Chicago White Sox starter Phil Humber pitched the 3rd perfect in White Sox history today against the Seattle Mariners and the 21st perfecto in MLB History. The other two were thrown by Charlie Robertson and Mark Buehrle. The White Sox won the game by the final score of 4-0. Humber went into 9th inning with only 80 pitches. He then proceeded to strike out Michael Saunders after falling behind 3-0. Then Humber got John Jaso to fly out to right fielder Alex Rios. To end the perfect game, Humber fanned pinch hitter Brendan Ryan on a 3-2 slider. Then the pile up began just short of the pitching mound.
Humber ended the game with 10 strikeouts. Now on the season, Humber is 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA with 17 strikeouts and 3 walks with only 6 hits given up in 14.1 IP and a WHIP of 0.63. Humber is really starting to establish himself as better than a #5 starter that everyone thinks he is.
Obviously the Mariners offense was non-existent, but the White Sox got there offense from a few different people. Captain Paul Konerko kept his hot hitting going with solo home run in the top of the 2nd inning. Then in the 4th, Konerko hit a RBI single that scored Gordon Beckham. Catcher AJ Pierzynski followed that with an RBI single of his own that scored Brent Morel. Alejandro De Aza tacked on a insurance run with a RBI single in the top of the 9th.
The Chicago White Sox will go for the sweep tomorrow at 3:10 in Safeco Field in Seattle.