This is just ridiculous. Barely over 1/3rd of the season through and we now have 5 no-hitters and two perfect games. I can't remember such a amount of no-nos so close together other than when Stewart and Valenzuela had theirs on the same night in 1990, I think. This may have been the best pitched one of them all. Congrats to the Giants and Cain and a big thumbs up to Blanco for that incredible dive that saved the perfect game.
In other no-no news, the Mets are going to appeal (espn.go.com) R.A. Dickey's one-hitter in hopes of turning it into their second no-no in less than two weeks. As big a Met fan as I am, I don't agree with this. Upton would had likely been safe, even if Wright had fielded the ball cleanly. That was a hit and even if it gets reversed, I don't see the point in being rewarded a no-no long after the game is over.
Totally a Billy Beane move. Yes, it's a high priced guy, but he's also a big poker chip they can trade at the deadline if it doesn't work out, or can let go in free agency for two high draft picks next year.