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Are we experiencing another year of the pitcher in 2012? With Philip Humber already tossing a perfect game back in April and no-hitters recorded by Jered Weaver, Johan Santana, and six members of the Seattle Mariners pitching staff (in one game), the MLB had seen four no-hitters until last night. Now with San Francisco Giants ace Matt Cain notching himself a perfect game, the tally is up to five - and we're not even at the All-Star break yet.
Facing the Houston Astros, Cain struck out an astounding, record-tying 14 batters on his way to perfection. Who does he share that record with? Just some guy named Sandy Koufax. Check out his celebration here:
Amazingly, Cain is the first Giants pitcher to throw a perfect game for the 128-year-old franchise. It was the 22nd in MLB history and the 2nd one this season. The MLB record for no-nos in a season is seven; we've got five so far. And it's not even July. At this rate, we'll see twelve by the end of September.
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