Phil Humber pitched the game of his life on his way into the record books on Saturday, retiring all 27 Mariners that he faced in order.
Humber was absolutely brilliant, striking out nine hitters in the process of achieving perfection. He only needed 96 pitches to get through the masterpiece, the last of which got Brendan Ryan on a check-swing, called third strike. This was the 21st perfect game in MLB history, and the first since Roy Halladay's effort against the Marlins in May of 2010. Humber now owns the third perfect game (18th no-hitter) in the proud history of the White Sox, joining Mark Buehrle (2009) and Charlie Robertson (1922). He improves to 1-0 on the season and owns a miniscule 0.63 ERA. Humber will likely attract a lot of attention when he takes on the Red Sox on Thursday next week.