Buehrle’s completes first game since 2010
SAN DIEGO — Mark Buehrle’s complete game on Saturday was his first since 2010.
From the Marlins’ standpoint, complete games have been rare. Remember, the team set a Major League mark of going 301 straight games between complete games. That drought ended on Aug. 19, 2008 when Ricky Nolasco went the distance on a two-hitter at San Francisco.
Buehrle’s nine-inning effort at San Diego on Saturday was Miami’s first complete game of the season. For the veteran, it was his first since Oct. 2, 2010, in a six-inning finish against the Indians.
The last time Buehrle tossed a nine-inning complete game came on July 23, 2010 at Oakland.
In Buehrle’s career, he has 28 complete games. His season most is five with the White Sox in 2002.
Miami complete game leaders since 2006
* Ricky Nolasco, 6
* Anibal Sanchez, 6
* Josh Johnson, 4
* Dontrelle Willis, 4
* Chris Volstad, 3
* Javier Vazquez, 2
* Mark Buehrle, 1
— Joe Frisaro