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Homer Bailey
08-15-2012, 06:29 PM
Free game of the day on mlb.tv as well.

Homer Bailey
08-15-2012, 06:45 PM
4 outs to go

cincrazy
08-15-2012, 06:47 PM
And he just struck out the side in the 8th. Wow.

Tom Servo
08-15-2012, 06:47 PM
struck out the side in the 8th. wow.

Larkin Fan
08-15-2012, 06:47 PM
Struck out the side in the 8th. Insane.

Wonderful Monds
08-15-2012, 06:48 PM
I am hearing he struck out the side to end the 8th

Brutus
08-15-2012, 06:49 PM
Struck out the side in the 8th. Insane.

You should have said "wow" instead of "insane." It would have been funnier.

powersackers
08-15-2012, 06:49 PM
In other news... his stuff is unhittable today

Reds Fanatic
08-15-2012, 06:50 PM
98 pitches through 8

Tom Servo
08-15-2012, 06:55 PM
here we go

Homer Bailey
08-15-2012, 06:56 PM
Heading to the top of 9.

SirFelixCat
08-15-2012, 06:59 PM
2 to go!

camisadelgolf
08-15-2012, 07:01 PM
Keppinger grounded out. One to go.

SirFelixCat
08-15-2012, 07:01 PM
1 out away!

SirFelixCat
08-15-2012, 07:03 PM
Perfection...and a great guy to do it too!

camisadelgolf
08-15-2012, 07:03 PM
The first perfect game in Mariners history and the fourth no-hitter!
Randy Johnson (1990)
Chris Bosio (1993)
Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League, Tom Wilhelmson (2012)
King Felix (2012)

Tom Servo
08-15-2012, 07:03 PM
Congrats King Felix!

RedsManRick
08-15-2012, 07:03 PM
Awesome!

SirFelixCat
08-15-2012, 07:03 PM
And I got his autograph at a ST game @ Las Vegas! :happy:

Homer Bailey
08-15-2012, 07:04 PM
I'm two for two in perfect game threads!

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77439

jojo
08-15-2012, 07:06 PM
Perfection...and a great guy to do it too!

He's mine. Get your own.... ;)

cincrazy
08-15-2012, 07:07 PM
I'll tell ya what, this kid is no Chris Bosio. But he's still ok. :).

powersackers
08-15-2012, 07:09 PM
Thanks for starting the thread. Got Me to tune In On my iPad. So rare and so exciting.

Larkin Fan
08-15-2012, 07:10 PM
You should have said "wow" instead of "insane." It would have been funnier.

I don't like to conform!

Reds Fanatic
08-15-2012, 07:38 PM
23rd perfect game in history and 3 have happened this year

oneupper
08-15-2012, 07:50 PM
23rd perfect game in history and 3 have happened this year

Statistical Anomaly or an enlarged strike zone?

camisadelgolf
08-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Tampa had a perfect game thrown against them for the 3rd time since 2009.

Reds Freak
08-15-2012, 08:13 PM
Statistical Anomaly or an enlarged strike zone?

Enlarged strike zones? One of the biggest things that sticks out to me when I watch old game footage is at how small the strike zones have shrunk compared to years past. Just a personal observation.

Wonderful Monds
08-15-2012, 08:28 PM
Weren't there 3 last year or the year before? This is getting weird.

MrCinatit
08-16-2012, 10:00 AM
The guy was crazy good near the end. Crazy good. You could see the look in his eyes that he not only wanted it, he not only needed it, but he was going to get it. He was Chapman dominant.

cumberlandreds
08-16-2012, 10:34 AM
I saw the last three innings. Unless its happening against the Reds, I never get tired of seeing end of no hitters and perfect games. Hernandez was completely dominant. He mainly went with his breaking ball and the Rays couldn't touch it.
When I turned it on Joe Madon had just got thrown out of the game. The Mariner broadcasters felt like he was trying to throw off Hernandez rythim. Sorry, that didn't work. The game was only 1-0. I kept wondering what would happen if the Rays tried to bunt at the end?

mdccclxix
08-16-2012, 10:40 AM
How often do the Rays get blanked? Geeze.

Chip R
08-16-2012, 10:44 AM
When I turned it on Joe Madon had just got thrown out of the game. The Mariner broadcasters felt like he was trying to throw off Hernandez rythim. Sorry, that didn't work. The game was only 1-0. I kept wondering what would happen if the Rays tried to bunt at the end?

I think bunting for a hit in a 1-0 no-hit or perfect game is fair game. The name of the game is to win not to participate in a no-hitter or a perfect game. Guy bunts his way on, that's the tying run and the go-ahead run's at the plate. However, if a guy is throwing a no-hitter or perfect game and the score is 6-0 or something like that, it's bush to bunt for a hit.

cumberlandreds
08-16-2012, 10:47 AM
I think bunting for a hit in a 1-0 no-hit or perfect game is fair game. The name of the game is to win not to participate in a no-hitter or a perfect game. Guy bunts his way on, that's the tying run and the go-ahead run's at the plate. However, if a guy is throwing a no-hitter or perfect game and the score is 6-0 or something like that, it's bush to bunt for a hit.

I agree with you BTW. I kept thinking if the Rays want to have a shot at winning they should try a bunt. That may have thrown off his game more than a manager coming out to throw a temper tantrum.

traderumor
08-16-2012, 12:24 PM
Joe the BB got in on the celebration :)

westofyou
08-16-2012, 04:51 PM
How often do the Rays get blanked? Geeze.

http://baseballmusings.com/?p=87437



The Rays are exactly the type of team that should be a perfect opponent for a perfect game pitcher. The team’s batting average accounts for a low percentage of their offense. They are a poor hitting team that takes pitches and tries to walk. That means if a pitcher can command the strike zone like Felix Hernandez did today, you can reduce the Rays OBP to close to their batting average. That’s .235 this season. A hacking offense, with a higher BA but a lower OBP should get no-hit less often.

westofyou
08-16-2012, 04:52 PM
Rob Neyer was there

http://mlb.sbnation.com/2012/8/16/3247386/on-witnessing-a-perfect-game



Aug 16, 2012 - Now I've seen it all.

Fourteen years ago, I saw a no-hitter.

Yesterday, I saw a perfect game.

Well, almost all. As thrilled as I was on both occasions, one thrill yet eludes me. You see, neither of those historic gems were pitched by one of my guys. As thrilling as Félix Hernández's perfect game was for me, how thrilling must it have been for Mariners fans, who have seen practically every start of his career and lived and died with the franchise for who knows how many years?

I don't know. I know what it's like to see my favorite team win a World Series, but I don't know what it's like to see one of my favorite pitchers throw a no-hitter or a perfect game. I imagine that it must be something.

vaticanplum
08-19-2012, 04:55 PM
Magic baby has a 100% hit rate on attending perfect games. Small sample size, but not too small.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/this-babys-first-two-baseball-games-were-perf

Tom Servo
08-19-2012, 05:01 PM
Magic baby has a 100% hit rate on attending perfect games. Small sample size, but not too small.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jpmoore/this-babys-first-two-baseball-games-were-perf
Magic baby needs to make a swing through Cincinnati.