Video: DeWayne Wise’s Amazing Catch to Preserve Buehrle’s Perfect Game
Mark Buehrle threw just the 18th perfect game in MLB history on Thursday, beating the Rays 5-0. He faced 27 batters and retired them all, striking out six. There were a couple of close calls, one coming in the 8th when a Pat Burrell line drive landed just foul down the third base line. The other was when Gabe Kapler sent a ball deep to center field to lead off the 9th. Luckily Ozzie Guillen had just put DeWayne Wise in at center as a defensive replacement. Check out his amazing catch:
When you consider the situation and the pressure involved, that was a truly impressive catch. You have to give Ozzie credit for making the switch too, unlike Bruce Bochy who moved Juan Uribe to third base and screwed up Jonathan Sanchez’s perfect game bid. Buehrle says he bought everyone on the team a watch after he threw a no-hitter two years ago. Something tells me he’ll be buying DeWayne Wise something slightly nicer than that.