Monday, March 10, 2014

Gotta like perfect . . .

. . . even if it is only Spring Training.

Matt Cain: 15 up, 15 down.

I like it.

Matt Cain.


--M.C.

6 comments:

nomisnala said...

I think he did it with very few pitches. Lets hope during the regular season that if he leaves with a lead, that the bullpen will hold and save the game, and the hitters will add on. It seemed as if, Cain is not immune from being Cained, even in Spring training.

Shankbone said...

Matt Cain!

ogc obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

When he first came up and did great, I am sure many of us felt the same thing at that time: he's going to get us our next no-hitter! I could still remember the excitement over Halicki and the Count, and thought our drought was over.

I don't know about others, but as excited as I was that Dirty got the next one, I was equally disappointed that Cain wasn't the one who delivered.

Then, of course, the Perfecto, the first in franchise history, something I didn't realize that had not happened before, and then all was right with the world again, Cain deserves to be up there in the firmament of Giants history, with his stamp on it, I know it, you know it, and now all those idiots who were calling for the Giants to trade him knew it.

So yeah, you gotta like perfect...

nomisnala said...

As awesome as Cain, and Lincecum are, and now Bumgarner, I would take a young Juan Marichal over any of them.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Still boggles my mind that the 60s Giants with 4 HOFers finished 2nd every year. Seems so unlikely. All that talent, all those wins, yet no Big Prize. With more teams and multiple levels of playoffs in today's game, it has to be even harder now than it was then.

Enough of Spring, let's get this season underway!

ogc obsessivegiantscompulsive said...

Yeah, the 60's was amazing for that, every year it seemed like one team or another (though I guess mostly Dodgers and Cards) was just that much better than the Giants, though there were seasons where the Giants, though second, was far behind.

Actually, I would say that today's playoffs could be easier in that teams could coast on big early hot streaks during the 60's, making it very hard for the non-hot streak teams to catch up, but in today's game, if you have the pitching talent, you can push your way to the World Series as long as you squeak into the playoffs. Still, to your point, it is pretty hard either way to get to the World Series.