I woke up today and saw that the White Sox vs the Mariners was one of the two games being shown nationally this Saturday on Fox. This struck me as odd since both of these teams, for lack of a better word, stink. Neither have any superstars to speak of unless you want to lump in King Felix in Seattle. Then Phil Humber showed up and fired a perfect game.
The 29 year old journey man became the 21st pitcher in MLB history to throw a perfect game as he retired all 27 Mariners he faced in a 4-0 White Sox win. He struck out the Mariners’ Brenden Ryan on a 3-2 pitch, his 9th K of the day, for the final out. This was the first complete game for Humber in his 30th career start, his previous longest outing was 7 2/3 innings.
This is the 3rd perfect game in White Sox history and the first since Mark Buehrle did it to the Tampa Bay Rays on July 23rd, 2009. Humber’s next scheduled start will be on Thursday against the Red Sox where he will try to become the only the 2nd pitcher to throw back to back No-no’s. The only other man to accomplish the feat was Johnny Vander Meer in 1938.
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Written by Sean McCabe
My names Sean and sports are my passion. I'm a student at Wayne St. University in Detroit and am pursuing a career in sports journalism.