Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Silly as it may be, I do believe in baseball jinxes. Maybe it’s superstition, maybe it’s medieval thinking, but here’s my feeble attempt to assist Mark Buehrle tonight (like he needs my help) by pointing out how poorly he has done in his career against the Yankees.
Mark is making his fifth attempt at career victory No. 150 tonight. He ranks seventh in White Sox history in wins behind Ed Cicotte, who won 156 games before being unceremoniously removed from baseball.
To say that Buehrle has struggled against the Yankees is an understatement. Tonight will be his 12th career start, and the left-hander is 1-7 with a 6.68 ERA lifetime vs. NY. His lone win? April 10, 2004 (when he threw 8.0 scoreless IP).
So by pointing out his struggles with the Bronz Bombers, maybe, just maybe Mark will gain a little karma tonight.