Originally posted on Baseball Prospectus  |  Last updated 6/14/12
  Matt Cain’s 14 strikeout perfect game tied the great Sandy Koufax for the most strikeouts in a perfecto.  Whether it is the fact that the Giants won 10-0 (highest margin of victory ever in a perfect game) compared to Koufax’s 1-0 win or just the general nostalgia for past superstars, there is some belief that Koufax’s gem was still “better”.  Whether in support of Koufax’s as the best perfect game or not, several comments have been thrown around with regards to quality of Cain’s opponent., some even outright dismissing the feat because it came against the Astros.   No, the Houston Astros aren’t a very good team.  In fact, they are among the league’s worst, but they aren’t the worst.  They’re 26th according to record at 26-36 and their 4.3 runs per game are tied with the league average (and with the Dodgers).  They have plenty of below average players on their squad, but they have some solid ones, too, and they were in the lineup on Wednesday night: 1.       Jordan
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