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(ESPN)   Twenty-seven outs in a row, no walks, no errors. Congratulations on your perfect.....wait, what?   (scores.espn.go.com) divider line 57
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2013-05-11 02:50:52 AM
Bummer
 
2013-05-11 05:34:14 AM
Harvey is not impressed.
 
2013-05-11 06:36:23 AM
With the poor umpiring the last few days I half expected them to call the batter out for something ridiculous.

"That's a clean hit you say? No no, his foot wasn't in the box so he's out."
 
2013-05-11 07:17:20 AM
And it wasn't even the most exciting no-hitter bid of the night since it was broken up immediately. Lester went into the 5th for his 1-hitter. Two great games pitched.
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=330510102
 
2013-05-11 07:21:48 AM

2wolves: Harvey is not impressed.


No jury in the world would have convicted Harvey Haddix for beating the shiat out of every one of his teammates after that.
 
2013-05-11 07:25:05 AM
If I were a pitcher, and was going to miss getting a perfect game because of one hit, this is the way I would want it to go. No stress, just pitch your balls off.
 
2013-05-11 07:45:37 AM

INeedAName: If I were a pitcher, and was going to miss getting a perfect game because of one hit, this is the way I would want it to go. No stress, just pitch your balls off.


Very punny.

Shelby Miller has been pretty good for the Cardinals since he came up from the minors late last season.

It's nice seeing the Cardinals pitching making the news for not sucking. Although since they sent Boggs and Rzepczynski down to Memphis, the pitching has phenomenally gotten better.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2013-05-11 08:13:09 AM
See also Ernie Shore.
 
2013-05-11 08:26:22 AM
That's nothing... a Tiger's pitcher did that to 28 batters a few years ago and still didn't have a perfect game.
 
2013-05-11 08:50:50 AM
Eh. Still pretty spiffy.  Just the complete game is an accomplishment these days.
 
2013-05-11 08:51:42 AM
Pedro Martinez would have had his perfect game if the Expos had been able to sputter some kind of offense for him. Instead, he ended with just a win when he gave a leadoff double on the 10th inning.
 
2013-05-11 09:21:27 AM
www.annalsofamericus.com

Should've done the orange sunshine, dude.
 
2013-05-11 09:33:38 AM
at this point, I think the list of guys who recorded 27 straight outs and didn't get a perfect game is shorter than the list of perfect games.
 
2013-05-11 09:45:41 AM
D'OH! >.<
 
2013-05-11 10:04:14 AM

michaelgvh: And it wasn't even the most exciting no-hitter bid of the night since it was broken up immediately. Lester went into the 5th for his 1-hitter. Two great games pitched.
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=330510102


Eh, retiring 27 in a row is more exciting to me.
 
2013-05-11 10:17:41 AM

dave2198: michaelgvh: And it wasn't even the most exciting no-hitter bid of the night since it was broken up immediately. Lester went into the 5th for his 1-hitter. Two great games pitched.
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=330510102

Eh, retiring 27 in a row is more exciting to me.


But there was no suspense for the no hitter. It may be more impressive, but less exciting to me.
 
2013-05-11 11:04:02 AM

michaelgvh: And it wasn't even the most exciting no-hitter bid of the night since it was broken up immediately. Lester went into the 5th for his 1-hitter. Two great games pitched.
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=330510102


You don't start getting excited about a no hitter until the 7th.
 
2013-05-11 11:19:30 AM

jake_lex: 2wolves: Harvey is not impressed.

No jury in the world would have convicted Harvey Haddix for beating the shiat out of every one of his teammates after that.


I remember reading that Harvey got a letter in the mail after that from a frat at Texas A&M. It read:

"Dear Harvey,

Tough shiat."

Harvey concluded that the letter was exactly right.
 
2013-05-11 11:21:50 AM
First batter got a hit.

Nothing to see here, move along.
 
2013-05-11 11:50:10 AM
 
2013-05-11 11:59:36 AM
Now he has a solid start on the 'consecutive batters retired' record.
 
2013-05-11 12:17:14 PM
csb time! Flew from England to Detroit for 6 Tigers games in 2011, Verlander pitched against the Indians on the Tuesday, was 5 outs from a no hitter. The atmosphere in the stadium for the 7th and 8th innings was something else, the hushed silence when the Indians got a hit and then the collective waterfall of swearing that followed it was also awesome. Brad Penny started the next day, it was considerably less awesome
 
2013-05-11 12:38:59 PM
I'm betting a Molina was catching.
 
2013-05-11 12:48:16 PM

Pep Streebeck: [www.annalsofamericus.com image 481x450]

Should've done the orange sunshine, dude.


This is a must-watch; Doc tells the story with some CRAZY animation.
 
2013-05-11 12:51:33 PM

Slow To Return: I'm betting a Molina was catching.


You would be correct, and he wasn't shaken off once all game.  Every day I see Molina and Wainwright play for all the years to come I'll be thankful Pujols bolted because the Cardinals wouldn't have been able to keep both of the, maybe either, if he had taken that absurd contract they supposedly offered him.
 
2013-05-11 01:13:07 PM
Cobb's third inning was the most entertaining good pitching last night.
 
2013-05-11 01:27:53 PM

michaelgvh: And it wasn't even the most exciting no-hitter bid of the night since it was broken up immediately. Lester went into the 5th for his 1-hitter. Two great games pitched.
http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=330510102


Lester pitched a 1-hitter? Holy fark
 
2013-05-11 01:53:18 PM

Mrtraveler01: INeedAName: If I were a pitcher, and was going to miss getting a perfect game because of one hit, this is the way I would want it to go. No stress, just pitch your balls off.

Very punny.

Shelby Miller has been pretty good for the Cardinals since he came up from the minors late last season.

It's nice seeing the Cardinals pitching making the news for not sucking. Although since they sent Boggs and Rzepczynski down to Memphis, the pitching has phenomenally gotten better.


And now, we have the possibility of Carp coming back to bolster the pen. That would be a huge lift to the team.
 
2013-05-11 01:55:53 PM
The Rockies can't hit on the road. This is not a repeat from the last 20 seasons.
 
2013-05-11 02:02:57 PM
Oh yeah, here's a message from Carp to everyone who thought he was done:
fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net
 
2013-05-11 02:22:20 PM
Impressive, yes.  But I remember Mark Buehrle pitching a game to only 27 batters and not getting a perfect game.  I think he actually did it twice.  Gave up only one single, and that guy was thrown out stealing.

(Yes, I know he eventually had a *real* perfect game.)
 
2013-05-11 02:49:51 PM

UNC_Samurai: Pep Streebeck: [www.annalsofamericus.com image 481x450]

Should've done the orange sunshine, dude.

This is a must-watch; Doc tells the story with some CRAZY animation


That is the greatest video on the Internet.  Thanks for posting.
 
2013-05-11 04:19:48 PM
Meanwhile, today Wainwright has a no-hitter through 7 for the Cardinals.  Free game of the day on mlb.tv.
 
2013-05-11 04:37:40 PM

wxboy: Meanwhile, today Wainwright has a no-hitter through 7 for the Cardinals.  Free game of the day on mlb.tv.


 

AliceBToklasLives: The Rockies can't hit on the road. This is not a repeat from the last 20 seasons.


Update: Arenado broke it up
 
2013-05-11 05:10:59 PM
Okay, baseball nerds (I mean that in a good way), If a 'perfect game' for a pitcher is gong 9 innings without a batter reaching base on a hit, walk or an error, what would be the name for these 2 beyond perfect games (and what would be the vanishingly small odds of it happening:

a)The pitcher has a 27-strikeout perfect game
b) the same as a) but does it in only 81 pitches.
c) the same as b) but the pitcher is completely PED free.
 
2013-05-11 05:14:06 PM

LucklessWonder: Okay, baseball nerds (I mean that in a good way), If a 'perfect game' for a pitcher is gong 9 innings without a batter reaching base on a hit, walk or an error, what would be the name for these 2 beyond perfect games (and what would be the vanishingly small odds of it happening:

a)The pitcher has a 27-strikeout perfect game
b) the same as a) but does it in only 81 pitches.
c) the same as b) but the pitcher is completely PED free.


a) perfect game
    -this has never happened in the majors, but did happen in the minors once

b) perfect game
    -this is impossible

c) real perfect game
    -keep dreaming
 
2013-05-11 05:15:57 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: a) perfect game
    -this has never happened in the majors, but did happen in the minors once


Nevermind, it wasn't a perfect game, but he did get 27 strikeouts
 
2013-05-11 05:34:13 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: b) perfect game
    -this is impossible


Highly improbable, not impossible.
 
2013-05-11 05:38:34 PM
Pfft I want to see a 27 pitch perfect game with the pitcher solely recording every out
 
2013-05-11 06:07:10 PM

SCUBA_Archer: Pfft I want to see a 27 pitch perfect game with the pitcher solely recording every out


a248.e.akamai.net

Just pretend it's the batter and catch 27 in a row.
 
2013-05-11 07:37:28 PM

downstairs: Impressive, yes.  But I remember Mark Buehrle pitching a game to only 27 batters and not getting a perfect game.  I think he actually did it twice.  Gave up only one single, and that guy was thrown out stealing.

(Yes, I know he eventually had a *real* perfect game.)


Buehrle's no-no was indeed a 27-out no-hitter against the Rangers.  The guy he walked was Sammy Sosa.

Second one was his perfecto against the Rays, with the Dewayne Wise "THE CATCH" in the 9th.  I was listening to that one in my cube at GE and made a ridiculous ass of myself in the office that day.

/I miss Mark Buehrle.  :'(
 
2013-05-11 08:45:03 PM

coffee fiend: Oh yeah, here's a message from Carp to everyone who thought he was done:
[fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net image 600x340]


Jesus H. Farking Christ....

I inhaled, and choked on my drink when I saw that.

Well done
 
2013-05-11 09:17:42 PM

LucklessWonder: Okay, baseball nerds (I mean that in a good way), If a 'perfect game' for a pitcher is gong 9 innings without a batter reaching base on a hit, walk or an error, what would be the name for these 2 beyond perfect games (and what would be the vanishingly small odds of it happening:

a)The pitcher has a 27-strikeout perfect game
b) the same as a) but does it in only 81 pitches.
c) the same as b) but the pitcher is completely PED free.


What's more perfect, a 81-pitch, 27 strikeout game, or a 27-pitch, 27 put-out game? I can tell you that the 27-pitch game is more democratic.
How about my favorite - a 27 balk, 27 pickoff game? A no-pitch perfect game.

As far as the 81-pitch game - 46 pitchers have thrown a three-strikout, nine-pitch inning. No one has ever struck out four consecutive batters on 12 pitches.
 
2013-05-11 09:22:33 PM

soze: Buehrle's no-no was indeed a 27-out no-hitter against the Rangers.


Most no-hitters have 27 outs.

Dear Jerk: How about my favorite - a 27 balk, 27 pickoff game? A no-pitch perfect game.


I don't think balks do what you think they do.
 
2013-05-11 10:38:49 PM
What the hell. Our Little League used to award first on balks.
 
2013-05-11 10:45:16 PM

Dear Jerk: What the hell. Our Little League used to award first on balks.


Well, in the majors, there's no such thing as a balk when the bases are empty.
 
2013-05-11 10:50:23 PM
Isn't the definition of a balk, an action by the pitcher to deceive one or more baserunners?

How the hell do you balk with nobody on base?
 
2013-05-11 10:56:24 PM

whooter: Isn't the definition of a balk, an action by the pitcher to deceive one or more baserunners?

How the hell do you balk with nobody on base?


There are a few actions that are defined as a balk when runners are on or a ball when they're empty. Quick pitches, for instance.

Additionally, if the catcher is out of the box when a pitch is thrown with runners on, that's a balk (the so-called catcher's balk). It's unclear if there's any penalty for that when the bases are empty.

But otherwise...no clue.
 
2013-05-12 02:22:54 AM

DeWayne Mann: There are a few actions that are defined as a balk when runners are on or a ball when they're empty. Quick pitches, for instance.


Well that's wrong, but okay.
 
2013-05-12 07:41:11 AM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: LucklessWonder: Okay, baseball nerds (I mean that in a good way), If a 'perfect game' for a pitcher is gong 9 innings without a batter reaching base on a hit, walk or an error, what would be the name for these 2 beyond perfect games (and what would be the vanishingly small odds of it happening:

a)The pitcher has a 27-strikeout perfect game
b) the same as a) but does it in only 81 pitches.
c) the same as b) but the pitcher is completely PED free.

a) perfect game
    -this has never happened in the majors, but did happen in the minors once

b) perfect game
    -this is impossible

c) real perfect game
    -keep dreaming


My 14-year old nephew came pretty close in little league last night. He hit one batter and gave up one single. 27 strikeouts. His future major league career is part of my retirement plan.
 
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