So yesterday, Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox threw the 21st perfect game in the history of major league baseball. Humber, a former Mets top prospect who was a part of the Johan Santana trade, was picked up by the White Sox in 2011 afterspending 2010 in the Royals organization. He had a solid 2011 season, with a 3.75 ERA and a 3.5 WAR.
Yesterday Humber made his second start of the 2012 season. He pitched 9 scoreless, walkless, and hitless innings (along with 9 strikeouts) to record the 21st perfect game in history, and the first since Roy Halladay two years ago. Not that he was facing the Yankees or Rangers, he faced a Seattle Mariners lineup batting a combined .235. Even Humber was surprised by his actions. Heres what he said when asked how he felt to be listed among names such as Koufax and Halladay:
"I don't even know what to say," Humber said. "I don't know what Philip Humber is doing in this list. No idea what my name is doing there, but I'm thankful it's there."
By the way, thank you to ESPN for yet another cliched meme; The Humber Games
Here is some of his pitchF/X data from yesterday's game:
|Pitch Type||Avg Speed||Max Speed||Avg H-Break||Avg V-Break||Count|
|FF (FourSeam Fastball)||91.55||94||-6.17||7.01||31|
|FT (TwoSeam Fastball)||91.19||93.5||-8.49||6.47||7|
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