Roy Halliday -- What a Game!!!

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  1. jwsamuel

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    Before the game, I heard the sports pundits speculating that Roy Halliday might be nervous in his first post-season start. I wonder what they are thinking now.
     
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    Well..... the man said he wanted to pitch in the postseason.
    He got a big hit, too.

    Great play by Ruiz to end it.

    10 more to go.

    Go Phils.
     
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    talk about perfect stuff! man!
     
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    only the 2nd No-Hitter in postgame history...and remember he also had a perfect game back in May! a year for the ages.
     
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    Toronto sports fans knew what we'd lost when the Jays traded him.

    I really think he'll go down as one of the all-time greats.

    Cheers,
    Geoff
     
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    ..Only 3 3ball counts..Pretty amazing...
     
  7. jwsamuel

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    Don't forget that he had a hit, an RBI and scored a run too.

    I have tickets to Friday's game. I sure wish I had had them for tonight.

    Jim
     
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    Halladay is amazing. He will finally get his due and the publicity he deserves this post season. BTW, I don't see anyone beating the Phillies.
     
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    CSN had something up at one point that said only like 4 or 5 other guys threw 2 no-hitters in a season, how many of those were 1 walk away from two perfect games? This guy's ridiculous, watching him pitch tonight was amazing. and he's a great guy on top of it, man we're lucky.
     
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    And the Reds waited all this time to see that? What an outing he had! He had so much action on some of his pitches they fooled me and I was just spectating!
     
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    How about this - 104 pitches: 79 strikes, 25 balls. Talk about command.
     
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    Yep...that was pretty amazing. That guy is a top notch pitcher. Cool that he could do it in the postseason. And usually a no hitter needs a remarkable defensive play or two to keep it going. This game didn't really need one.
    There's been a lot of great pitching today. Cliff Lee had a good game and Liriano is having a pretty great game so far.
     
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    there's a reason Vegas has the phils as favorites to win it
     
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    What a great game!!! The last out could have been tricky since the ball rolled into the bat.

    The "Doc" pitched with surgical precision today.

    Is he the only one to pitch a no hitter in the regular season and post season
     
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    May not be a no-no Friday (but maybe), but as I'm sure you know, Roy Oswalt isn't too shabby either.
     
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    I only caught the last 4 innings, but he was dealing for sure. Could you imagine how strong the rotation would be if they kept Lee and still managed to get Oswalt.
     
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    So I was thinking about this some more. Pitchers usually slump right after a no-hitter. What if that game throws him off for the rest of the playoffs?
    Not that I think that will happen. Just something that crossed my mind.
     
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    Not gonna happen. He just doesn't seem to have "bad" games - at least far less frequently than most. His consistency is amazing. That, the adrenalin from being in the post season (and obviously from today's effort not giving him the jitters), and his preparedness and focus makes this unlikely. Not impossible. But I don't see it happening.

    I did see his last start before he was sent down to the minors by the Jays many, many moons ago. He was brutal. Really. But obviously he had the strength to weather that, use it as an opportunity and come back stronger.

    Despite being a bit sad to see him leave the Jays, glad to see that he is having a chance to play for a winner. He deserves it.

    Cheers,
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    What Geoff says!

    Give yourself a little bit of time to get used to Roy's awesome talent. You're about to find out just how consistently good he is -something us Jays fans here in Toronto are quite aware of.
     
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    Roy is just a pure class act. I am thrilled to see him doing well with the Phillies. I remember when he was traded and he took out a whole page in the Toronto newspaper to thank the fans. Great role model.

    Regarding his stuff being a Jays fan the one thing I noticed more than anything is how many ground balls Roy creates. His stuff is so good and when it does get hit they are usually slow rollers. Such an intense individual when he's on the mound as well.
     
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