Are MLB No-Hitters Really Getting More Common?

Tim Lincecum's no-hitter yesterday was the 22nd since 2010 and a walk away from becoming the sixth perfect game in that same time. This makes no-hitters and perfect games sound abnormally common today. So just how much has the frequency of no-hitters and perfect games changed? » 6/26/14 3:20pm 6/26/14 3:20pm

Yu Darvish Loses Perfect Game On Error, Sparks Argument On MLB Network

Yu Darvish's perfect game bid tonight against the Red Sox was spoiled by a seventh-inning blunder by his fielders that, in any other ballpark, would have been ruled a hit. » 5/09/14 11:14pm 5/09/14 11:14pm

Guy You've Never Heard Of Misses Perfect Game By One Pitch

Yusmeiro Petit, of whom you've never heard, ensured his continued obscurity by missing out on a perfect game when on the final out he allowed a hit to the Diamondbacks' Eric Chavez on a 3-2 count. » 9/07/13 12:43am 9/07/13 12:43am

Here's How Rangers Broadcasters Reacted To Yu Darvish Blowing His…

Japanese pitching phenom Yu Darvish nearly entered the record books tonight in Houston until Marwin Gonzalez singled up the middle with two outs in the ninth, ruining Darvish's attempt to complete a perfect game against the Astros. » 4/02/13 11:22pm 4/02/13 11:22pm

A Freaking Baby Has Witnessed Two Perfect Games This Season

The kid's name is Bode Dockal and he was at Safeco Field for both Phil Humber's perfect game for the White Sox back in April and more recently, Felix Hernandez's gem earlier this week against the Rays. » 8/18/12 1:55pm 8/18/12 1:55pm

Here's What The Scorecard From Felix Hernandez's Perfect Game Looks Like

Dave Sims, who called a fantastic game today for Root Sports, fully embracing the fact that Felix Hernandez was on his way to history and eschewing any ridiculous notions of superstition during the telecast, just posted a photo of his scorecard, and it's astonishing to see. The three boxes (and no more, ever)… » 8/15/12 9:50pm 8/15/12 9:50pm

Matt Cain Threw MLB's 22nd Perfect Game, And Here's The Final Out As…

With a dominating 14-strikeout performance, San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain dispatched all 27 Astros hitters he faced tonight at AT&T Park in earning this season's second perfect game, the first in Giants history, and the 22nd in official baseball history. » 6/14/12 1:11am 6/14/12 1:11am

SNY Is Now Trolling Its Own Audience

It's bad enough that the Giants swept the Mets in yesterday's twin bill (starring Jason Bay!). The injury came with insult, though, in the form of this fullscreen outlining exactly how successful Mets pitchers have become once they've elevated themselves to ex-Met status (the most recent, of course, being Philip… » 4/24/12 9:00am 4/24/12 9:00am

Philip Humber Has Pitched Major League Baseball's 21st Perfect Game Of…

Journeyman pitcher Philip Humber joined the list of hurlers to have completed pitching's most difficult feat when he shut down the Seattle Mariners and led his Chicago White Sox to a 4-0 win at Safeco with a nine-strikeout perfect game, the modern era's 21st. » 4/21/12 6:41pm 4/21/12 6:41pm

Last Night's Winner: The Human Element

In sports, everyone is a winner—some people just win better than others. Like those of us subject to the whims of our flawed humanity. Some of us blow calls at first base. Others spend the night teepeeing a Wikipedia page. » 6/03/10 12:00pm 6/03/10 12:00pm

Weekend Winner: The 215

In sports, everyone is a winner-some people just win better than others. Like the 215 area code, home of baseball's most recent perfect game. And to think: They did it all without involving A-Rod or finger tattoos! » 5/31/10 2:30pm 5/31/10 2:30pm

Halladay's Perfect Game Was No Surprise To One Nostradamus

One Phillies fan predicted this, and counted down each batter — starting before Halladay even took the mound. Can we retire the concept of jinxes yet? » 5/30/10 4:15pm 5/30/10 4:15pm

Dallas Braden's Perfecto: A Musical Retrospective

Dallas Braden became the world's most notable mound-owning, finger-mustache-tattoo enthusiast on Sunday when he threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history. To celebrate, here are all 27 outs set to a song Braden undoubtedly likes. [Tune-age via The Misfits] » 5/10/10 4:35pm 5/10/10 4:35pm

Other Things They Do In The 209, Apparently: Throw Perfect Games…

Dallas Braden, last seen hereabouts mistaking Stockton, Calif., for Tombstone, just threw the 19th perfect game in MLB history, against the Rays. They don't do much hitting in the 727, do they? UPDATE: And now Braden's grandmother starts shit-talking A-Rod, too. » 5/09/10 6:50pm 5/09/10 6:50pm