Ah, the Gatorade bath. A fitting reward indeed for many sporting accomplishments including winning the Superbowl or a Conference Title, winning the World Series or Pennant and of course, as Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox learned, pitching a perfect game.
Humber's perfecto was one of three no hitters so far to be thrown in 2012, which has widely been proclaimed as the "year of the pitcher: take two."
In addition to the three no hitters, this season has also seen its share of one, two and three hitters as well as a handful of my favorite baseball stat, the CGSO (complete game shut out).
Needless to say, if you are a fan of great pitching and like to watch hitters squirm in the batter's box, then 2012 has been your year. With the baseball season already one third of the way in and the All-Star Break fast approaching, it's time to take a look back at each team's best and most dominant pitching performances so far this season.