Another Perfect Game…. Kind Of

Armando Galarraga threw a perfect game only 4 days after Roy Halladay… sort of. He pitched a legitimate perfect game tonight on June 2; but with 2 outs in the top of the 9th, the Tigers pitcher got Jason Donald to ground out to first.

Check out what happened here.

Unbelievable, an obvious blown call on the last out of a perfect game. This was after Austin Jackson made a remarkable running, over the shoulder catch to save the perfect game in the top of the 9th.

So here is the question, and it has come up before during Dallas Braden’s perfect game when Longoria tried a bunt single to break up the no-no, if this was the 3rd inning, would anyone care as much? What if he pitched a shutout from that point forward in the 3rd, would anyone care? I can tell you this… Detroit is rioting right now. They haven’t had a good reason to riot since 1967.

This was an obvious blown call that could have capped off the most remarkable start to the MLB season in history. It would/should have been three perfect games, one no hitter, and the fourth perfect game in 10 months if you include Mark Buehrle’s late last season.

Alas, we will have to settle on watching one of the most dominating pitcher starts in history in Ubaldo Jimenez.

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2 Responses
  1. The Commish says:

    What IS hilarious is the expression on the Clev Indians trainer in the dugout on the reply of the blown call

  2. The Commish says:

    Even if this isn’t the real deal… some of these tweets are hilarious