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thomas35forever
08-15-2012, 05:26 PM
Against...you guessed it...the Rays.

DonnieDarko
08-15-2012, 05:28 PM
Against...you guessed it...the Rays.

And he's not even a lefthander! That's a bit impressive.

#1swisher
08-15-2012, 05:37 PM
MLB
21 UP, 21 DOWN: King Felix perfect through 7 innings vs. Rays, who had skipper Joe Maddon tossed in 7th.

Boondock Saint
08-15-2012, 05:46 PM
You'd be hard pressed to find a pitcher with better overall stuff.

edit: and that's eight.

Brian26
08-15-2012, 05:47 PM
Listening to the Seattle radio announcers now on XM. These guys are awesome. Anyone know who they are? They put Farmer and DJ to shame.

thomas35forever
08-15-2012, 05:47 PM
Call your sons, daughters, friends and neighbors!

sox1970
08-15-2012, 05:47 PM
3 outs from perfection:

Jose Lobaton
Elliot Johnson
Sean Rodriguez

10 of 24 outs are K's.

Bob Roarman
08-15-2012, 05:48 PM
Listening to the Seattle radio announcers now on XM. These guys are awesome. Anyone know who they are? They put Farmer and DJ to shame.

That's not hard to do.

SephClone89
08-15-2012, 05:48 PM
Wow wow wow.

After a few unorthodox guys getting perfectos, it's good to see guys like Cain and Felix (knock on wood) getting it done.

harwar
08-15-2012, 05:50 PM
always liked this guy .. i'm holding my breath with every pitch .. go get em Felix

DSpivack
08-15-2012, 05:50 PM
I love the section dedicated to him.

That curveball is unreal.

mrfourni
08-15-2012, 05:53 PM
That curveball is unreal.

Kerry Woods' was better

thomas35forever
08-15-2012, 05:54 PM
Dave Sims: "For the Humber perfecto I was juiced. But this is our guy."

The Immigrant
08-15-2012, 05:59 PM
One down in the 9th.

robertks61
08-15-2012, 06:00 PM
Live on ESPN now....

SephClone89
08-15-2012, 06:01 PM
Dave Sims: "For the Humber perfecto I was juiced. But this is our guy."

Has anyone else called two perfect games in one year?

Since teammates have ever done it in the same year, it'd have to be someone like Sims who does national and local, you'd think.

thomas35forever
08-15-2012, 06:01 PM
Blew the fastball by him.

The Immigrant
08-15-2012, 06:01 PM
One to go.

Boondock Saint
08-15-2012, 06:01 PM
One left!

harwar
08-15-2012, 06:03 PM
just an unbelievable display of dominant pitching by THE KING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boondock Saint
08-15-2012, 06:03 PM
Perfect!!!!

#1swisher
08-15-2012, 06:03 PM
Perfecto! :bandance: Congrats, King Felix!

thomas35forever
08-15-2012, 06:05 PM
Well, no one in Seattle's gonna be thinking about Humber now. Congrats to the King!:bandance:

JB98
08-15-2012, 06:08 PM
His breaking ball was dirty. He could grab a strike with it whenever he wanted.

sox1970
08-15-2012, 06:09 PM
If the Mariners stick with their rotation, the Sox will miss him. Don't let Millwood go!

Frontman
08-15-2012, 06:11 PM
Sims has called two perfect games and one no-hitter in a single season. Incredible!

Well done by the King. That was a great 9th inning. (And boo on Joe Maddon to try and break it up arguing balls/strikes.)

DSpivack
08-15-2012, 06:13 PM
Sims has called two perfect games and one no-hitter in a single season. Incredible!

Well done by the King. That was a great 9th inning. (And boo on Joe Maddon to try and break it up arguing balls/strikes.)

I had completely forgotten about their no-no against the Dodgers.

thomas35forever
08-15-2012, 06:14 PM
(And boo on Joe Maddon to try and break it up arguing balls/strikes.)
I wonder how he feels at this very moment. Pretty ****ty is my guess.

Boondock Saint
08-15-2012, 06:16 PM
His stuff was so good, and he had so much confidence in himself, that you almost knew he was going to get it. He was attacking hitters with all of his pitches, and he didn't waste many pitches. He forced guys to beat his stuff, and his stuff was unbeatable.

thomas35forever
08-15-2012, 06:20 PM
If the Mariners stick with their rotation, the Sox will miss him. Don't let Millwood go!
Merkin just tweeted he's in line to pitch on the 24th.

EDIT: At least during the series. Maybe not that date.

sox1970
08-15-2012, 06:25 PM
Merkin just tweeted he's in line to pitch on the 24th.

EDIT: At least during the series. Maybe not that date.

They have two off days. Hopefully he pitches on the 21st and 27th, and he misses the Sox in between.

DumpJerry
08-15-2012, 06:30 PM
Has anyone else called two perfect games in one year?

Since teammates have ever done it in the same year, it'd have to be someone like Sims who does national and local, you'd think.
Don't know about that, but Buehrle's no-no and perfecto had the same Ump behind the Plate and his number is also 56.

Marqhead
08-15-2012, 06:31 PM
We can beat the King.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA201206010.shtml

asindc
08-15-2012, 06:52 PM
Sims has called two perfect games and one no-hitter in a single season. Incredible!

Well done by the King. That was a great 9th inning. (And boo on Joe Maddon to try and break it up arguing balls/strikes.)

It was a 1-0 game.

PaleHoser
08-15-2012, 07:05 PM
Guessing this is the first time a team has had a perfect game the same season they had one thrown against them.

How many times have a team been no-hit and had a no-hitter thrown against them in the same season?

Checklist -


Had a perfect game thrown against them. Check.
Threw a perfect game. Check.
Combined no-hitter. Check.
Threw a no-hitter and lost? There's still six weeks left in the season. Plenty of time.

Frontman
08-15-2012, 07:06 PM
It was a 1-0 game.

So? You don't argue balls/strikes with the umpire. He got tossed for it.

There are missed calls every game for every pitcher. Maddon, while a great manager; knew what Felix had going and wanted to throw the guy's rhythm off.

That to me is bush league.

Brian26
08-15-2012, 08:00 PM
So? You don't argue balls/strikes with the umpire. He got tossed for it.

There are missed calls every game for every pitcher. Maddon, while a great manager; knew what Felix had going and wanted to throw the guy's rhythm off.

That to me is bush league.

If it was a 12-0 game, it would have been bush league. For a team battling for a playoff spot in a 1-0 game, no.

Zakath
08-15-2012, 08:06 PM
Guessing this is the first time a team has had a perfect game the same season they had one thrown against them.


Since this is only the second year in the modern era with more than one perfect game (2010 was the other), it's the first time.

Also the first time that two perfect games have been thrown in the same league in the same season.


How many times have a team been no-hit and had a no-hitter thrown against them in the same season?

In the modern era:
1905 - Frank Smith of the White Sox throws a no-hitter vs. the Tigers on September 6, Bill Dineen of the Americans (Red Sox) throws one against the White Sox on September 27.
1908 - Cy Young throws his third no-hitter for the Red Sox vs. the Highlanders (Yankees) on June 30, Red Sox are no-hit by Bob Rhoads of the Naps (Indians) on September 18.
1910 - Addie Joss of the Naps no-hits the White Sox on April 20, the Naps are no-hit by Chief Bender of the Athletics on May 12.
1911 - Smoky Joe Wood of the Red Sox no-hits the Browns on July 29, Red Sox are no-hit by Ed Walsh of the White Sox on August 27.
1912 - George Mullin of the Tigers no-hits the Browns on July 4, Earl Hamilton of the Browns returns the favor by no-hitting the Tigers on August 30.
1915 - Rube Marquard of the Giants no-hits the Robins (Dodgers) on April 15, Giants are no-hit by Jimmy Lavender of the Cubs on August 31.
1917 - Eddie Cicotte of the White Sox no-hits the Browns on April 14, the Browns return the favor by no-hitting the Sox on consecutive days in May (5th by Ernie Koob, 6th by Bob Groom).
1944 - Jim Tobin of the Braves no-hits the Dodgers on April 27, the Braves are no-hit by Clyde Shoun of the Reds on May 5.
1947 - Don Black of the Indians no-hits the Athletics on July 10, Bill McCahan of the A's no-hits the Senators on September 3.
1951 - Bob Feller throws his third no-hitter for the Indians over the Tigers on July 1, the Indians are no-hit by Allie Reynolds of the Yankees on July 12.
1962 - Bo Belinsky of the Angels no-hits the Orioles on May 5, Halos are no-hit by Earl Wilson of the Red Sox on June 26.
1963 - Don Nottebart of the Colt .45's (Astros) no-hits the Reds on April 23, .45's are no-hit by the Giants' Juan Marichal on June 15 (Marichal's only no-hitter).
1968 - Gaylord Perry of the Giants no-hits the Cardinals on September 17, the Cardinals return the favor the next day, courtesy of Ray Washburn.
1969 - In another consecutive day affair, Jim Maloney of the Reds no-hits the Astros on April 30, while on May 1 Don Wilson of the Astros returns the favor.
1970 - Clyde Wright of the Angels no-hits the A's on July 3, Vida Blue of the A's no-hits the Twins on September 21.
1973 - Steve Busby of the Royals no-hits the Tigers on April 27, the Royals are no-hit by Nolan Ryan of the Angels on May 5 (the first of Ryan's 7 no-hitters).
1977 - Jim Colborn of the Royals no-hits the Rangers on May 14, Bert Blyleven of the Rangers throws his only no-hitter vs. the Angels on September 22.
1978 - Bob Forsch of the Cardinals no-hits the Phillies on April 16, Tom Seaver of the Reds throws his only no-hitter vs. the Cardinals on June 16.
1990 - Mark Langston and Mike Witt of the Angels throw a combined no-hitter vs. the Mariners on April 11, Randy Johnson of the M's no-hits the Tigers on June 2. Later in the season, Dave Stewart of the A's no-hits the Blue Jays on June 29 (one of two no-hitters that day), Dave Steib of the Jays no-hits the Indians on September 2.
1991 - Bob Milacki, Mike Flanagan, Mark Williamson and Gregg Olson of the Orioles throw a combined no-hitter vs. the A's on July 13. The Orioles are no-hit by Wilson Alvarez of the White Sox on August 11, while the Sox are then no-hit by Brett Saberhagen of the Royals on August 26.
2010 - The Rays are no-hit twice, first by Dallas Braden (perfect game) on May 9, then by Edwin Jackson of the D'Backs on June 25, before Matt Garza throws the first and only in Rays' history on July 26 vs. the Tigers.
2012 - Mariners have a perfect game thrown against them by Philip Humber of the White Sox on April 21, and have thrown two no-hitters of their own this year, a 6-pitcher combined no-hitter vs. the Dodgers on June 8, and today's perfect game by Felix Hernandez vs. the Rays.

In other words, a ton of times.

Frontman
08-15-2012, 08:09 PM
If it was a 12-0 game, it would have been bush league. For a team battling for a playoff spot in a 1-0 game, no.

We'll agree to disagree. But if battling for the playoff spot was the focus, you'd think he would of had one or two of his quicker batter try to bunt their way on, or lean into a pitch and take one for the team.

Zakath
08-15-2012, 08:20 PM
This is now the 5th time in their 15-year history that the Rays have been no-hit, and the third time (all in the last four seasons) that they've had a perfect game thrown against them.

The White Sox, in their 112th year, have only been no-hit 13 times, and had only one perfect game thrown against them (Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps on October 2, 1908).

Interestingly, the Cubs have been no-hit only 6 times in their history, with one perfect game (Sandy Koufax on September 9, 1965). Koufax's no-no was the last one thrown against the Cubs.

Of the 23 perfect games in MLB history, 7 have come in the 2000's, and 14 have occurred since 1981. The shortest drought between consecutive perfect games was 20 days (Dallas Braden's perfecto for the A's vs. the Rays on May 9, 2010; Roy Halladay of the Phillies threw one vs. the Marlins on May 29); the longest was 34 years and 161 days (Charlie Robertson of the White Sox was perfect vs. the Tigers on April 30, 1922; the next perfect game was Don Larsen's World Series perfecto for the Yankees vs. the Dodgers on October 8, 1956).

DSpivack
08-15-2012, 08:31 PM
This is now the 5th time in their 15-year history that the Rays have been no-hit, and the third time (all in the last four seasons) that they've had a perfect game thrown against them.

The White Sox, in their 112th year, have only been no-hit 13 times, and had only one perfect game thrown against them (Addie Joss of the Cleveland Naps on October 2, 1908).

Interestingly, the Cubs have been no-hit only 6 times in their history, with one perfect game (Sandy Koufax on September 9, 1965). Koufax's no-no was the last one thrown against the Cubs.

Of the 23 perfect games in MLB history, 7 have come in the 2000's, and 14 have occurred since 1981. The shortest drought between consecutive perfect games was 20 days (Dallas Braden's perfecto for the A's vs. the Rays on May 9, 2010; Roy Halladay of the Phillies threw one vs. the Marlins on May 29); the longest was 34 years and 161 days (Charlie Robertson of the White Sox was perfect vs. the Tigers on April 30, 1922; the next perfect game was Don Larsen's World Series perfecto for the Yankees vs. the Dodgers on October 8, 1956).

Per season it makes some sense that there are more, as there many more total games played in MLB than there were in the past, given 30 teams. But I wonder if it's getting more common per total games played. Of that I am unsure.

goofymsfan
08-15-2012, 08:43 PM
For me this has been an incredible season as a fan. I was at Phil Humber's perfect game thrown against the M's. I was at the combined no hitter the M's threw against the Dodgers. and yes, I was at today's perfect game thrown by King Felix. I stand out in Centerfield on the landing next to the bullpen and you could see how his pitches were breaking from 400 feet away. His stuff was just plain filthy! Congrats to him in throwing the M's first perfect game.

Zakath
08-15-2012, 09:02 PM
Per season it makes some sense that there are more, as there many more total games played in MLB than there were in the past, given 30 teams. But I wonder if it's getting more common per total games played. Of that I am unsure.

In 1981, there were 26 teams. Two more were added in 1993, and two in 1998. While that has increased the number of games played (2106 per year from 1977 to 1992, 2268 from 1993 to 1997, 2430 from 1998 until now), it hasn't been a dramatic enough increase in games to have not increased the ratio. Back in the 16 team era where everyone played 154, there were 1232 games per season.

It would be hard to prove that something has happened in the game to make perfect games more common, as they are such rare occurrences (1 in a season is way above average; 3 blows the whole curve). I just thought it was rather fascinating how many have come since 2000, and since 1981.