Saturday, April 21, 2012
I was ticked at Fox. While watching the Red Sox smack around the Yanks (7-0), Philip Humber (silent H) of the White Sox was tossing a perfect game at the Mariners in Seattle. Fox finally broke to the Humber perfecto in the 9th. A no-hitter is amazing drama, a perfect game bid is even more so. Humber got the perfect game, the 21st in MLB history with a strikeout of Brendan Ryan on a 3-2. The ball was low and outside but umpire Brian Runge called Ryan out on the check swing. The ball got past catcher A.J. Pierzynski but Ryan, after starting to run to first, stopped and argued with the umpire. Pierzynski retrieved the ball and threw to first to complete the perfect game. It was the 3rd perfecto in White Sox history, the last being Mark Buehrle in 2010 and Charles Robertson in 1922. I thought Ryan held up on the swing. But he needs to pipe down and run hard to first base. Humber threw just 97 pitches and struck out 9. Too bad Fox didn't pick up the game earlier. However, during the time away from the Yankees game, New York scored 4 runs...then when they rejoined the game the Yanks added 3 more. 9-8 Boston going into the bottom of the 7th. An enjoyable afternoon so far.