He credited catcher Buster Posey first, and right fielder Gregor Blanco, and perfect pitcher Matt Cain also took a moment to acknowledge the man perched behind Poseys shoulder.
Brandon Belt may starting to feel smooth on field, but he was anything but when he took a seat in the dugout in the seventh inning.
Dave Righetti is a pitching coach. He teaches his starters and relievers how to harness their stuff. He knows something about the stuff inside, too.
Blanco provided the impossible catch. In a recipe for a perfect game, thats the leavening agent. But Matt Cains perfect night included two other dashes of fate Wednesday night.
Matt Cain struck out 14 batters on an unforgettable Wednesday night in China Basin. It matched Sandy Koufaxs iconic performance in 1965 as the most strikeouts in a perfect game in history.
Matt Cain turned in the signature start of his eight-year career, sitting down all 27 Houston Astros in order to complete the 22nd Perfect Game in MLB history.
Bruce Bochy recently spent an hour touring the Bay with Oracle Racing's America's Cup team. While he provided the ballast, the team was hard-pressed to provide Bochy an adequate helmet.
For the first time in more than a month, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was able to write his everybodys healthy lineup. It wasn't without its surprises.
It's been eight starts since the Giants won a game Tim Lincecum started. Something had to change. In his bullpen session Wednesday overseen by Bruce Bochy, Dave Righetti and Mark Gardner, something did.
Ryan Theriot has flashed surprising skills on the bases, and the ability to rip an inside pitch into left field or shoot one to the right side to move a runner. But his biggest contribution might be in the clubhouse.
Tim Lincecum continues to receive golf claps from his home crowd, despite looking like he's lost his ability to put the ball where he wants to.More: Baggs' Instant Replay Giants postgame video
While his teammates relax, Pablo Sandoval will return to AT&T Park Monday for a full conditioning session, which appears necessary after the third baseman made plenty of mistakes in Sunday's loss to Texas.
Once upon a time, the Giants would do cartwheels and hold sparklers when Tim Lincecum would take the mound in the rubber game of a series. Now theyre crossing their fingers.
Ryan Vogelsong has such maniacal focus on every pitch he throws, he often shuts down into "game mode" a day before his start. While it affects the people he's around, you can't argue with results.
Pablo Sandoval returned from the disabled list on Saturday to an ovation that was loud, and by all indications, positive. He is appreciative.More: Instant Replay Sandoval loves having support from fans
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