Perfect Game

 
 

Felix Hernandez Throws Perfect Game

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After being in the league for 34 years, the Seattle Mariners now have a Perfect Game to their credit. Felix Hernandez, widely considered the team’s best player and one of the top pitchers in the league, struck out 12 batters en route to a perfect game. No hits, no walks, 27 batters retired in a row, ending with the strike-out of Sean Rodriguez. It’s the second Perfect Game they’ve been a part of this season, but the first time they were on the losing end. “I don’t have have anyRead More


Matt Cain Pitches First Perfect Game in San Francisco Giants History

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In what ESPN is calling potentially the greatest game ever pitched, Matt Cain got the first perfect game in San Francisco Giants history on Wednesday night against the Houston Astros. 27 batters faced, 125 pitches, no walks, no hits. Using a wide array of pitches thrown to varying locations in the strike zone, Cain struck out 14 of the 27 batters he retired. The only other pitcher to strike out that many batters in the 22 perfect games in MLB history was Sandy Koufax, who also had 14. With theRead More


The Not-Perfect Perfect Games

On Saturday, White Sox righty Phil Humber became the 21st pitcher in the history of professional baseball to ever pitch a perfect game. His name is now enshrined with greats like Sandy Koufax and Randy Johnson. But in all those years there have been several close calls. Among them are actually a handful of semi-legitimate perfect games that simply failed to meet the standards set forth by Major League Baseball. These are perfect games with an asterisk, like Barry Bonds being the king of home runs. Major League Baseball won’tRead More


Perfection Sometimes Comes in Imperfect Situations

As I set the roster for my fantasy baseball team so classily named “Itchy Bucholz”, I found myself looking for a pitcher or two to stream. As I glossed over the list of pitching probables for the day, I came across Phil Humber. He was the fifth man in a typical five-man starting rotation. Compared to the other four, Humber’s name looked kind of out of place. There was John Danks, the staff ace that hadn’t quite lived up to expectations thus far in the south side. There was JakeRead More


Perfection or Stanley… the dilemma of a die hard.

Alright for anyone keeping score at home, and seriously… if you’re keeping score of ME at home? get a damn hobby. Seriously. But lets say you enjoy my musings, and pay attention. You know I enjoy sports. A lot. I’m a huge baseball fan, my team being the New York Mets. I’m a huge hockey fan. My team being the Philadelphia Flyers. I live in the Delaware Valley (the area surrounding Philadelphia). So even though I’m a lifelong, die hard Mets fan I don’t despise the Phillies with my entireRead More


Dallas Braden is Perfect

Oakland A’s pitcher, Dallas Braden just pitched the 19th perfect game in MLB History on Mother’s Day 2010. 27 Tampa Bay Rays stepped to the plate. None of them got to first base safely. No hits, walks, errors. 27 up. 27 sent back to the dugout. If you recognize the name, and aren’t sure where? This is the guy who got pissy about A-Rod running across the mound heading back to 1st base from 3rd after a foul ball. Braden and the Yankees have exchanged barbs over the incident. ThisRead More