Quick Hits for Thursday, June 14, 2012 (Game 64)

TODAY’S GAME…The San Francisco Giants host the Houston Astros in the final game of this 3-game series…Giants’ left-hander Barry Zito (5-3, 3.24) will face Astros’ left-hander Wandy Rodriguez (5-4, 3.27).

sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, matt cain, perfect game, june 13

MATT CAIN IS ABLE…Cain tied Sandy Koufax for the most strikeouts in a perfect game with 14… The last pitcher with 14-or-more strikeouts in a no-hitter was Nolan Ryan, who had 16 against the Blue Jays on May 1, 1991… SF’s 10 runs of support for Cain and 15 hits are the most ever in a perfecto…Cain is the 1st pitcher to ever score a run in a perfect game… Last night was the 2nd-longest perfecto at 2:36, as David Wells threw his in 2:40 on May 17, 1998… This is the 3rd season in MLB history with 2 perfect games as Phillip Humber accomplished the feat on April 21 at Seattle…the previous 2 seasons with 2 perfectos were 1880 (Monte Ward and Lee Richmond) and 2010 (Roy Halladay and Dallas Braden).

Check out today’s complete game notes, which contain more stats than Astros who reached first base last night.

melky cabrera, sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012

MELKY CABRERA… Went 2-for-5 last night and hit his 1st career home run at AT&T Park

matt cain, gregor blanco, sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012

GREGOR BLANCO… Has 10 multi-hit contests in his last 17 games and 12 in his last 28.

brandon belt, sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012

BRANDON BELT… Went 2-for-3 last night with a 2-run homer…matched his season-high with 3 RBI (also: May 18, 2012 vs. OAK).

buster posey, sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012

BUSTER POSEY… Is 10-for-his-last-28 (.357) with runners in scoring position and 17-for-58 (.293) overall this season, which is highest on the club.

joaquin arias, sf giants, san francisco giants, photo, 2012, chris snyder

JOAQUIN ARIAS… Has hit safely over his last 7 games at a .280 clip (7-for-25), which ties his career-high (last: 4/19- 27, 2010 w/TEX).

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