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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...
Jake Peavy has always been a favorite here. For one, his name has Maine roots. A peavy is a logging tool used to separate logs in the river or millponds. It was invented and named after a Peavy that lived right up here in northern Maine. Who knows if the pitcher from the Chicago White Sox has any ancestral connection to the inventor, but it is fun to speculate. Anyway, our man, Peavy...
Philip Humber does something tonight that only five pitchers since 1999 have done - start a game on the heels of a perfect game.
And if history teaches baseball bettors anything about the Perfect Game Hangover, it's that betting on that pitcher to have a quality start is a money-losing proposition.
In those five games, the next outing was a loss for the pitcher who was perfect...
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...
Jake Peavy has really looked like his former self so far this season, and the cherry on top of the sundae came last night against the A's. Peavy threw a complete game shutout against Oakland, allowing three hits and two walks, and striking out five hitters. He threw that shutout on just 107 pitches, too. Peavy has four quality starts in four attempts this season, and has a...
This post originally appeared here at my personal blog, Primility.com.
This past Saturday, White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw the 21st perfect game in MLB history, much to my excitement as a rather dedicated fan of the Pale Hose.
Scott Merkin, who does a terrific job covering the White Sox beat for the team’s official website, took the opportunity tell the story of a trip Humber...
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
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...
Jake Peavy pitched a three-hitter, Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko hit back-to-back homers and the Chicago White Sox beat the Oakland Athletics 4-0 on Monday night for their fourth straight victory.
Two days after teammate Phil Humber pitched the 21st perfect game in major league history, Peavy allowed only a leadoff single to Jemile Weeks in the fourth inning, a double to Yoenis Cespedes...
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.
8 a.m. ET: On the heels of their first sweep of the season, the Red Sox (7-10) are looking to continue showcasing that offensive surge in Chicago against the White Sox (10-8). But it'll be an intriguing matchup for Boston's batters, considering Thursday's game will mark White Sox pitcher Philip Humber's first start since throwing a perfect game against the Mariners...
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.
The Monday Takeaway
If you had to bet on a team’s starting rotation to deliver a double-digit strikeout performance, a perfect game, and a shutout in separate outings within one turn, you might have gone with the Phillies, or the Angels, or the Rays. But the White Sox—with a rotation of John Danks, Jake Peavy, Gavin Floyd, Chris Sale, and Phil Humber? No way.
Yet, in the...
I had a pretty successful weekend in daily fantasy baseball over at Daily Joust. I won a few head-to-head battles and have realized that this is my preferred way to play.
The giant tournaments are fun in their way, and the freeroll tourney is a no-brainer to participate in…because it’s free, but the head-to-head provide a better probability of winning. You also have only one...