Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Many baseball fans and analysts wondered how veteran all-star Roy Halladay would pitch when he finally found himself in a meaningful game. After a very productive career with the average-at-best Blue Jays, Halladay signed with the Phillies for a shot at a ring.
Halladay answered the questions of the baseball world and moved the Phillies closer to a second title in three years in dramatic fashion - throwing only the second no-hitter in baseball postseason history. In the first playoff game of his career, Halladay shut down the Cincinnati Reds, one of the best offensive teams in the sport.
Halladay has consistently been one of the best pitchers in baseball, however this performance makes him a legend. He is only the second pitcher to throw a no-no in the playoffs, and his stellar career shows this is certainly no fluke. 2010 was the year of the pitcher, and the stellar pitcher match-ups in the postseason reflect this notion. Despite all the talent, Halladay continues to be the best, and is now one game closer to being a champion.
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