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Is it just me, or are Giants fans getting a little spoiled with the no-hitters and perfect games and near-misses in recent years? After a no-hitter drought that lasted 33 years, since John “The Count” Montesfusco blanked the Braves in 1976, the Giants have now had two no-hitters and one perfect game in the past five seasons. Jonathan Sanchez snapped the no no-no streak in 2009, then Matt Cain pitched a perfecto in 2012, and then Tim Lincecum threw another no-hitter this past July. Last Friday, they were exactly one out away from number four. Instead of a strikeout artist like Sanchez or Lincecum, or an ace like Cain, the pitcher in question who came devastatingly close to perfection this time was one Yusmeiro Petit. This time last week, before Friday’s game, I think baseball fans everywhere would have joined me in a chorus of “who”? In just his third start of the season, Petit came within one Eric Chavez dunk single of becoming the 24th pitcher in major league history to throw a per...
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