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The Factor12 Rating (F12) is an analytic measurement utilizing league average performance to compare the value of all MLB pitchers on 60ft6in.com.
(1) Matt Cain is currently the Factor12 Rating leader after twirling the 22nd perfect game in MLB history on Wednesday night. The right-hander dominated the Houston Astros lineup en route to his latest masterpiece in 2012.
(2) Justin Verlander vaults into the number two position following his stellar outing against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. The 2011 AL Cy Young award winner is back on track.
(3) Gio Gonzalez drops one spot despite a nice effort in his last start against the Boston Red Sox. The left-hander remains in contention for post-season honors.
(4) Aroldis Chapman drops three spots this week after allowing the first earned runs of his season. The “Cuban Missile” continues to rack up amazing strikeout totals despite his work in the bullpen.
(5) Stephen Strasburg ret
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Ask a Giants fan what they think of Matt Cain, and you're likely to get grown men gushing about how great he is. You're likely to hear "hard worker", "he gets the job done and never complains", "he never lets his team down", "he earned that contract".
Matt Cain simply embodies the perfect baseball player-- pitcher or hitter.
Last night was something special, something great, and just flat out amazing! It was the greatest game ever pitched at AT&T Park, and the greatest game ever pitched by any Giant in their long history.
It took 2 hours 36 minutes, 125 pitches, 14 strikeouts, great defensive plays, and the end result is Matt Cain pitching a Perfect Game!
Cain tossed the Giants 1st perfect game...
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There's an old Peanuts comic strip that I think about often. It's an old Sunday strip and, in it, Linus comes running out of his house due to sheer excitement. As he breathlessly explains to Charlie Brown, he has just witnessed the most amazing, improbable comeback in football history. It wasn't the famous Stanford "Band...
<p>Your browser does not support iframes.</p>San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain made history Wednedsay night when he threw a perfect game against the Houston Astros. Cain took over throughout the whole game, having a total of 14 strikeouts on the Astros. There were a lot of close calls that could have ended Cain's mark at history. Houston's...
Matt Cain's perfect game will be remembered among the most masterful pitching performances in regular-season baseball history, if not ever.
San Francisco's right-hander dominated the Houston Astros every which way Wednesday night. He struck out 14 batters, making up more than half of his 27 straight outs and tying Sandy Koufax for most Ks in a perfecto. Cain threw 19 first...
Last night, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw a perfect game. The 10-0 victory over the Houston Astros was the first perfect game in Giants franchise history and only the 22nd in Major League Baseball history. Some are calling it the greatest game ever pitched.
Cain, the longest-tenured Giant, has been through it all in his eight seasons in San Francisco. He has seen...
Not to be outdone by a knuckle baller or a rookie (Lance Lynn), Matt Cain cemented himself forever amongst the game’s giants.
Cain fired baseball’s 22nd perfect game in history last night in a 10-0 Giants victory against the Houston Astros. You had to figure coming into the year that if anyone was going to get perfect game’d, the Astros were as prime of a candidate as anyone...
The baseball world is celebrating Matt Cain's perfect game against the Astros last night. For someone who only a couple of years ago was being questioned by much of the mainstream media for his lack of wins, it's nice to see such an emphatic statement of Cain's true talent. After this perfect game and some of his starts earlier in the year (Cain now has the two best...
Let me tell you a story about the invisible man, an invisible man that has it all. This is a guy that’s been to the mountain tops of the game, both early and late, yet somehow he still slides beneath the radar. No matter what he does, no matter how big of a boom he makes, [...]
San Francisco was the place to be last night.
When you really want to attend a game, but can’t scrounge up the money, what do you do? You grab your jet pack and head out behind the right field stands, of course. That’s what Joe Giants Fan did in the early innings of Matt Cain’s perfect game Wednesday night. It’s one of the most bizarre videos you’ll ever see from a sporting event.
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Matt Cain threw a perfect game, and it was awesomely dominant. But hold the phone for a minute. There were two other absolutely amazing pitching performances from last night that are going to get completely shut out of the spotlight because of Cain's efforts. RA Dickey absolutely obliterated the Rays lineup, allowing one unearned run in a complete game (coming in the...
I'd like to open this Father's Day weekend piece with a salute to fathers everywhere and a note of appreciation to the dads, grandfathers, brothers and all of those who have stepped into that role in our lives.
Take a moment to remember those bonding moments as children or young adults. I recall the juggling my father did to get to practices and games and the sacrifices...
The pitching performances, no-hitters & perfect games in MLB so far this season, as well as over the past six years, begs the question, “Why so many?” In light of Matt Cain’s stunning ‘perfect game’ performance on Wednesday night, it seems that more and more, the significance and ‘awe’ that we once had for such outstanding feats [...]