Former White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle 1st to 10 wins in ’14


Jun 1, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Mark Buehrle (56) throws against the Kansas City Royals in the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday former Chicago White Sox ace Mark Buehrle became the first pitcher in MLB this season to earn 10 wins.

Buehrle, who now pitches for the Toronto Blue Jays (34-24), is having one of his best seasons he’s ever had in the Majors, as he’s 10-1 overall with an ERA of 2.10.

The veteran of 14 years in the Majors, Buehrle has 12 starts this year (81.1 innings pitched) where he’s holding the opposition to .253 with 46 strikeouts.

Buehrle may not be striking out players, but he’s winning games by controlling the spot where his pitches are going, and as a fan of watching Buehrle pitch, I couldn’t be more happy for him and the season he is currently having with the first-place Blue Jays.

On Sunday, Buehrle pitched eight innings, allowing no runs on six hits and one walk. He struck out three.

For the season, Buehrle has a WHIP of 1.19.

His lone loss thus far this season came on April 25 vs. the Boston Red Sox where he allowed six earned runs. In seven starts since that game vs. the Red Sox, Buehrle has allowed a total of 11 earned runs.

Buehrle pitched for the White Sox from 2000-11, winning a World Series with the White Sox in ’05. With the White Sox, Buehrle was 161-119 with a 3.83 ERA and 1,396 strikeouts.