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PHILIP HUMBER: Nice thing for a nice guy.
Add Phil Humber to the list of ex-Mets to throw a no-hitter. Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan seven times, David Cone and Dwight Gooden. Meanwhile, the Mets’ franchise doesn’t have any.
I liked dealing with Humber when he was with the Mets. He was always pleasant to speak with and had a good sense of humor. At the time, I was happy for him when he was traded because I knew it gave him a chance to pitch, something that wasn’t going to happen any time soon with the Mets.
The Mets, of course, shouldn’t lament the trade of Humber because it brought them Johan Santana. At the time, I know few people regretted the deal.
I don’t write this to rip the Mets. Far from it. I mention it to point out how fickle baseball can be.
Here we are, watching the Mets blow a ninth-inning lead when their rising young outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis overruns a pop-up only to win the game in the bottom of the inning on a wild throw. Amazing stuff. It really was.
Of course, it pale...
BEST OF MAXIM
Over the weekend, Philip Humber had the game of his life, throwing the 21st perfect game in baseball history against the Seattle Mariners. While the Mariners have a lousy offense and Safeco Field is a fantastic place to pitch, those factors shouldn’t diminish what Humber accomplished. A lot of good pitchers have faced a lot of lousy offenses over the years, and only 20 men before...
Philip Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball on Saturday, and on Thursday, the Red Sox will likely get to face him in Chicago. The Red Sox, 4-10 on the season after blowing a 9-0 lead to the Yankees on Saturday, travel to Minnesota on Monday and Chicago on Thursday. If Humber pitches on five days' rest, he would host the Red Sox at U.S....
According to the raw neutrality of the win probability chart, the Seattle Mariners actually had a chance to win the game last Saturday:
But it did not know — nor did the players know — what day it was. A.J. Pierzynski did not realize the significance of that first pitch, sailing wide to his glove side. Philip Humber may have even felt a twinge of frustration...
Before Philip Humber, there was Lee Richmond. Humber on Saturday became the 21st pitcher in major league history to throw a perfect game, blanking the Mariners at Safeco Field in Seattle. Baseball's first perfect game, however, took place about 50 miles from Fenway Park. Lee Richmond tossed the first perfect game in baseball history in Worcester, Mass., on June 20, 1880. Richmond...
We all know the Seattle Mariners are starved for offense, well today the Chicago White Sox Philip Humber made them pay. He pitched a perfect game against the Mariners IN Seattle.
The game's pitching matchup featured, Humber (0-0, 1.69 ERA) vs. Mariners RH Blake Beavan (1-1, 2.70 ERA).
Humber a 29 year old out of Nacogdoches, Texas first drafted by the Mets will...
On the plane trip to Seattle, I’m sure no one expected this. Philip Humber, of the Chicago White Sox, took the mound Saturday afternoon and totally blanked the Seattle Mariners. PERFECT GAME!!! This is the first no-hitter of the season and the first perfect game since Roy Halladay threw one on 5/29/10. Humber throws the 21st perfect game in MLB History!
The Beantown Breakdown, why I’m not so excited about Philip Humber, and my stance on replay. Plus, NHL playoffs and my opinions of NCAA transfers and The Player Formerly Known as Artest.
The Dovid Dobin Show 4/23/2012
Managing editor Dave Cameron makes his weekly appearance on FanGraphs Audio. Topics discussed: Philip Humber’s success, and Don Cooper’s role in it; the SI.com Power Rankings (fueled by FanGraphs WAR), the benefits and limitations of such an exercise; and the new site feature called FanGraphs Guts! and what it tells us about the majors’ current scoring levels.
There has been a lot of talk this season about the ‘no-hitter’ and lack of one by a pitcher in a New York Mets uniform. Ex-Mets minor leaguer Phil Humber tossing a perfect game on Saturday will only help fuel the conversation that the Mets history books are devoid of a no-no. However, while the New York Mets have never experienced the thrill of having one of their own throw...
Since he threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history, the 3rd in White Sox lore, -Yes, that’s right the Sox have as many perfect games as any team in the MLB record books- Philip Humber has become a media sensation. The Sox starting pitcher is becoming bigger than curly fries.
Here is being interviewed by David Letterman, then reading a top ten list which is all about him.
This week had many great performances, and I was going to choose New York Yankees center fielder Curtis Granderson’s three home run game against the Minnesota Twins. Then, there was the Yankees nine-run comeback against the Red Sox on Saturday. However, Philip Humber gets the nod with his perfect game against the Seattle Mariners. 1