Halladay no-hits Reds in postseason debut

by Joseph Birmingham

Roy Halladay was happy to get to the postseason.

The Phillies go to guy on the mound this year should receive serious consideration in the Cy Young balloting.   He didn’t hurt his cause with a masterful performance tonight, including a 2nd inning run scoring two out single.

But time to talk about his pitching folks.

Halladay was near perfect with a no hitter, only one walk, 104 pitches.

The Phillies main offensive weapons didn’t have much impact after Volquez got chased after allowing 4 runs and 4 hits in 1 and 2/3 innings to start the game.  Utley started 0-2, Howard 0-3 and Werth 0-3 with 1 RBI and no runs between them.

The Phillies offense didn’t need to do a whole lot as Halladay made his postseason debut with an exclamation point by throwing a no hitter.

The Reds hardly looked like the majors best offensive ball club.   The Phillies DID look like the team to beat.  They began their 4th straight postseason with the win.  Over the last 4 years, they have now won 5 of 7 postseason series, and lead this one 1-0.

They have improved the last 5 years, going from 85 to 89 to 92 to 92 to 97 wins, winning the NL twice and the World Series once.  Halladay became the fifth pitcher in history to record 2 no hitters in the same season, and the only one to do it with such flair, recording his second one in the opening game of the post season.  Tonight was only the second no hitter in postseason history.

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6 Responses to “Halladay no-hits Reds in postseason debut”

  1. Eric on October 6th, 2010 7:49 pm

    Just an unbelievable game. If you are a Reds fan how can you have hope right now? Even if they somehow steal Game 2 or Game 3, Halladay will be waiting in Game 4.

    Just a great moment for Halladay and Phillies fans.

  2. Fred Worden on October 6th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Now that’s a statement. Any other team out there that wants to contend with the phillies just need to realize what they are up against. Yankees want a rematch bring it on. Or we can even beat the Rays again. It doesnt matter much anymore. We have one hell of a pitching staff. WORLD SERIES… Bring It On!

  3. John F on October 7th, 2010 12:28 pm

    Being a Reds fan, all I can say is that we are an incredibly young team, and they need this experience to move forward. We are a small market operation, not the mega-markets like Philly or New York. The Phillies are a good club, but don’t get over confident. You are beatable. Everyone is.

  4. philee fan on October 7th, 2010 12:48 pm

    John F,,, Take your Meds dude you are becoming delusional.

  5. Eric Schwartz on October 7th, 2010 12:51 pm

    John. I like what the Reds have in terms of the future. I don’t see this team having much of a chance in this series, but long term the Reds have a nice plan and look to be a contender for several years. The big question is, being a small market, can they bring in an arm good enough to compete with what the top playoff teams offer?

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