Matt Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in MLB history and first perfect game in San Francisco Giants history last night in the Giants 10-0 win over the Houston Astros.
Cain struck out 14 batters to record the second perfect game and the fifth no-hitter in MLB this season.
“It felt like the World Series,” Cain said, “but it almost felt a little bit louder, a little crazier. Every strike [the spectators] were going nuts for. It was really amazing. I’ve never had that much excitement, every pitch, every strike, every swing.”
“His fastball was really jumping tonight,” Giants catcher Buster Posey said. “It had extra life on it.”
The possibility of attaining something special teased Cain almost from the outset. He threw first-pitch strikes to the first six Astros he faced and 19 overall.
“I know if I haven’t given up a hit in the first inning or second inning. I’m always kind of conscious of it,” he said. “I felt like probably the first time through the lineup that I had good stuff and I was locating the ball where I wanted. … Probably the first time through the lineup I felt like something could happen.”
Here’s the final out that sealed the deal.