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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Mark Buehrle's Perfect Game

MLB reports:

Twenty-seven times, Rays hitters took their cuts off Buehrle. And 27 times, they walked back to the visiting dugout unsuccessful, as Buehrle tossed a perfect game in a 5-0 White Sox victory against the Rays, setting off a wild on-field celebration at U.S. Cellular Field.

"The first couple innings just went by too fast," Rays designated hitter Pat Burrell said. "By the time we realized what we were getting into, I think we were a little late. That being said, that was just awesome, fun to be a part of."
Fast is right. Buehrle, who is known to work much faster than any other pitcher in baseball, needed less than one minute for 2/3 of the batters he faced.

And for those that missed it, check out this catch by (9th inning replacement) Dewayne Wise with no outs in that ninth inning to save the perfect game.... unbelievable.