A Perfect Halladay in Philadelphia

May 30, 2010 by  
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A perfect Halladay in Philadelphia is just what the Phillies needed.

On Saturday, Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in Major League History against the Florida Marlins. It was a fantastic pitchers duel that was won out by Halladay and the Phillies by the score of 1-0.

The Marlins became the second Major League Baseball team from Florida this year to have their bats silenced by a perfectly pitched game. Tampa Bay Rays was the first victim on May 9, 2010 when Dallas Braden of the Oakland Athletics sat all 27 of the Rays’ batters.

Halladay’s perfect game could have not come at a better time as the Phillies have struggled to score runs; therefore, their pitching has been paramount. The lack of run support did not matter Saturday as the Marlins could not in the famous words of Wee Willie Keller “hit them where they aint” and the Phillies can thank Halladay for it.

In Halladay previous start, he was hit hard by the Boston Red Sox during interleague play, but it is safe to say he recovered nicely. Halladay had 11 strikeouts, and Phillies’ defense took care of the rest. Perfect games by Halladay and Braden marked only the second time that two perfect games were pitched in the same year. The feat has not been accomplished since 1880.

On Saturday, he came within pitch from giving a batter free pass to first base seven different times but it never happened. Phillies acquisition of Roy Halladay continues to payoff in the best way. It was more of a payoff in a perfect way on Saturday.

Fans were able to enjoy a perfect Halladay in Philadelphia.

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