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Fresh off his perfect game, Matt Cain headlines this week’s list of two-start pitchers in the NL. The pool of two-starters is strong at the top. However, these strong two-starters are offset by a larger than usual pool of bottom feeders.
Here are the NL two-start pitchers and other favorable matchups for Week 12:
Matt Cain: 6/18 @ LAA; 6/24 @ OAK – although Philip Humber hasn’t fared well after his perfect game, you have to feel Cain can keep pitching well, as he has a better track record.
R.A. Dickey: 6/18 vs BAL; 6/24 vs NYY – one questionable call away from a no-no last time out
Cole Hamels: 6/19 vs COL; 6/24 vs TB – should bounce back after poor start last time out
Lance Lynn: 6/19 @ DET; 6/24 @ KC – has proven to be one of the more reliable pitchers in the NL
Week 10 -4 GS, 3 QS, 1 W, 27.2 IP, 30 H+BB, 37 K’s, 12 ER, 3.90 ERA, 1.08 whip
YTD – 60 GS, 40 QS, 24 W, 388.1 IP, 436 H+BB, 385 K’s, 134 ER, 3.11 ERA, 1.12 whip
Not Too Shabby
BEST OF MAXIM
NOW THAT'S A CUTTER
San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain was presented with a commemorative samurai sword from Mizuno yesterday before his start against the Angels. Mizuno is a Japanese sports equipment company that sponsors Cain.Mizuno gave Cain the sword in honor of his perfect game against the Houston Astros last week.Cain said the sword would be awesome to have in his house.After the ceremony...
There was no suspense as to whether Matt Cain would be the one to finally take a spot next to Johnny Vander Meer in the baseball record books with a second no-hitter in consecutive starts. Mike Trout banged a single to left on Cain’s third pitch of the night Monday against the Angels. Although Cain and the Giants won, the typically consummate righty was far from his sharpest. Cain...
Matt Cain followed up his perfect game by persevering through five difficult innings for another victory, and Brandon Crawford had an early two-run double among the San Francisco Giants' 13 hits in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Ryan Theriot had three hits and drove in two runs for the Giants, who rewarded Cain (9-2) for his resilience in his first...
Matt Cain lists his “Top Ten Things I Want To Achieve Now That I’ve Thrown A Perfect Game”…
Hours before his first start since his perfect game, San Francisco Giants right-hander Matt Cain stood on the grass at Angels Stadium and read the Top 10 Things I Want To Achieve Now That I've Thrown A Perfect Game -- for David Letterman's late-night show. No. 4: "Pitch an inning without my pants." Here's another that wasn't on the list: Win my next...
Mike Trout is very fast.
Tonight’s recap is not about Matt Cain. The Horse did what he did, simultaneously falling victim to the post-NoNo curse and sticking with it in the Matt Cain Way.
No, tonight’s wrap should touch on a few other subjects.
First of all, Ryan Theriot. After back-to-back 3-hit days (with an off-day in between), he’s really played an instrumental part in...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Matt Cain followed up his perfect game by persevering through five difficult innings for another victory, and Brandon Crawford had an early two-run double among the San Francisco Giants' 13 hits in a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Monday night.
Ryan Theriot had three hits and drove in two runs for the Giants, who rewarded Cain (9-2) for his...
Here is the video of San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain doing the Top Ten on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday night.Cain threw a perfect game last week against the Houston Astros and did the "Top ten things he wants to achieve now that he has thrown a perfect game" list.Some of the things on the list include catching a line drive with his mouth, fixing...
Fred Katz (@Fred Katz) and Derek VanRiper (@DerekVanRiper) talk about Hawaiian timeliness, annoying construction, Matt Cain's brilliance, and more on Rotowire's weekly fantasy baseball podcast.
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Matt Cain this week threw what some people are saying was the best “perfect game” ever. Is it really possible to say that one perfect game is better than another and, if so, which one would you vote for?
Absolutism is relative. I think. No, I am sure it is. Maybe. I mean, this is the GREATEST BASEBALL-POLITICO BLOG OF ALL TIME...
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy said special moments like Matt Cain's perfect game "bring teams together even more."
Having lost three of four since, the Giants may be hoping the right-hander has another gem in store Monday night.
Cain will take the mound for the first time since making history last week, visiting a Los Angeles Angels team that's been...
@San Francisco Giants @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Pitching Probables: SFG – Matt Cain (8-2, 2.18 ERA) LAA – Jerome Williams (6-4, 4.20 ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
Mr. Perfecto is making a stop in Anaheim to face off against the man who just can't be beat at home Jerome Williams. This seems to be a classic case of Unstoppable...
Just a reminder that there is still plenty of Wezen-Ball content going up at Baseball Prospectus every day. Just this week I wrote about the favorite activities of lesser known 1980s players thanks to Topps Big baseball cards and rooting for Matt Cain during his perfect game despite Charlie Brown's advice. There's also daily Tater Trot Tracker updates. For Father's Day...
Wednesday, June 13, 2012.
9 innings pitched. 1 hit. 0 earned runs. 12 strikeouts.
The second best pitching performance of the night.
R.A. Dickey and Matt Cain were part of one of the most impressive nights of pitching in baseball history last Wednesday as Cain threw a perfect game against the Astros while Dickey posted the nearly as impressive line above.
Cain’s outing marked the...