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Looking back at Mark Buehrle's quietly efficient career

Mark Buehrle’s last career start may not have gone as planned, but the 36-year-old has capped off another solid season to end his impressive career. Today was Mark Buehrle's 493rd career start, and it's the 1st time he didn't finish the 1st inning. — ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) October 4, 2015   Buehrle quietly announced this week the 2015 season would...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle’s Place in History is Secure

This isn’t how it was supposed to end for Mark Buehrle. Pitching on two days rest against Tampa in the season finale, the veteran southpaw was just 2 innings shy of 200 for the 15th consecutive season.  45 pitches, 8 unearned runs, and a pair of costly errors behind him later, and his shot at history was over.  Last season, Buehrle was just the 7th pitcher since 1901 to record...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays trying to get Mark Buehrle to 200 innings didn’t work so well

What seemed like a nice gesture and a form of tribute to Mark Buehrle’s long career turned into something of an embarrassment, and perhaps a questionable decision by Blue Jays manager John Gibbons. Buehrle was given the start in Toronto’s regular season finale versus the Rays, with the idea that the left-hander would pitch two innings and crack 200 innings for the 15th consecutive...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle snaps historic streak in final start of his career

The Toronto Blue Jays started Mark Buehrle Sunday with the idea that he would throw two innings on short rest, reach the 200 inning plateau and exit the game.Things didn't work out as planned.Buehrle only lasted 2/3 of an inning, giving up eight runs, though none of them were earned.The Blue Jays lefty ended his season with 198 2/3 innings, snapping his 14-year streak of pitching...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle Ends Career on a Down Note

The long and illustrious sixteen year career of Mark Buehrle ended Sunday after a first inning meltdown against the Tampa Bay Rays. After fourteen straight seasons throwing 200 innings or more for the White Sox, Marlins, and Blue Jays, Buehrle came just an inning and a third short of a fifteenth consecutive season, which is the most of any active player. Despite giving up eight unearned...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Buehrle to go out with 200-inning season

For the past 15 seasons, there has been one constant in Major League Baseball. No matter what else is going on around the league, pencil Toronto Blue Jays starter Mark Buehrle in for 200 innings. The 36-year-old left-hander has logged 14 consecutive 200-inning seasons since becoming a full-time starter in 2001. In the timeframe that Buehrle has logged his 200-inning seasons, he is...
Via Baseball Essential
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays at Tampa Bay Rays game preview

TV: Sun Sports TIME: Coverage begins at 6:30 p.m. As Mark Buehrle prepares for his first postseason since 2008, the question remains whether he'll be a part of it. The struggling veteran makes what could conceivably be his final career start as the Blue Jays continue their quest for home-field advantage throughout the playoffs Friday night against the host Tampa Bay Rays. With one...
Via Fox Sports Florida
6 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Mark Buehrle bring to the postseason?

For much of the first half of the 2015 season, Mark Buehrle was the only sure thing in the Toronto Blue Jays rotation. Aaron Sanchez and Drew Hutchison struggled, R.A. Dickey sought consistency, Marcus Stroman was injured, Marco Estrada had not yet fully emerged, and David Price still pitched for the Detroit Tigers. Buehrle was the veteran leader of the staff, and posted a very solid...
Via Baseball Essential
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays Face Tough Decision Regarding Mark Buehrle Playoff Status

Mark Buehrle is the consummate professional, a baseball workhorse who possesses a wealth of knowledge and valuable playoff experience. The younger Blue Jays pitchers refer to the veteran hurler as “Papa Buehrle” and look up to him for guidance on and off the field. However, the Blue Jays may soon face a tough decision in regards to keeping Buehrle on their playoff roster as...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Buehrle drank beer during World Series game he pitched

Baseball players have been known to let themselves go in the clubhouse on occasion and pop open a cold one, especially on days when they’re not in the lineup. From the mythical stories of Babe Ruth hitting 714 home runs on a steady diet of hot dogs and beer to the more recent tales of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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