Yesterday, Buehrle Was Perfect!
- Updated: July 24, 2009
Mark Buehrle led the White Sox to victory in grand fashion today, by tossing a perfect game, and his second career no-hitter. His first came on April 18th, 2007, also at U.S. Comiscular Field. This is only the 18th perfect game in MLB history, Randy Johnson being the last to do so in 2004. The magnificent performance improved Buehrle’s record to 11-3 and lowered his ERA to 3.28 on the year, and he could be on his way to his best season yet.
The easy 5-0 victory for the White Sox could not have come at a better time either. The White Sox managed to take 3 out of 4 games from a difficult Rays squad, only narrowly missing a sweep on a Bobby Jenks blown save (We forgive you Bobby! Don’t yell at me Ozzie!). They also have pulled to a tie for first in the division with a Tigers loss to the Mariners this afternoon. This should give a big boost to the Sox that have a two series worth of intense division games lined up for the next six days.
Editor’s Note: But don’t just take our word for it, good friend of Baseball Reflections.com (and our former White Sox writer) The Zoner was at the game! Check out his reaction HERE!