Well first off, I feel kind of bad, I wanted to write a blog on Buehrle’s no-no but it kind of slipped my mind, so i’ll write a paragraph about it in this one, but first onto smaller things ha.
1 out, 1 stinking out away from sweeping the Tigers and Mr. Untouchable David Aardsma left a pitch up, and Thames hit it out for a 2 run shot. I gotta say, I saw it coming a mile away. I kept thinking about how Thames tied the game against the Cardinals last year with a 2 out HR off Izzy in the 9th. And I kept thinking Aardsma would do the same. And not to my suprise…..he did. From that point on I knew we were going to lose, momentum shifted and we looked dead at the plate. Crede’s first homer of the season…wasted (small tidbit: Crede has homered in Comerica Park at least one time in the past 4 series at Comerica, he really makes Comerica seem small).
Now contrary to what people may think, Im not panicing, I agree with the decision of letting Aardsma finish it since he has been absolutely untouchable to start the season. But thats how I knew he was gonna give up the homer, he was due to give up something. Its just unfortunate that he had to do it at that time. We had our chances to really put the game out of reach. One key moment comes to mind in the top half of that inning with Paulie up with runners at the corners and 1 out and like always the head hang showed up and he GIDP. But still, 2 outta 3 aint that bad.
Now onto the bigger story, Mr. no-no himself Mark Buehrle, first off….I WAS THERE!! It was absolutely amazing and a game I will never ever ever forget in my entire life. I’ve never been so nervous in my entire life, about the 4th inning I looked at the scoreboard and thought to myself "heh…he’s got a no-no going" not realizing that he would actually do it. Honeslty, I figured the Rangers would get to him in the 5th because Buehrle doesn’t pitch well against the Rangers at the Cell. Come the 9th inning, I didn’t wanna look, but I knew I had to because I was about to witness history. And in the back of my mind, I knew he would get it because the Texas hitters looked absolutely terrible at the plate against him. His only blemish? The walk to Whaaammy, whom he promptly picked off. he was so close to perfection. Oh well, can’t do much better than Mark did, don’t get me wrong though, he gave up some shots that his defense caught (Crede’s gem to throw out Hairston, Iguchi’s dive in the hole, Dye robbing the HR). Mark was just incredibly lucky but still what an accomplishment.
And of course Buehrle being Buehrle, didn’t give the credit to himself but to his teammates, this is the kind of guy we need to have on this team for another 5 years, Mark is a class act. And what did Buehrle do to finish off the night? Being the red neck that he is, he went home, watched some hunting shows on T.V., walked the dogs, and made a pizza. Yep, thats just Buehrle being Buehrle. Get those Royals tonight MB.
1) Paulie should be hitting 5th until he gets his head clear (which I know he will)
2) Pablo in the 2 hole isn’t such a bad idea
3) Brian should be traded, its obvious there no place for him here anymore, trade him, bring up Terrero, and groom Sweeney to be the future CF.
4) Go away Boone, just go away, and bring up D-Day
5) Bulls > Heat in 6
Till next time.