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Open Gameday Thread, 6/11

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Statistical crocheting is not my forte, but the odds of Brett Tomko pitching a perfect game and Jason Ellison hitting three homeruns in a game has to be pretty low. Asteroid hitting the Steinhart Aquarium low. There is almost nothing more rare in the game of baseball than the perfect game. Of the hundreds of thousands of games played in the history of Major League Baseball, it will still take another couple of centuries to reach the 100th perfect game.

Add on to that the three-homer game -- not all that common, even for the biggest of sluggers -- by a player with almost no power, and you just witnessed 10,000 monkeys on 10,000 typewriters producing Hamlet, taking a smoke break, then coming back to quickly rap out the annotated version right after. Amazing, amazing game.

So, how did the Giants lose? In theory, it should be impossible to lose a perfect game, but, well, there you go. Once Tomko starts allowing imaginary baserunners, he starts imaginary melting down, and before you know it, the game is lost in a very real sense.

Oh, well. Get 'em today, boys!

Note: I am in Oregon for a wedding, and did not see the game last night, nor have I heard anything about the results. This is just my best guess.