There was something in the air in San Francisco. Something perfect.
Wednesday night against the Astros, San Francisco Giants ace, Matt Cain, looked like he was going to do something special from the first pitch. When the game was over, Cain had made history—he’d thrown the first perfect game in the Giants’ 130-year existence.
Cain poured in strikes all night against the Astros, amassing 14 punchouts.
He was aided by fantastic defensive plays from Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco. He had every pitch in his arsenal working. Though it sounds crazy, this perfect game, only the 22nd in the history of the sport, seemed likely. Cain was that good.
Let’s check out some of the lasting images from Matt Cain’s historic night.