Palm Beach’s Corrigan Proves Perfect

This season hasn't always been easy for Cardinals righthander Chris Corrigan, but he finished it up in perfect fashion.

The 24-year-old threw a perfect game in an 8-0 win against Charlotte. Palm Beach has only four games left in the season, so this was Corrigan's final start of 2012.

A 30th-round pick out of Mississippi in 2009 who features a low 90s fastball and solid curveball , Corrigan had worked predominantly out of the bullpen until recently. He worked out of the Palm Beach bullpen at the start of the year, then was promoted to Double-A Springfield in late May. He struggled significantly in his short four-game stint in the Texas League, compiling a 7.36 ERA, and was sent back to the Florida State League. Since the demotion, Corrigan has started for Palm Beach. Before Wednesday night, he had never made it out of the sixth inning in a start.

With the way Corrigan was in control on Wednesday, there was little reason to think about pulling him from the game. He set a career high in strikeouts while demonstrating the best control of his career as well.