Another Year of the Pitcher? Ask Max Scherzer, Luke Hochevar and Tim Lincecum. Ask the Rockies' rotation, which sports a 6.26 ERA.

Matt Cain threw a perfect game Wednesday, igniting a wave of baseball analysts to further examine why pitchers have become so dominant. And hitters so meek.

Cain's was the 14th no-hitter since 2010, fifth of 2012, third in June. Two perfect games in one year, five since 2009, six if not for Jim Joyce's blown call.