Mark Buehrle may not believe in
But he's got to be a little suspicious after today.
Chicago LHP Buehrle spun a perfect game against the Tampa Bay this afternoon, the first perfect game since Randy Johnson's 2004 gem, and only the 16th pitcher to accomplish the feat in MLB history. That's not the
"I was so pumped when I caught it," Wise said. "It was an unbelievable feeling."
Nobody knew that more than Buehrle. I'd say dinner at Ruth's Chris is on him sometime very soon.
Fantasy Spin: A quick quiz: Who belongs to which set of numbers? 3.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 3.66, 1.24 WHIP. The first is Buehrle and the second is Yankees' C.C. Sabathia. Sure, Sabathia also comes with a truckload of K's, but Buehrle is worst-case a poor-man's version with similar other numbers. The lefty struck out six on Thursday and now sports a 3.28 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 11 wins. Frankly, I still can't get the taste of 2006 out of my mouth, but even with 120-130 Ks a year, he's still a top 35 pitching option.