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Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 03:40 PM
Perfect thru 7 against the Rays.

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 03:41 PM
Only thrown 83 pitches.

traderumor
07-23-2009, 03:59 PM
Make that 8 innings. Crowd is in a frenzy at US Cellular

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:02 PM
100 pitches thru 8.

traderumor
07-23-2009, 04:05 PM
Heading to the 9th as Sox go down quickly in their half of the eighth.

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:06 PM
Heading to the 9th as Sox go down quickly in their half of the eighth.

Almost like they were trying to go down.

traderumor
07-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Kapler first up, Wise robs a HR on a 2-2 pitch

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:08 PM
DeWayne Wise just robbed a home run to keep it alive!!!!!!!!!

MrCinatit
07-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Oh wow....Wise made one of the great catches I've seen in a long time.

traderumor
07-23-2009, 04:08 PM
Wise had just entered the game as a defensive replacement

traderumor
07-23-2009, 04:09 PM
Hernandez, counts goes to 3-1, strike 2, whiff!

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:10 PM
2 down! 2-1 count!

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:10 PM
HE DID IT!

traderumor
07-23-2009, 04:10 PM
Bartlett up, falls behind 2-1, grounder to Ramirez for PERFECTO!

redsfan30
07-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Dewayne Wise just made the best play I have ever seen to save the eventual perfect game.

That was absolutely unbelievable.

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Buehrle should give Wise $100,000.

traderumor
07-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Way to go Buerhle!

Report of Rays also giving Buehrle a hand.

RichRed
07-23-2009, 04:12 PM
Dewayne Wise just made the best play I have ever seen to save the eventual perfect game.


I'll take "Things I Never Thought I'd Read" for 200, Alex.

MrCinatit
07-23-2009, 04:14 PM
That catch by DeWayne Wise could very well go down as one of the tops in history, considering the circumstances.
Buerhle looked flabbergasted when he caught it.

Oh, and I loved the final call by Hawk. "Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! YES!! History!"

cincrazy
07-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Dewayne Wise made one of the best catches I've ever seen in my life. You had to of been watching it live to completely understand.

redsfan30
07-23-2009, 04:14 PM
Under the circumstances, that has to be one of the greatest plays in MLB history.

reds44
07-23-2009, 04:15 PM
That has to be one of the greatest defensive plays of all time by Wise. Awesome.

Benihana
07-23-2009, 04:15 PM
Dewayne Wise made one of the best catches I've ever seen in my life. You had to of been watching it live to completely understand.

:thumbup:

Homer Bailey
07-23-2009, 04:16 PM
And to think we let Wise get out from our grasp. :D

lollipopcurve
07-23-2009, 04:23 PM
Can anyone describe the catch by Wise?

M2
07-23-2009, 04:24 PM
Rusty Grier made a circus catch to preserve Kenny Rogers' perfecto back in the '90s.

reds44
07-23-2009, 04:25 PM
Can anyone describe the catch by Wise?
Kapler hit one into the gap, and Wise on a dead run ran to the wall, jumped, took a home run away, then the ball came out of his glove as he fell to the ground, and he grabbed it with his barehand.

He covered so much ground, and to end up taking a homer away like that was just wow.

lollipopcurve
07-23-2009, 04:28 PM
Kapler hit one into the gap, and Wise on a dead run ran to the wall, jumped, took a home run away, then the ball came out of his glove as he fell to the ground, and he grabbed it with his barehand.

:eek:

Thanks

Chip R
07-23-2009, 04:29 PM
The question is whether it will be on SportsCenter since, A. It didn't involve the Yankees or Red Sox and B. It isn't a criminal case.

vaticanplum
07-23-2009, 04:31 PM
The question is whether it will be on SportsCenter since, A. It didn't involve the Yankees or Red Sox and B. It isn't a criminal case.

I was just about to break in with the tidbit from ESPN's non-stop coverage that Buehrle is one of only six players every to pitch two (or more) no-hitters.

The others are Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning, Addie Joss, and Cy young.

I just did a search to see who it was who convinced me years ago that Buehrle could be a HOFer. It was Steel.

blumj
07-23-2009, 04:33 PM
I wish the Red Sox had a pitcher who could get 3 Rays out in a row, never mind 27 of them.

reds44
07-23-2009, 04:34 PM
There is video of the catch on mlb.com

acredsfan
07-23-2009, 04:34 PM
I was just about to break in with the tidbit from ESPN's non-stop coverage that Buehrle is one of only six players every to pitch two (or more) no-hitters.

The others are Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning, Addie Joss, and Cy young.

I just did a search to see who it was who convinced me years ago that Buehrle could be a HOFer. It was Steel.List is forgetting Johnny Vander Meer... Back to back no hitters is hard to forget.

Chip R
07-23-2009, 04:34 PM
I was just about to break in with the tidbit from ESPN's non-stop coverage that Buehrle is one of only six players every to pitch two (or more) no-hitters.

The others are Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning, Addie Joss, and Cy young.



Didn't a guy named Ryan pitch about a half-dozen of them?

blumj
07-23-2009, 04:35 PM
And Hideo Nomo? Oh, was that LHP?

RichRed
07-23-2009, 04:37 PM
The question is whether it will be on SportsCenter since, A. It didn't involve the Yankees or Red Sox and B. It isn't a criminal case.

:clap:

Congrats to Buehrle, can't wait to check out the highlights.

acredsfan
07-23-2009, 04:38 PM
And Hideo Nomo? Oh, was that LHP?Well, Vander Meer was a lefty wasn't he?

vaticanplum
07-23-2009, 04:38 PM
List is forgetting Johnny Vander Meer... Back to back no hitters is hard to forget.

Correction: two no-hitters including a perfect game. Sorry about that.

Team Clark
07-23-2009, 04:41 PM
Wow...what a feat. Wish I had watched it.

HeatherC1212
07-23-2009, 04:48 PM
Wow, what a catch by Wise and what a great game for Buerhle! That's incredible and I'm sure the Baseball Tonight guys will be all over it. When history like this happens, they usually cover it....well, at least for a little while, LOL :laugh:

membengal
07-23-2009, 04:56 PM
The question is whether it will be on SportsCenter since, A. It didn't involve the Yankees or Red Sox and B. It isn't a criminal case.

Big big ups to you, sir.

Top shelf.

Blimpie
07-23-2009, 05:35 PM
This is so weird.

I was in Chicago last week for business and had the family with me. I took my son to U.S. Cellular Field on Saturday to watch Buerhle pitch against the Orioles. He looked solid, by the way, pitching into the 8th inning of a 1-run win for the Sox.

The thing that was so ironic was that Wise was booed mightily througout the game by the home fans. I think he finally got a hit in his last time up, but the crowd was decidedly anti-Dewayne on that afternoon.

Good job to both men. U.S. Cellular is a great place to watch a ballgame, IMO.

westofyou
07-23-2009, 05:43 PM
I wonder how many no-nos and perfect games were on a getaway day?

I'd venture to guess a large percentage in the airplane age.

LvJ
07-23-2009, 06:29 PM
Obama power! :)

Eric_the_Red
07-23-2009, 06:30 PM
The thing that made the Wise catch so great was that he made the leaping catch off a full sprint. He didn't have time to set himself near the wall.

Spectacular!!

Johnny Footstool
07-23-2009, 07:58 PM
Poor Mark Buerhle. The guy pitches a perfect game, but all the media wants to talk about is the catch.

wolfboy
07-23-2009, 08:40 PM
I was just about to break in with the tidbit from ESPN's non-stop coverage that Buehrle is one of only six players every to pitch two (or more) no-hitters.

The others are Randy Johnson, Sandy Koufax, Jim Bunning, Addie Joss, and Cy young.

I just did a search to see who it was who convinced me years ago that Buehrle could be a HOFer. It was Steel.

Johnny Vander Meer?

*edit: sorry for the slow response. i caught the explanation.

Raisor
07-23-2009, 08:44 PM
Buerhle pitches perfect game.
Raisor forgets to start him for his fantasy league.

FAIL FAIL FAIL

klw
07-23-2009, 08:47 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/video/MLB?vid=1c1207fe-c291-4ff5-a148-ba014fbac200
video

Chip R
07-23-2009, 08:52 PM
Buerhle pitches perfect game.
Raisor forgets to start him for his fantasy league.

FAIL FAIL FAIL

I'd give back one of my Nobel Prizes if I were you.

Stephenk29
07-24-2009, 12:25 AM
Buerhle pitches perfect game.
Raisor forgets to start him for his fantasy league.

FAIL FAIL FAIL

GUESS WHO DID THE SAME THING?

WE RULE.

Epic failure.

redsmetz
07-24-2009, 05:45 AM
Here's the list of perfect games, along with a handful of noted other games:

http://www.baseball-almanac.com/pitching/piperf.shtml

Homer Bailey
07-24-2009, 10:50 AM
If you made $14M a year like Buehrle does, what would you get for DeWayne who makes 550K? I'd buy him either a car or a watch thats >$20K.

klw
07-28-2009, 11:44 AM
Buehrle on Letterman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Vbu3-YBMk&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmlb%2Efanhouse%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded

reds44
07-28-2009, 09:22 PM
Beuhrle is 39 up and 39 down.

reds44
07-28-2009, 09:26 PM
And he just set the ML record for most consecutive batters retired.

42 up, 42 down.

11larkin11
07-28-2009, 09:29 PM
"The unbreakable record" by Johnny Van Der Meer is in danger.

Yes, I'm trying to jinx him. Go 8 Mark.

Raisor
07-28-2009, 09:30 PM
He'll get it, since I FORGOT TO START HIM AGAIN!

11larkin11
07-28-2009, 09:34 PM
He'll get it, since I FORGOT TO START HIM AGAIN!

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

reds44
07-28-2009, 09:34 PM
And Dye gives him a 1-0 lead.

MrCinatit
07-28-2009, 09:43 PM
And he walks the number nine hitter.
Pull him...he's done! Send him to the minors. Or worse, the Reds.

reds44
07-28-2009, 09:44 PM
And he walks a guy.

RBA
07-28-2009, 09:44 PM
Hit, up the middle single.

reds44
07-28-2009, 09:44 PM
And there goes the no hitter.

CTA513
07-28-2009, 09:44 PM
And he walks the number nine hitter.
Pull him...he's done! Send him to the minors. Or worse, the Reds.

:beerme:

MrCinatit
07-28-2009, 09:45 PM
Classy reaction by the Twins fans, though, cheering him all the way.

And with a single by the next hitter, the no hitter also ends.

11larkin11
07-28-2009, 09:45 PM
And he walks a guy.

According to Gameday, that last pitch was well within the zone. I haven't seen it, but come on ump. You end a streak like that on a borderline pitch?

mbgrayson
07-28-2009, 09:45 PM
Johnny Vander Meer's record remains intact....

RedFanAlways1966
07-28-2009, 09:45 PM
Single. Vander Meer lives on...

reds44
07-28-2009, 09:45 PM
According to Gameday, that last pitch was well within the zone. I haven't seen it, but come on ump. You end a streak like that on a borderline pitch?
That was definatley a ball.

And there goes the shut out.

MrCinatit
07-28-2009, 09:47 PM
That was definatley a ball.

And there goes the shut out.

Yeah, there wasn't the slightest question in my mind that it was ball four. Same goes for the check swing - batter did not anywhere near go around.

Danny Serafini
07-28-2009, 11:15 PM
He'll get it, since I FORGOT TO START HIM AGAIN!

In retrospect, looks like you dodged a bullet.

OnBaseMachine
07-29-2009, 03:43 AM
Buehrle’s Attempt at a Second No-No, Vander Meer’s Shot at a Third, and Casey’s Psych Job

by Steven Goldman

Tonight, Mark Buehrle followed up his perfect game by retiring the first 17 Twins he faced, giving him a record 45 straight batters retired. This took him two outs into the sixth inning, at which point he walked Alexi Casilla. That put paid to the astronomically small chance that he would pitch consecutive perfect games, but the shot at a second straight no-hitter was still intact, though that quickly vanished as well when the next batter, Denard Span, singled. Johnny Vander Meer was safe.

On June 11 and 15, 1938, Vander Meer of the Reds became the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter in consecutive starts. He blanked the Boston Bees, managed by Casey Stengel, at Cincinnati in the former game, then headed to Ebbets Field and, no doubt aided by the fact that the game represented the first-ever night game in Brooklyn, no-hit the Dodgers.

What few remember is that, like Buhrle going for his second straight perfecto, Vander Meer made a convincing effort at a third straight no-hitter. On June 19, Vander Meer’s opponent was again the Bees, this time at their pitcher-friendly (pitcher-loving is more like it) home park, the Beehive. Pitching before an unusually large crowd that included Cy Young, Vander Meer kept the Bees off the bases for the first three innings. Managers often coached third base back then. As Casey walked across the field on his way to the coach’s box in the bottomn of the fourth, he went past Vander Meer, already on the mound. “John, we’re not trying to beat you,” he said. “We’re just trying to get a base hit.” Debs Garms was the next batter. He broke up the no-hitter. (The Bees lost anyway, 14-1.)

As Buehrle worked against the Twins, I kept wondering why someone didn’t just say something. Sometimes you don’t have to hit to break up a no-hitter; sometimes it’s better to be funny than good.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/unfiltered/?p=1353

redsmetz
07-29-2009, 12:00 PM
Buehrle on Letterman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2Vbu3-YBMk&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fmlb%2Efanhouse%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded

I just caught these. Pretty fun and Buehrle was a great sport.

ochre
08-08-2009, 04:04 PM
I wonder how many no-nos and perfect games were on a getaway day?

I'd venture to guess a large percentage in the airplane age.
I wonder how many had the same home plate ump for their perfect game and their no hitter?

For every Ed Vargo, there is an Eric Cooper.