Matt Cain perfect game kept intact by Gregor Blanco's amazing catch

Matt Cain owes Gregor Blanco a steak dinner and maybe a new car, too

6/14/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Matt Cain certainly pitched a fantastic game last night. In fact, it was a PERFECT game. But we all know that you can't do it by yourself, and here's a great example of that truth:


Jordan Schafer was the first batter of the 7th inning, and hit a deep drive to right-center, and Gregor Blanco made this amazing catch to rob him of an extra-base hit.

June 13, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Matt Cain (middle) is showered with beer from his teammates after throwing a perfect game against the Houston Astros at AT&T Park.  Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIREThis is what it takes to get a perfect game. Remember Dwayne Wise's catch during Mark Buehrle's perfect game?

Congrats to Matt Cain, and also Gregor Blanco, who definitely deserves something from Cain in appreciation for this catch.

And Mr. Cain... make sure you go ahead and buy Mr. Blanco something nice. We all know you just signed a nice extension, and now you might get to star in commercials with Kate Upton (see below).

The least you could do is show some appreciation.

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6/20/12   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

w_g_walters wrote:
I don't think a pitcher should ever be credited with a perfect game, unless he throws 27 K's (fat chance). It takes no errors in addition to no walks or plunks.

Which is why I think a perfect game is more of a team accomplishment than a no hitter is.  In fact, if a pitcher throws a no hitter but he team still makes a few errors behind him, one could argue that was a better performance because he faced more hitters without giving up a hit.

6/16/12   |   w_g_walters   |   223 respect

I don't think a pitcher should ever be credited with a perfect game, unless he throws 27 K's (fat chance). It takes no errors in addition to no walks or plunks.