Philip Humber pitches a perfect game for the White Sox

Philip Humber is perfect

4/21/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5234 respect

Apr 21, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Chicago White Sox starting pitcher Philip Humber (41) pitches to the Seattle Mariners during the 3rd inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIREPhilip Humber showed off some of his potential today, pitching an absolute gem and getting a perfect game against the Seattle Mariners in a 4-0 White Sox win.

Humber's perfecto didn't come without a little drama, as the final out was a strikeout, and the ball escaped past catcher AJ Pierzynski, who threw it to first for the out.

Humber struck out 9 Mariners batters and finished the game with only 97 pitches, 68 of which were strikes.

By the end of the game, even Mariners fans were cheering Humber on in hopes that he'd get the perfect game.

Congrats to Philip Humber for the 21st perfect game in MLB history.
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4/23/12   |   Dream_Machine   |   13448 respect

derms33 wrote:
wow, Can't believe he No hit the Mariners, they are so offensively potent

I'm Surprised It Didn't Happen Sooner, But Every Dog Has It's Day. So Enjoy!

4/22/12   |   derms33   |   17653 respect

wow, Can't believe he No hit the Mariners, they are so offensively potent

4/21/12   |   jaysinw   |   5037 respect

I cannot say anything about the check swing, every perfect game or no hitter has calls that could have changed it, with some lucky play which kepted it in tact.  So here's to Humber he did a great job today.

4/21/12   |   ML31   |   3675 respect

Quite a feat...  But after watching the replay from the front ti didn't look like a swing.   Didn't see the side view.  However those side views make just about every check swing look like a swinging strike.