You certainly didn’t miss this first entry. Philip Humber mowed down the Seattle Mariners and tossed the twenty-first perfect game in Major League Baseball history. Humber needed only 96 pitches to complete the task. He threw 67 strikes and struck out nine batters, including the drama of a dropped third strike to close out history.
Humber’s effort helped to cover (at least on a small level) the epic meltdown in Boston, where the Red Sox blew a nine-run lead and lost 15-9 to the hated Yankees. Bobby Valentine was quoted as saying that the team had “hit bottom.” He said the team had “hit bottom” on April 21? What’s the acronym of NFL again? Mother Nature stepped in on behalf of the Red Sox and forced the postponement of the series finale on Sunday.