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Matt Cain Perfect Game re-airs -- 7:30 tonight and June 21

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Matt Cain Perfect Game re-airs -- 7:30 tonight and June 21

COMCAST SPORTSNET BAY AREA ANNOUNCES RE-AIRS OF GIANTS PITCHER MATT CAINS HISTORIC PERFECT GAME

First Perfect Game in Giants Franchise History to Re-Air Tonight at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 pm.Comcast SportsNet Bay Area 1 Highest-Rated Television Network During Primetime

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (June 14, 2012) Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, the home of Authentic Bay Area Sports, will air special encore presentations of San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cains historic perfect game tonight (June 14) at 7:30 p.m. and on Thursday, June 21 at 7:30 p.m. On Wednesday night Cain pitched the first perfect game in the Giants 130-year franchise history and the 22nd in major league history against the Houston Astros.

Last nights GiantsAstros telecast registered a season-high 6.64 average household rating (approx. 166,420 households) in the San Francisco DMA (San FranciscoOaklandSan Jose) and scored an 11.22 peak rating during the 9:45 p.m. quarter-hour (approx. 281,000 households). The telecast was the 1 highest-rated program in the market for the entire length of the game in households and was the top-rated program in the key advertising demos of Men 18-49 (3.27) and Men 25-54 (3.28). Of the 54 Giants games televised on Comcast SportsNet Bay Area this season, the telecasts have been ranked 1 or 2 in households during the time period 51 times.

In addition to the game ratings, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area posted significant ratings for Giants Pregame Live (0.76), Giants Postgame Live (3.98, special two-hour edition) and SportsNet Central (0.42). Source for all ratings information is provided by Nielsen Media Research.

For extended coverage on Cain, tune in to Comcast SportsNet Bay Areas Chronicle Live at 5 p.m., SportsNet Central at 6 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., and read Giants Insider Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) and Senior Insider Ray Ratto (RattoCSN) at CSNBayArea.coms Giants Talk section (@CSNGiants).

NBC Sports Regional Networks, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver more than 2,400 sporting events annually along with breaking news and comprehensive analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. The NBC Sports Regional Networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, CSS, Comcast Sports Southwest, and Comcast SportsNet Houston (launching October 2012). NBC Sports Regional Networks also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nations largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see ComcastSportsNet.com.

Giancarlo Stanton: Barry Bonds' 73 not the home run record

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Giancarlo Stanton: Barry Bonds' 73 not the home run record

In 1961, Roger Maris hit a record 61 home runs.

In 1998, Mark McGwire broke the record when he hit 70.

In 2001, Barry Bonds crushed 73.

So who is the single-season home run king?

"It doesn’t matter,’’ Giancarlo Stanton told Dave Hyde of the Sun Sentinel. “The record is the record. But, personally, I do (think 61 is the record)."

Whoa.

With 43 games remaining, Stanton has hit 44 home runs. He's on pace to hit 60.

Does Stanton really believe 61 is the legitimate number?

As Hyde writes:

After saying he considered Maris’ record the real one, after saying 61 home runs always was the number he knew as a kid, he thought about it for a while in the Marlins’ clubhouse following their 8-1 win against San Francisco.

He wanted to clarify his thoughts some more. So he did something he rarely does. He walked back over to the group of reporters who left him 10 minutes earlier and took another stab at the question.

He admitted he’s “at a crossroads” in an internal debate over what to think about all this. If PED users like Bonds, McGwire and Sosa need an asterisk by their name, he said, so does Babe Ruth since he only faced white pitchers.

Bonds was Stanton's hitting coach in 2016...

Bobby Evans non-committal: 'Hard to make clear on who Matt Moore is'

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Bobby Evans non-committal: 'Hard to make clear on who Matt Moore is'

It's been a disastrous 2017 season for Matt Moore.

He's 3-12 with a 5.71 ERA through 24 starts.

Is he a lock to be in the 2018 rotation?

"We've got time to figure that out," GM Bobby Evans said on KNBR 680. "We have a lot invested from a trade standpoint. But ultimately, we have options on him for the next two years.

"We'd like for him to be. That's why we traded for him. But it's hard to make clear on who Matt Moore is given his struggles."

On Aug. 1, 2016, the Giants traded Matt Duffy, Lucius Fox and Michael Santos for Moore.

In 12 regular season starts last season, he went 6-5 with a 4.08 ERA.

In Game 4 against the Cubs, he allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks over eight dominant innings, while striking out 10.

The Giants have a $9 million option ($1 million buyout) on Moore in 2018 and a $10 million option ($750,000 buyout) in 2019.

"We see different Matt Moore's different outings," Evans said, "It's really an approach that he has to come to grips with, in terms of getting more out of his ability. He's got the stuff, but again when you don't get the results, it's hard for a club."

What has plagued him?

"We don't see it as a mental issue. We do see some of it mechanical and some of it in approach, and pitch selection," Evans answered. "Really a combination of things, but not so much on the mental side at all.

"His stuff is so good, it just comes and goes."