(SAN FRANCISCO) — San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain threw the franchise’s first perfect game in history on Wednesday night.
The 27-year-old right hander was flawless with 14 strikeouts in the Giants 10-0 win over the Houston Astros. Cain now has a perfect game and a World Series ring to his resume. Pinch-hitter Jason Castro was Cain’s final out to put him in the history books.
Buster Posey was behind the plate and caught all nine innings and 125 pitches from Cain.
“I can’t thank Buster enough,” Cain said. “I didn’t even question once what he was calling.”
Cain did receive some help in the sixth and seventh inning from his outfielders Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco who made steller plays which kept the perfect game alive.
“You better catch it, you better be on that ball, and I did,” said Blanco to himself while Jordan Schafer’s ball sailed in the air in the top of the seventh inning towards him. “It feels really good.”
Cain made his Major League debut with the Giants in August 2005.
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