Stat of the Day

0 – Chicago White Sox (6-7) lefty Mark Buehrle threw the first no-hitter of the season and the first of his career Wednesday, striking out eight and walking just one in the Sox’s 6-0 victory over the Texas Rangers (6-8). The only walk given up was in the fifth inning to Sammy Sosa, who he quickly picked off soon after. Buerhle recorded his first decision of the year and lowered his numbers to an impressive 2.08 ERA and a major league-leading 0.58 WHIP. Go trade your Albert Pujols for him right now. Really, do it.

Quote of the Day: “I can’t believe I did it. Perfect game would have been nice, too.” — Buehrle
Damn, athletes are so cocky. Never satisfied, but I guess that’s a good thing.

Split Stat of the Day: This was the first game in major league history in which one player (Buehrle) threw a no-hitter, another (Jermaine Dye) hit a grand slam and a third (Jim Thome) had a multi-homer game.

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