Blanco Saves Cain's Perfect Game / Mario Spin-O-Rama / Strasburg Too Much For Jays
6/14/2012 9:16:00 AM
Matt Cain is perfect…in every way. Cain threw the 22nd perfect game in MLB history, 2nd this season behind Phillip Humber of the White Sox, and the 1st ever in Giants history. Cain tossed 14K’s in the process but I’m thinking he at least owes Gregor Blanco one hell of a meal, because he saved the day. Check out this clutch catch.
The Jays were no match for Stephen Strasburg who bumped his record up to 8-1 on the season. And Kyle Drabek is following in the footsteps of Brandon Morrow after he left the game in the 5th with a “popping sensation” in his elbow. Initial tests were encouraging but more will be done today. On the bright side, Jose Bautista hit his 19th of the season, now only 3 behind Josh Hamilton, the MLB leader. Kelly Johnson also sits 2nd in the Majors in strikeouts behind Adam Dunn. At least this game did give us one of the best responses to a stupid question. Thank you Bryce Harper.
The Jays have now fallen below .500 for the 1st time this season. They have the day off to re-group before opening up a weekend series against the Halladay-less Phillies.
The New York Mets are appealing BJ Upton’s single off knuckleballer R.A Dickey last night. They feel the call should have been an error after David Wright failed to bare hand it cleanly, and if so, Dickey would be awarded a no-hitter, only 12 days after Johan Santana threw the 1st No-No in Mets history. If they don’t win the appeal, Dickey still set a franchise record for the longest streak of scoreless innings in franchise history. However, the organization admits it’s a “hail mary”. Personally, I think this is an error.
Mario Gomez and Germany were too much for the Netherlands yesterday. I do have a soft spot for Germany, my heritage, and this spin-o-rama was rather sweet.
Germany topped Holland 2-1. While Protugal defeated Denmark in a real shoot-out, a 3-2 affair, despite a rough game by Christiano Ronaldo. On the pitch today…Italy vs. Croatia and Spain and Ireland.
The Argos defeated the Ti-Cats in the 1st pre-season game of the season, and Ricky Ray’s 1st as an Argo.
And days after losing the Stanley Cup to the LA Kings, future UFA Zach Parise says there’s no way he’s interested in signing with the New York Rangers. Too much respect for the Devils to do that.
That's it from the couch...for now.
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