, and the rules are different.
43 posted on 06/14/2012 8:44:06 AM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: scram2
Pitchers in the AL do not play real baseball. Last night, Matt Cain had to bat for himself. He had an at bat late in the game, swung hard, made contact, and ran hard down the line to first.

An AL pitcher would have been resting in the dugout. That's not real baseball.

44 posted on 06/14/2012 8:48:53 AM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll
A little Dodger fan bitterness there? :)

You're darn tootin'!

45 posted on 06/14/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: stillonaroll

Giants, Dodgers and Nationals all with superb pitching so far.

My World Champion St. Louis Cardinals-not so much.

I think your NL pennant winner comes from among those three.

Pitching is the currency of baseball.


46 posted on 06/14/2012 9:34:36 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Fiji Hill
This year looks like a very fun Dodger-Giant battle for the division title. I can't remember the last time that happened.
47 posted on 06/14/2012 12:28:28 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: EyeGuy

The Giants pitching, with the unexpected exception of Tim Lincecum, has been excellent again this year, even with Brian Wilson out. Barry Zito has been okay, but has shown more of his usual form over the last couple of starts.


48 posted on 06/14/2012 12:33:35 PM PDT by stillonaroll (Nominate a non-RINO in 2012!...uh, too late, never mind.)
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To: stillonaroll
This year looks like a very fun Dodger-Giant battle for the division title. I can't remember the last time that happened.

I recall the 1962 season, which ended with both teams tied for first place, so a playoff game was scheduled.

On the day of the playoff, we were experiencing a heat wave and few people in my neighborhood had air conditioning, so when I walked down the street, I could hear through the open doors and windows that just about everyone was tuned in to the game--and rooting for the Dodgers.

However, the Giants prevailed and went on to face the Yanks in the World Series.

49 posted on 06/14/2012 1:31:32 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Boo, LaLa Dodjerks


50 posted on 06/14/2012 1:49:36 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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