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Main League Baseball - World Series

Main League Baseball - World Series

In the current era of Major League Baseball, when strikeouts are rampant, the fact that Matt Cain of the Giants struck out fourteen hitters can be printed nowhere close to the entrance page of any newspaper besides on the West Coast. A number of more details of that game from 5 years ago, nevertheless, stay unmatched even today.

For example, those fourteen whiffs accounted for 프리미어리그중계 more than half of the batters Cain confronted that day, and four of them got here towards future batting champion Jose Altuve. Retiring all 27 batters in the Houston lineup could imply only one thing, which is that on that day Matt Cain pitched an ideal game.

A uncommon feat for sure, a perfect game had solely been completed 20 occasions earlier than that 2012 season, and Cain's was just the 22nd in baseball history. Remarkably, just weeks earlier than, right hander Philip Humber of the White Sox hurled a perfect game for Chicago in opposition to the Seattle Mariners.

Despite the fact that Humber managed to whiff former Most Valuable Player Ichiro Suzuki, the Chicago starter ended with 5 fewer strikeouts than would Cain during his excellent game. In truth, Humber got here close to dropping his flawless battle within the backside of the ninth, when he went to a full rely on of the three hitters in that inning before getting each to swing and miss.

The fact that two good games had been thrown in the same season, as remarkable because it was, didn't nonetheless set a record. Just two years before in 2010, Main League Baseball had witnessed two excellent games in the identical season. Consider it or not, these pitching gems occurred in the identical month, just a little bit 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 two hours to complete. Exactly twenty days later Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies threw a one towards the Florida Marlins, putting out eleven hitters in the 1-0 victory.

Thus the almost unattainable feat in the 2012 season had already been accomplished 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 group that had been victimized by Oakland's Dallas Braden just years before.