Buehrle Pitches Perfect Game

Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle reached perfection on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Rays with a lot of help from outfielder Dwayne Wise.

Buehrle rolled through the first 8 innings of perfect baseball against Tampa and then it all looked to be over as Tampa’s Gabe Kapler hit a long drive to left center field that looked to be a home run. Online betting info tells us that Wise raced back and leaped to make a fantastic catch, preserving the perfect game. ''I looked up and said, 'Wow, this might be one of those plays where I have to run through the wall to catch it,''' Wise said. ''I couldn't really feel it going into my glove, so I thought it was falling. I saw it slowly rolling out of my glove, and that's when I stuck my left hand out there and caught it.'' After Wise’s catch, Buehrle struck out Michel Hernandez and then got Jason Barlett to ground out to short to complete the perfect game. Buehrle threw 116 pitches in a quick 2 hour and 3 minute baseball betting game.

Buehrle’s perfect game was the first in the Major Leagues in five years as baseball betting history shows and only the 18th in Major League history. Baseball bet statistics tell us that Randy Johnson had the last one on May 18, 2004, against the Braves while pitching for Arizona. ''I don't know how to explain it,'' Buehrle said, ''I never thought I'd throw a no-hitter, never thought I'd throw a perfect game, I never thought I'd hit a home run. Never say never in this game because crazy stuff can happen.''

Buehrle won a baseball betting World Series with the Sox in 2005, won an All-Star game and now has two no-hitters the last of which was a perfect game. ''I still don't know what happened,'' said Buehrle, ''It's another thing when you retire and sit back and you see how many perfect games have been thrown in history and your name's in there. I think that's when I'll sit back and kind of be surprised.''

Baseball betting stats tell us that Buehrle joins Frank Smith as the only White Sox pitchers to have two no-hitters. Smith had his in 1905 and in 1908 as sports betting history shows. Baseball bet history shows that Buehrle is the 24th pitcher in major-league history to throw multiple no-hitters.