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July 27, 2009

Mark Buehrle is your AL Player of the Week

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 27, 2009 3:08 pm
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big shocker there!


It’s simple, really. Throw the 16th perfect game in modern Major League history, and you have a pretty good shot at being named Player of the Week. Such was the case for White Sox left-hander Mark Buehrle, who was flawless against the Rays at U.S. Cellular Field on Thursday and was named American League Player of the Week, presented by Bank of America, on Monday.

isn’t that 18th?


July 25, 2009

What pitches did Mark Buehrle threw on his perfect game?

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 25, 2009 10:23 pm
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Mike Fast:

During the season, Mark Buehrle used his change-up about 15-20% of the time. In yesterday’s perfect game, it was his go-to pitch, particularly against right-handed batters, who saw 40 change-ups out of 90 pitches. He notched 15 outs with the change, seven with the four-seam fastball, and five with the cut fastball. In the last three innings, he went even more heavily to the change-up, throwing 24 changes compared to 18 pitches of all other types combined. This while he was ramping his fastball speed from the mid-eighties to the upper eighties, touching 90 mph with his final pitch. …


Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 25, 2009 8:42 pm
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Mark Gonzales:

Through last night, approximately, 195,000 games have been played in major-league history, so roughly 0.000092 percent of those games have resulted in a perfect game.

Videos from Mark Buehrle’s Perfect Game

Beckham preserves perfecto (0:23)
Wise robs homer, saves perfecto (0:45)
Buehrle seals perfect game (0:40)
Buehrle’s ninth inning (4:21)
Buehrle’s 27 outs (5:31)
Buehrle discusses perfect game (1:30)
Network talks to Dewayne Wise (4:31)
Buehrle and Guillen on perfecto (3:16)
Ozzie on Buehrle achievement (2:07)
Sox players (Gordon Beckham, Dewayne Wise, Ramon Castro, A.J. Pierzynski) on Buehrle perfecto (2:14)
President Obama calls Buehrle (0:28)
White Sox Extra (2:02)
Game Recap: TB 0, CWS 5 (2:36)
Fields’ grand slam (0:42)
Ramirez’s RBI double (0:34)
Burrell nearly breaks it up (0:27)
Buehrle chats with MLB Tonight (6:25)
MLB Tonight looks at Buehrle (1:54)
Fantasy 411: Buehrle’s perfecto (2:01)
Breaking down Wise’s catch (2:24)

July 24, 2009

Smells Like Mascot: Mr. Buehrle and His Perfect Game

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 24, 2009 11:30 pm
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27 up, 27 down, a perfect game for Mark Buehrle

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ July 24, 2009 11:26 pm
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When Mark Buehrle arrived at work Thursday morning, making a little baseball history with Ramon Castro and Dewayne Wise and then having a chat about it with the president of the United States probably wasn’t on the agenda. On what turned out to be a legendary day not only in the life of the White Sox left-hander but for baseball as a whole, Buehrle took everyone along for the ride of his life at U.S Cellular Field. He did it with Castro catching him for the first time. He did it by watching Wise enter the game in the ninth and save the day with a circus play of which sandlot dreams are made. And he finished it all off by fielding a call from a certain White Sox fan who lives in the White House, President Barack Obama. So it’s safe to say that, while this might have been the 18th perfect game in Major League history, there hasn’t been a perfect day quite like the one Buehrle shared with baseball Thursday. For Buehrle, basking in the glow of going 27 up, 27 down was hard enough to comprehend, though he’d done it once before. Getting a grip on the perfection and understanding the enormity of the accomplishment, he admitted, might take awhile. …

What a catch by Wise. He made me look stupid!

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