Who did Matt Cain throw a perfect game against?

Cain threw the first perfect game in the Giants’ long and storied history Wednesday night at AT Park, striking out 14 and getting great defensive plays from outfielders Melky Cabrera and Gregor Blanco in a 10-0 victory over the Houston Astros.

How many no hitters does Matt Cain have?

Matt Cain is tied with Sandy Koufax for the most strikeouts in a perfect no-hitter with 14….No-hitters.

Date June 13, 2012
Pitcher Matt Cain¶
Catcher Buster Posey (1)
Plate umpire Ted Barrett
Manager Bruce Bochy (2)

Did Felix Hernandez throw a perfect game?

On August 15, 2012, Félix Hernández was perfect against the Tampa Bay Rays. He retired all 27 batters he faced, recording the first perfect game by a Mariner and the 23rd “perfecto” in Major League history, including the 7th 1–0 perfect game.

What is the lowest pitch count in a perfect game?

Charles Henry “Red” Barrett (February 14, 1915 – July 28, 1990) was a Major League Baseball pitcher who played 11 total career seasons in the National League. He played for the Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves and St. Louis Cardinals. He pitched the shortest complete game by fewest pitches (58) in history.

What is the most strikeouts in a perfect game?

Pitching against the Houston Astros at AT Park in San Francisco, California, Cain retired all 27 batters that he faced and tallied 14 strikeouts, tied for the most strikeouts in a perfect game with Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1965.

Has anyone thrown a 27 pitch game?

Necciai is best remembered for the unique feat of striking out 27 batters in a nine-inning game, which he accomplished in the Class-D Appalachian League on May 13, 1952. He is the only pitcher ever to do so in a nine-inning, professional-league game.

What catcher has caught the most no-hitters?

The record for most no-hitters caught by a catcher is four, a record shared by Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek and Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz. Varitek caught no-hitters for Hideo Nomo, Derek Lowe, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester.

How many times has a pitcher struck out 4 batters in an inning?

Four players — Chuck Finley, A. J. Burnett, Zack Greinke, and Craig Kimbrel — have accomplished the feat more than once in their career; no player has ever struck out more than four batters in an inning.

What MLB team has been no-hit most?

The 2021 MLB season has been filled with pitching drama. Seven hurlers and two groups of pitchers have thrown no-hitters….No-hitters by team.

Team Number of no-hitters
Los Angeles Dodgers 26
Chicago White Sox 20
Boston Red Sox 18
San Francisco Giants 17

Has there ever been an 81 pitch game?

“On April 16, 2011 Randall Ashley Harder (Mel Harder’s grandson) amazingly threw an incredible 81 pitch game. That’s correct only 9 pitches an inningis, throwing a strike every time. The opposing team could not understand what was happening.

When did Matt Cain pitch the perfect game?

On June 13, 2012, Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants pitched the 22nd perfect game (no opposing batters reach first base) in Major League Baseball (MLB) history and the first in Giants’ franchise history.

Who was the only baseball player to throw a perfect game?

In June 1880, Lee Richmond and John Montgomery Ward both threw perfect games; in May 2010 Dallas Braden and Roy Halladay both accomplished the feat. Two notable defensive plays by Cain’s teammates kept the perfect game intact.

What was the defensive play in the perfect game?

Two notable defensive plays by Cain’s teammates kept the perfect game intact. Melky Cabrera made a running catch at the wall in left field in the top of the sixth inning, while Gregor Blanco made a diving catch in right-center field to start the top of the seventh.