Mark Buehrle is my all-time favorite pitcher of the Chicago White Sox, so that is why wanting to see the Chicago White Sox win against him Sunday, as they take not he Toronto Blue Jays is tough to hope for, but needed.
With the White Sox, Buehrle was a huge part of the 2005 World Series championship, he pitched a no-hitter against the Texas Rangers and pitched a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. I still believe the White Sox front office gave up on him too soon, but we’ll have that from time to time.
Last year against the White Sox, Buehrle gained the win, pitching 6.1 innings allowing two earned runs on nine hits and two walks.
This season, his second with the Blue Jays, Buehrle is 10-4 with a 2.52 ERA, with 62 strikeouts and a WHIP of 1.23 in 16 starts (107.1 IP). He was the first pitcher in the AL to 10 wins this season.
Buehrle will oppose Jose Quintana, and it is one I’m really looking forward to. The White Sox are also looking for their series win, which would also be their third straight win, something they haven’t done in the month of June.
Should be fun to watch.
In other White Sox news:
• Here is what Southside Showdown’s Joshua McKenie wrote about the 4-3 win on Saturday.
• The White Sox finally win on a Saturday writes the Chicago Sun-Times.
• ESPN.com’s David Schonefield wrote about the best rookie seasons of all-time.
• CSN Chicago writes about how the White Sox have struggled with bases loaded.
Tweet of the Day
All I want is for Mark Buehrle to retire as a White Sox.
— Jack McLaughlin (@lumberJACK1214) June 29, 2014