Friday, April 13, 2012

Not to nitpick Matt Cain's game but...

There was something special about Matt Cain's start. You could tell early on that he was dealing and that maybe he was going to throw a no hitter.

And it was as dominating a game as you will ever see.
1 for 28 hitting by the Pirates.
No walks.
11 strike outs.

But that hit... James McDonald? The opposing pitcher? With 2 outs in the 6th?
If it was perfect going into the 7th, then it hits the Twitter world. Then you text your friends and say "Find the Giants game... you won't believe what is happening."

Instead you let up a hit to the freaking pitcher?

I mean a 1 hitter is cool and all, but it will be forgotten in a few days.
A perfect game at the home opener? That becomes part of Giants lore.

I guess what I am saying is this;
Cain. Not bad. Do better next time.

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