Last night's theme: It had to be Matt Cain. If there were a perfect game in San Francisco Giants history, Matt Cain had to pitch it. It's why the buzz is lingering, even more than you'd expect. It was Matt Cain. It had to be.

And on that theme, it had to be Barry Zito who pitched the game after the perfect game. That isn't to disparage Zito during a season in which he's been quite valuable. But it had to be Zito. If you're doing word association, Matt Cain pairs nicely with "everything good about the Giants and baseball and why I love baseball and god even food tastes better right now." Zito pairs nicely with "kind of a letdown."