Buehrle Tosses No-Hitter!
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Apr 19, 2007 12:39PM
Two weeks into the season, the White Sox had looked mediocre at best. Wednesday night was an entirely different story. On any other night, two Jim Thome homers and a Jermaine Dye grand slam would be the big news. But not Wednesday.
That's because Mark Buehrle threw a no-hitter, just one walk away from tossing a perfect game. Because he picked off Sammy Sosa after issuing the lone walk in the fifth, Buehrle did face the minimum 27 hitters while striking out eight in the Sox's 6-0 victory. And he finished the game in a brisk two hours and three minutes.
Buehrle's no-hitter was the first by a White Sox pitcher since Wilson Alvarez's 1991 blanking of Baltimore, although it is the sixteenth in Sox history.
Now we'll just have to see if this game — which saw the team clicking on the mound, at the plate and in the field — can give the Sox an ongoing boost.
Photos via AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh.