DOCtober in Philly

TAGs: baseball, no hitter, philadelphia phillies, roy halladay

It hasn’t happen since Larsen did it in Game 5 of the World Series in 1956, no one since Nolan Ryan has done it twice in the same season in baseball…But in his first postseason start Roy Halladay, the bar none best pitcher in the game today, throws a no hitter against the Reds, his second of the year. Major League Baseball couldn’t have asked for a better start to the postseason…

If it wasn’t for a walk in the third inning, Halladay had himself a perfect game. He threw 104 pitches, struck out 8 and was absolutely masterful. For those who bet on the Phillies to go the distance, that’s a bet that damn near starting to look like a lock. If anything, a performance like that can charge up an entire team and most of all an entire pitching staff. To be real, and I know this is ridiculous, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he threw another one this postseason, he’s been lights out for the past month.

It’s becoming a general rule of thumb, don’t bet against Roy Halladay, now you can add, don’t bet against Roy Halladay in the post-season. After the game the Philly fans were going crazy in the stands and when they came to interview the Doc, he was as cool as a fan, still in command. I know it’s early, but it’s looking like a sweep show for the Phillies. Just to add to his historical night, Doc recorded a hit and an RBI which is more offense than entire Reds team was able to muster.


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