PHILIP HUMBER NEWS

MMN Prospect Time Machine: Philip Humber

This week’s prospect time machine takes a look back at a pitcher who was once regarded as a highly touted prospect, and helped bring Johan Santana to Flushing before the 2008 season. A native of Texas, Philip Humber ended up attending Rice University for his collegiate years, and immediately found success. He was put into the starting rotation as a freshman, and put together an...
Via MetsMinor.net
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Humber designated for assignment

The Houston Astros have designated pitcher Philip Humber for assignment, a day after he gave up five runs while only getting two outs in a loss to the Texas Rangers. Just a year removed from pitching the 21st perfect game in major league history, Humber had a terrible start to 2013. He was 0-8 with a 9.59 ERA. He started the season in the rotation, but was moved to the bullpen...
Via Fox Sports
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Humber moved to bullpen for Astros

The Houston Astros have moved struggling starter Philip Humber out of the rotation and into the bullpen. Just a year removed from pitching the 21st perfect game in major league history, Humber has had a terrible start to 2013. He is 0-7 with an 8.82 ERA. Dallas Keuchel, who started in Triple-A this season before joining the Astros, will take start on Friday against Texas. Keuchel...
Via AP on Fox
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Humber will remain in Astros rotation

Despite another bad outing on Thursday the Houston Astros have no plans to remove Philip Humber from the starting rotation. Humber has a 7.99 ERA on the season after allowing 15 runs over his last two starts. The Astros picked up Humber in November after he was placed on waivers by the White Sox. White with the White Sox the right hander had a perfect game on April 21. Since then...
Via Tireball.com
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Anatomy of two really bad starts

Rick Porcello of the Tigers and Philip Humber of the Houston Astros both made starts yesterday for their respective teams. To say that those starts did not go well is like saying that a glacier might move slowly. Between the two of them, they totaled one inning pitched. Combined, they gave up seventeen runs. Now that, folks, is a bad day. Let us start with Rick Porcello. Porcello...
Via The Flagrant Fan
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Seattle shuts out Astros in 2013 home opener

Seattle shuts out Astros in 2013 home opener Joe Saunders pitched 6 1/3 effective innings for Seattle and Houston's Philip Humber (0-2) allowed three runs and five hits in six innings in his first appearance in Seattle since pitching the 21st perfect game The Mariners went 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position Monday after going 0-for-7 in each of their last two games...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Astros vs. Mariners Game 1 Preview/Matchup

Home Opener Astros vs. Mariners Game 1 Preview I'm going out on a limb. Philip Humber WILL NOT throw a perfect game tonight. Astros RH Philip Humber (0-1, 1.59 ERA) vs. Mariners LH Joe Saunders (0-1, 9.00) The Beast Mike Morse is tied with the Atlanta Braves’ Justin Upton for the league lead with five homers. Matchup/Stats Insight: http://nwsb.co/hk0fd NWSB Gameday...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Astros first round pick castoff club

The projections for 2013 for the Houston Astros are all pretty grim. And that is understandable considering the team lost 107 games in 2012, have to switch leagues in 2013 and have a projected 2013 payroll of $14.6 million. Baseball Prospectus expects the team to lose 97 games in 2013. And any kind of optimism for the Astros to surprise anyone in the coming year would be supremely...
Via The Flagrant Fan
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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Philip Humber hates...dolphins?

Houston Astros pitcher Philip Humber recently told a story that explained how an experience during his youth caused him to not be the biggest fan of dolphins.

Via Hall of Very Good
February 28, 2013  |  6 Comments

Mr Perfect goes back to Houston

What does one of 23 perfect games in the history of baseball get you?  If your name is Philip Humber, it’s waivers.  The Chicago White Sox placed Humber on waivers and he was quickly claimed by the first team to have the option, the Houston Astros.  The move makes sense, as Humber pitched in Houston for the Rice Owls on their 2003 National Championship team and is from nearby...
Via Reading Between The Seams
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Humber joins Astros pitching staff

The Houston Astros have claimed Philip Humber off waivers from the Chicago White Sox and agreed to a one-year contract with the pitcher who threw a perfect game last season. Humber gets an $800,000 salary next year. There is a club option for $3 million in 2014 with a $50,000 buyout. The 29-year-old Humber pitched a perfect game in a 4-0 win over the Seattle Mariners last April...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Baby has 2 perfect games under belt

There have been 23 perfect games in Major League Baseball history, and 9-month-old Bode Dockal has seen two of them . Paul Dockal brought his newborn son Bode to Seattle's Safeco Field on April 21 and they were treated to a show when White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect game against the Mariners. It was extra sweet for the Dockals, who hail from the Chicago area and...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Fan Witnesses Two Perfect Games in First Two MLB Games He's Ever Attended

There have been 23 perfect games in Major League Baseball history. Fortunately for Bode Dockal, two of the 23 perfect games occurred during the first two games he's ever attended in person. Paul Dockal brought his son Bode –– who is nine months old –– to Safeco Field on April 21. That afternoon, he was treated to a show when White Sox pitcher Philip Humber threw a perfect...
Via NESN.com
August 18, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox 5, Rangers 2

Adam Dunn hit his major league-leading 31st home run, Philip Humber pitched six solid innings and the Chicago White Sox won their fifth straight game by beating the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Saturday night. Paul Konerko added a two-run homer for Chicago, which increased its AL Central lead to 2 1/2 games over Detroit. The White Sox have won the first two in a three-game series between...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Dunn, Humber lead White Sox past Rangers

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) -- Adam Dunn hit his major league-leading 31st home run, Philip Humber pitched six solid innings and the Chicago White Sox won their fifth straight game by beating the Texas Rangers 5-2 on Saturday night. Paul Konerko added a two-run homer for Chicago, which increased its AL Central lead to 2 games over Detroit. The White Sox have won the first two in a three...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Jon Lester, Philip Humber Show That No-Hitters Are Unique and Hard to Predict, Even in a Year of the Pitcher

On April 21, a pitcher who had never thrown a complete game went nine innings, and he did it without allowing a baserunner. In Major League Baseball, that's called a perfect game, and only 21 guys have ever done it. Philip Humber's magical outing immediately had the baseball world asking if 2012 was going to surpass the pitching dominance of 2011, when hurlers gained an edge...
Via NESN.com
July 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Trade Rumors

As this season approaches the All-Star break, fans of the Chicago White Sox are wondering if Kenny Williams has any more tricks up his sleeve. The GM has already made an impressive move when he acquired Kevin Youkilis from the Red Sox for Brent Lillibridge and Zach Stewart. The move put Youkilis at third base, a position the Sox have had trouble with so far this year. It also opened...
Via isportsweb.com
July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox place Humber on DL

The Chicago White Sox have pitcher Philip Humber on the 15-day disabled list because of a right elbow flexor strain and designated outfielder Kosuke Fukudome for assignment. They have also purchased the contract of right-hander Brian Bruney from Triple-A Charlotte. The White Sox announced the moves before Friday's game against the Milwaukee Brewers. Humber, who was scheduled...
Via AP on Fox
June 22, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox 7, Rays 2

Philip Humber won for the first time since throwing a perfect game in April, and the Chicago White Sox extended their winning streak to seven games by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 7-2 on Tuesday night. Hideki Matsui homered in his Tampa Bay debut. The Rays purchased the 2009 World Series MVP's contract from Triple-A Durham before the game. Humber (2-2) was 0-2 with an 8.22 ERA...
Via AP on Fox
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Rays turn to Shields to slow down White Sox

Tune into Sun Sports at 6:30 p.m. to watch the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Chicago White Sox. One of the few concerns currently facing the surging Chicago White Sox is the performance of Philip Humber. Still searching for his first victory since pitching a perfect game more than a month ago, Humber tries to help the White Sox extend their longest winning streak of the season to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
May 29, 2012  |  Discuss

White Sox-Rays Preview

One of the few concerns currently facing the surging Chicago White Sox is the performance of Philip Humber. Still searching for his first victory since pitching a perfect game more than a month ago, Humber tries to help the White Sox extend their longest winning streak of the season to seven games Tuesday night against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. While Chicago (27-22...
Via AP on Fox
May 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Twins' De Vries set for major-league debut

By NOEY KUPCHAN, STATS WriterAside from an ugly display in the opener of this series, the Chicago White Sox's starting rotation has been lights out of late.While Philip Humber is no stranger to spectacular pitching performances, he recently had a rough go at it before getting back on track over his last two outings.Humber looks to help the White Sox climb above .500 for the...
Via Fox Sports North
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Betting Big on Humber

Record 19-24 Bank Account -290 Twins at White Sox - Cole DeVries makes his major league debut for the Twins today after posting a 1-4 record with a 4.24 ERA at AAA. Now, I have said before I hate betting against pitchers making their debuts because the pitcher has the advantage over the hitters the first time around. However, looking at DeVries numbers at AAA makes it easy to go...
Via Rotowire
May 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago White Sox: Humber’s start not enough

Philip Humber’s best outing since his perfect game wasn’t enough for the White Sox to take home the victory on Sunday. The starter gave up only one earned run over 6 2/3 innings. Unfortunately, a third inning RBI single by Paul Konerko scored the only run the White Sox would get. In the ninth inning, the Kansas City Royals scored six runs to bring the final to 1-9. Another sour...
Via isportsweb.com
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Bullpen struggles as White Sox lose 9-1 to Royals

Philip Humber snapped out of his post-perfect game slump. This time, the rest of the Chicago White Sox let him down. Humber pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, but the bullpen struggled and the lineup left 10 runners on base in a 9-1 loss to the Kansas City Royals on Sunday. ''Phil came out and pitched great,'' White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. &...
Via Fox Sports
May 13, 2012  |  Discuss
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