First there was Jonathon Sanchez’s no hitter, the first of the year. The game was full of excitement and close plays. The game saving rob from Aaron Rowand in the ninth. Only the error by Uribe seperating him from a perfect game. And the mere perfection from Sanchez that put him into the history books with the greats. Well, Mark Beuhrle is already there. Having thrown a no hitter in 2007, Beuhrle added onto his career of STELLARNESS by throwing a perfect game against the defending champion Rays. That’s right, Mark Beuhrle has thrown a perfect game on July 23, 2009. This picture, duplicated just an hours ago.
The game kept fans on there feet. It must have been such a great moment there. To have a ticket to that game must have been amazing (not knowing what would happen of course, but now that it has… wow). Beuhrle and the White Sox were… well let me say it… RE-MARK-ABLE!
Like Sanchez’s no hitter, a late game rob saved their moment in history. Aaron Rowand robbed what might have been a home run in the ninth inning of Sanchez’s no hitter. In today’s game against the Rays, a defensive replacement in center, Dewayne Wise, robbed a sure home run from Gabe Kapler and preserved the perfect game for Beuhrle. This was the single most important moment in the game, as was Rowand’s catch. Another great play was Gordon Beckam’s line drive catch at third after a long at bat from Pat Burrell. Honestly, it wasn’t all that well hit, but still, if he wasn’t there… there goes the perfection. On offense, Beuhrle wouldn’t have needed much but he got it anyway. Josh Fields hit a grand slam to start things off. Then, Alexei Ramirez and Scott Podsednik hit back to back doubles to get the score to 5-0. That would be four more runs than Beuhrle would need.
Beuhrle, already among some of the greatest names in history, adds to his already STELLAR career with this perfect game. In his outing, he went the full nine innings, had six K’s and gave up nothing to the Rays offense. That’s right. Carlos Pena, BJ Upton, Evan Longoria… they were all held silent by Beuhrle. Perfection. Such a great sight to see.
Beuhrle joins a great group of names of those who have thrown a no hitter and a perfect game on different occasions. The list includes the likes of Randy Johnson and… well, I forget who else but it is definitely a list to cherish being a part of. Beuhrle was absolutely STELLAR in what was clearly the most exciting part of this season. First there was Sanchez’s no hitter. Then just last night, Manny Ramirez’s pinch hit grand slam. Another great moment. And now a perfect game from Beuhrle. And just think about this… we’ve only just begun the second half of the season. We still have the rest of the second half to go. There’s still the playoff race to sit back and enjoy. Then the playoffs themselves. It’s going to be great and this season is going to be even greater. Just wait.
Absolutely RE-MARK-ABLE. Congrats to Mark Beuhrle on yet another phenominal accomplishment.