>> Thursday, July 23, 2009
Mark Buehrle made a little history today when he became one of only five pitchers to pitch a no-no and a perfect game during his career. Buehrle was bailed out by his center fielder Dwayne Wise, who made a miraculous catch with no outs in the ninth. Gabe Kapler came to the plate and was ready to play spoiler when he blasted a pitch that was headed over the centerfield fence, but Wise made a leaping catch, robbing Kapler of a home-run.
Buehrle is widely considered one of the most underrated pitchers in the game and he consistently performs with a smart pitching style, not the flash that is so coveted during today's game.
To give you an idea of just how rare of an accomplishment a perfect game is...Buehrle is just the 18th pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, and the first since Randy Johnson in 2004!
Congratulations to Mark Buehrle on an amazing performance!