MLB Wake Up Call - July 24

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BY PHIL BARNES

Players of the night

Pitching
Mark Buehrle
vs. Tampa Bay
CG, 6 K, 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB (Perfect Game)

Who else did you expect? Buehrle took the bump at roughly 1:10 PM yesterday and a little more than two-and-a-half hours later recorded the 18th perfect game in ML history. Fantasy Factor head honcho Ricky O'Donnell was there, and asked me to go. As much as I wanted to, I opted for work. I feel like a schmuck.

Anyway, Buehrle is already having a pretty solid year both in fantasy and reality. His 11 wins leads the American League (tied with Josh Beckett) and 3.24 ERA, to go along with his 1.10 WHIP have, with an exception of the south side of Chicago, kind of flown under the radar.

Maybe this sparks a run for the Chi-Sox, especially considering yesterday's win put them in a tie for first against Detroit.

Hitting
Joe Mauer
vs. LA Angels
3-for-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs

While the only thing that could compete with a perfect game for hitters would probably be a four-home run-game with 12-15 RBI, Mauer continued his MVP run with another three-hit performance.

His .366 average is still tops in the AL and his 15 home runs already tops his career high. He is on pace for 86 RBI, 25 homers and over 90 runs.

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