Baseball betting history was made on Tuesday as Chicago White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle set a Major League Baseball record by retiring 45 consecutive batters.
The streak goes back to Buehrle’s perfect game last week when he beat the Tampa Bay Rays in baseball betting. He continued his perfection into the sixth inning on Tuesday against the Twins but the streak ended at 45 and the White Sox went on to lose for gamblers who made a baseball bet at the online sportsbook.
Baseball betting stats show that Buehrle did something very special but it came in a loss. The White Sox lost to the Twins as baseball bet results show, something they have done on a regular basis in baseball betting at the Metrodome. They have lost 13 of their last 15 at Minnesota as baseball bet numbers indicate. Buehrle may have made history but he was not happy with the loss. "Right now, nothing," Buehrle said, "It’s probably the most fired up I’ve been after a game."
Baseball betting shows that Buehrle threw 5 2/3 innings of perfect ball to go with his perfect game of last week and that meant he retired 45 straight batters, four more than the previous record of 41 consecutive batters retired set by San Francisco’s Jim Barr in 1972 and tied by the White Sox Bobby Jenks in 2007. "It’s an honor," said Buehrle, "This is one of those things I didn’t think I’d do. But it’s frustrating."
Baseball betting stats tell us that with the loss the White Sox fell into a second-place tie with Minnesota in the American League Central. They are two games back of Detroit as baseball betting stats indicate. The White Sox are 1-5 against the baseball betting odds in their last six road baseball betting games. "We’ve been lucky all year long," manager Ozzie Guillen said, "When we play bad, the division is playing worse."
Buehrle really didn’t give up much as baseball bet numbers indicate, but a couple of well placed hits by the Twins cost him the game. "I’ll get in too much trouble, but I’m not a big fan of guys getting base hits when hit hard, and I’m not a big fan of broken-bat, bloop singles," said Buehrle.
The White Sox are among the baseball betting contenders that might make a trade before Friday’s deadline. Their general manager has been known for being active but the Sox may not have the prospects it takes to make a major deal that impacts the baseball betting odds at the sports book.