Year of the Pitcher: Deluxe Edition

Posted: October 7, 2010 by amyaubrey in MLB
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If it wasn’t clear before, it is now beyond a shadow of a doubt: 2010 is the Year of the Pitcher.  Roy Halladay has solidified this title once again.  Last night, Doc Halladay threw his 2nd no-hitter of the year & the 6th this season.  What is more impressive then this?  His first no-hitter of the year was a perfect game & if not for 1 pitch yesterday, he would have been perfect again.  2 perfect games by the same person has never been done before & there are only a handful of players who have ever thrown 2 no-hitters, let alone in the same season.  What is even more impressive you may ask?  He threw it in the playoffs.  It is the only the 2nd no-hitter ever thrown in the postseason.  The last one was in 1956, which was a perfect game in the World Series thrown by Don Larsen.  Want to be impressed one more time?  This was Roy’s first ever playoff start.  He was the best pitcher over the longest period of time to never get to the playoffs & now when he does, he shows us why he should have been there forever.  Phillie fans are calling it Doc-tober & we couldn’t agree more.  Congratulations once again Roy!

Needless to say, Philadelphia won that game, so they now lead the Reds 1-0.  They will next play on Friday.  As for the rest of the playoffs, which certainly took a back seat yesterday to this story here you go…

Cliff Lee added to his strong playoff resume by recording 10 strikeouts in a very good outing against the Rays.  Had Roy not done what he did, Lee would likely have been the story of the day.  Texas won that one 5-1 & lead the series 1-0.  That series continues today with “Big Game” James Shields against hottie patottie CJ Wilson.

The Yankees did what they do against the Twins & came from behind to beat them 6-4 in Game 1.  In a battle of big lefties, the biggest of them all CC Sabathia came out on top.  They also continue their series tonight at Target Field in Minnesota.

The Braves & the Giants will play Game 1 tonight, with Derek Lowe starting for the Braves & Big Time Timmy Jim Lincecum for the Giants.

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