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Old 04-21-2012, 04:58 PM
 
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Humbler's Game Score of 96 ties him with Matt Cain for the best pitched game of the year to date.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: NC
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Embarrassing day for Boston.

Up 9-0 on New York, only to collapse and lose 15-9.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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[quote=jtur88;23966642]Oh Lord, it's hard to be Humber. Very dubious call by plate ump Runge on the perfect game by Phil8ip Humber. [/QUOTE

I agree. I don't think Ryan committed himself, but making the correct call would have ruined the day for everyone, and I think this is why we didn't see any stop-action replays.

Which reminds me that Larsen's last pitch looked too high to be called a strike.
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Old 04-21-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Cook County
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Oh Lord, it's hard to be Humber.

Very dubious call by plate ump Runge on the perfect game by Phil8ip Humber. On the final out, on a 3-2 pitch, it was way outside in the dirt, should have been ball four, but Brendan Ryan took a checked swing, Runge called him out. Ball got away from Pierzynski, who had to chase it down while Ryan was protesting the umps call. No replays shown from diagnostic angle of the checked swing.

Oh Lord, it's hard to be Umpire. He could have abdicated, and let the first base ump call it on appeal.
The check swing is one of those plays that I am always amazed at when I see it. As a viewing fan, I can never tell if it's even remotely close, what the right call should be. I thought it was kinda close, but I could not sit here and argue one way or the other. I think the Tigers incident might have been running through the umps head.

Either way, awesome outcome. The ChiSox have a disproportionate amount of the perfect games in MLB history which is also pretty cool.
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Old 04-21-2012, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Which reminds me that Larsen's last pitch looked too high to be called a strike.
The only camera shot was from behind the plate, and I didn't think there was any question that Mitchell swung at the pitch. Pinelli said it caught the outside corner. The count was 1-2, so even if called a ball, the perfecto would still be alive. In those days, half swings were called by the plate ump, using different criteria.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:25 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Didn't look like a swing to me
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:42 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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ESPN Home Run Tracker :: Home run tracking and distance measurement

Longest home run on the season so far, Travis Hafner 481 feet.

Shortest home run. Norichika Aoki 247 feet.

Highest home run. Todd Helton 162 feet.

Lowest home run (out of the park). Curtis Granderson 49 feet.
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Old 04-22-2012, 09:47 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Didn't look like a swing to me
Freeze-framing the highlight, yes, the bat was clearly out over the plate. Good strike. I couldn't get the frame to stop in the highlight at the beginning of the link, but at the end of the reel, I could.
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Old 04-22-2012, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Hometown of Jason Witten
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The check swing is one of those plays that I am always amazed at when I see it. As a viewing fan, I can never tell if it's even remotely close, what the right call should be. I thought it was kinda close, but I could not sit here and argue one way or the other. I think the Tigers incident might have been running through the umps head.

Either way, awesome outcome. The ChiSox have a disproportionate amount of the perfect games in MLB history which is also pretty cool.
I'm happy that Humber did it. And that I finally got to see a small portion of a perfect game. I watched Nolan Ryan pitch a no-no on TV but he walked six.
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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A. J. Burnett was relieved yesterday after pitching seven shutout inning in his debut with the Pirates.
The last time a pitcher pitched a complete game shutout in his Pirates debut was Bob Porterfield, in 1958.
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