GENEVA, IL-Perfect games represent the most difficult feat a pitcher can accomplish on the mound. Without a doubt.
Only 23 MLB pitchers have tossed a perfect game but ZERO threw multiple perfectos. Baseball fanatics can, therefore, appreciate the rarity of the challenging accomplishment.
Frewsburg native and professional minor league pitcher (Arizona Diamonbacks organization) Connor Grey was very excited after tossing his perfect game last Friday evening for the Kane County Cougars.
“I mean it’s great,” Grey said. “This is every pitcher’s dream and I finally got one and it’s in pro ball.”
“That means so much more and it’s an incredible feeling.”
Grey, however, was all business Wednesday evening after allowing just one run in five innings of long relief. He told WNYNewsNow he can’t dwell on past accomplishments.
“It’s playoffs so it’s a new slate, “Grey said. “So that game (referring to the perfect game) doesn’t matter.”
“I just wanted to go out there and give my team the chance to get back in the game and we ended up tying it up. I, then, unfortunately gave up a lead-off double and a single for the winning run, but I wanted to give my team a chance to get back in the game.”
Grey said he’s learned a lot this year as he notices improvement both physically and mentally.
“I have improved with my strike-throwing and getting ahead of guys,” Grey stated. “Mentally, I’ve learned to take one pitch at a time and giving my team the chance to win ball games.”
The St. Boniventure alumnus told WNYNewsNow he will be done for the first round. Grey previously stated he expects to start either Game 1 or 2 if Kane County advances to Round 2.