Found June 29, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
The Thursday Takeaway Sixteen days ago, Matt Cain found his way into the Giants’ record books by throwing the first perfect game in team history. Now, his four rotation colleagues—Barry Zito, Ryan Vogelsong, Tim Lincecum, and Madison Bumgarner—have joined him by spearheading the team’s first-ever of run four consecutive shutouts. The Giants’ 5-0 victory over the Reds last night marked their seventh win in 10 games, and it came on the heels of a three-game blanking of the rival Dodgers that left the teams tied atop the division. Combined with the Dodgers’ 3-2 loss to the Mets on Thursday, it put San Francisco alone atop the NL West for the first time this season. Bumgarner was the star of the series opener, tossing a one-hitter for his first career complete game and shutout in 68 starts. It was the fourth time a Giants pitcher has allowed one hit or fewer in an outing this season, the highest total by any team since the 1999 Reds, who also had four. And it was sweet revenge fo...
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