Let's get this over with:
Hardball Talk's Matthew Pouliot noted that Cain's Game Score was 101. The highest Game Score in a 9-inning game was Kerry Wood's 105 in May 1998 - which was, of course, the 20K one-hitter against Houston.
ESPN's David Schoenfield wonders if Cain threw the best game ever. (As did SB Nation Bay Area)
SI's Cliff Corcoran says Cain's outing was inevitable.
Third base umpire Brian Runge got a little superstitious.
The Astros didn't just look dominated, they looked demoralized by what Cain was throwing.
Brandon Belt sat in Cain's spot in the dugout, and then got up.
Andrew Baggarly has the inning-by-inning recap of Cain's start.
I see your Matt Cain and lower you J.A. Happ.