Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14

Matt Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in MLB history on Wednesday night, and an impressive catch by Gregor Blanco helped make it possible.

Jordan Schafer led off the 7th inning with a drive deep to the right of center. It was a ball that the center fielder typically would have caught, but Angel Pagan was playing Schafer to hit to the opposite field, and luckily Blanco was there to make a diving catch at the warning track.

Cain tied a perfect game record by striking out 14 batters, and his perfecto was the first in Giants history. Perhaps the next most surprising event of the night is that Cain actually got excellent run support for a change. The Giants belted three two-run home runs and won 10-0.

The perfect game improved Cain’s record to 8-2 and lowered the underrated pitcher’s ERA to 2.18.

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  • As customary, Cain should treat the team to a special gift (gold watches like Buerle did in 2009). It takes more than one person to seal a no hit game, not to mention Bueter Posey calling a very good game. Congrats!
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