Game: Regular Season Game @ Seattle Mariners
How rare are perfect games? Major League Baseball once went 42 straight years without one. Phil Humber didn't have a striking resume or overwhelming stuff, but he was intensely focused, confident, and ballsy as hell when he went 27-up-27-down against the Seattle Mariners last weekend.
Humber started the ninth inning going 3-0 on Seattle's Michael Saunders before striking him out on a 3-2 hook. You know you're feeling it when you're throwing full-count hooks with a perfect game on the line. In a dramatic conclusion to the game, Humber struck out Brendan Ryan who vehemently argued his check swing while Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski made the throw to first.
Oh yeah, did we mention that the Mets had drafted him but traded him back in '08? Sorry, Mets fans. #hadtodoit