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Within the current period of Major League Baseball, when strikeouts are rampant, the fact that Matt Cain of the Giants struck out fourteen hitters could be printed nowhere near the entrance page of any newspaper besides on the West Coast. A few more details of that game from 5 years ago, nevertheless, stay unmatched even today.
For example, these fourteen whiffs accounted for more than half of the batters Cain faced that day, and four of them got here against future batting champion Jose Altuve. Retiring all 27 batters within the Houston lineup might imply only one thing, which is that on that day Matt Cain pitched a perfect game.
A rare feat for certain, an ideal game had solely been accomplished 20 times before that 2012 season, and Cain's was just the twenty second in baseball history. Remarkably, just weeks before, proper hander Philip Humber of the White Sox hurled an ideal game for Chicago towards the Seattle Mariners.
Although Humber managed to whiff former Most Valuable Participant Ichiro Suzuki, the Chicago starter ended with five fewer strikeouts than would Cain during his perfect game. In actual fact, Humber got here near dropping his flawless fight within the bottom of the ninth, when he went to a full depend on two of the three hitters in that inning earlier than getting each to swing and miss.
The truth that two good games had been thrown in the same season, as commentable because it was, did not however set a record. Just two years before in 2010, Main League Baseball had witnessed two perfect games in the same season. Imagine it or not, these two pitching gems happenred in the identical month,
just a bit of over weeks apart.
On Might 9 Oakland left hander Dallas Braden retired all twenty seven Tampa Bay hitters, managing just six strikeouts in a game that took just over hours to complete. Precisely twenty days later Roy Corridoraday of the Philadelphia Phillies threw a one against the Florida Marlins, putting out eleven hitters within the 1-zero victory.
Thus the almost unimaginable feat within the 2012 season had already been achieved two years earlier, however on August 15 Felix Hernandez made it indeed a historical year. The ace of the Seattle Mariners had a flawless outing towards the Tampa Bay Rays, the identical crew that had been victimized by Oakland's Dallas Braden just two years before.
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