I tuned into last night’s perfect game at around the sixth inning. I knew what was at stake but since I didn’t watch the first five innings, I didn’t realize how filthy Matt Cain was that night.
Even though the Houston Astros are a pretty bad team, I couldn’t help but appreciate the skill it took for Cain to throw 14 strikeouts. More importantly, the movement he had in his pitches was simply the stuff of legends.
I don’t know if this is the most dominant pitching performance in the history of the game, but it’s pretty high up there. And for that, I applaud Cain for a job well done.