Roy Halladay is Perfect

baseballRoy Halladay pitched a perfect game for the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday in their 1-0 win over the Florida Marlins.

It's no surprise. Roy Halladay is the the best starter in baseball, the greatest Blue Jays starter of all-time and I once sat in the stands at SkyDome while he no-hit the Tigers for 8.2 innings. You just knew one day he'd be perfect.

Here's how he did it:

Marlins 1st: Chris Coghlan called out on strikes. Gaby Sanchez strikes out swinging. Hanley Ramirez grounds out, second baseman Chase Utley to first baseman Ryan Howard.

Marlins 2nd: Jorge Cantu strikes out on foul tip. Dan Uggla strikes out swinging. Cody Ross grounds out, third baseman Juan Castro to first baseman Ryan Howard.

Marlins 3rd: Brett Hayes pops out to second baseman Chase Utley. Cameron Maybin flies out to centre-fielder Shane Victorino. Josh Johnson strikes out swinging.

Marlins 4th: Chris Coghlan grounds out, second baseman Chase Utley to first baseman Ryan Howard. Gaby Sanchez lines out sharply to centre-fielder Shane Victorino. Hanley Ramirez called out on strikes.

Marlins 5th: Jorge Cantu grounds out, second baseman Chase Utley to first baseman Ryan Howard. Dan Uggla flies out to centre-fielder Shane Victorino. Cody Ross grounds out to first baseman Ryan Howard.

Marlins 6th: Brett Hayes strikes out swinging, catcher Carlos Ruiz to first baseman Ryan Howard. Cameron Maybin grounds out, shortstop Wilson Valdez to first baseman Ryan Howard. Josh Johnson flies out to left-fielder Raul Ibanez.

Marlins 7th: Chris Coghlan called out on strikes. Gaby Sanchez lines out to left-fielder Raul Ibanez. Hanley Ramirez called out on strikes.

Marlins 8th: Jorge Cantu grounds out sharply, third baseman Juan Castro to first baseman Ryan Howard. Dan Uggla called out on strikes. Cody Ross pops out to shortstop Wilson Valdez.

Marlins 9th: Pinch hitter Mike Lamb flies out centre-fielder Shane Victorino. Pinch hitter Wes Helms called out on strikes. Pinch hitter Ronny Paulino grounds out, third baseman Juan Castro to first baseman Ryan Howard.

Halladay's perfect game is just the 20th in Major League history. It couldn't have happened to a more deserving guy, I just wish he had done it one season earlier.


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felix

I asked you if you wanted to bet he'd throw a no-no this season, I had no idea it'd be a perfect game. Way to go, Doc.

May 30, 2010 @ 11:56 PM

Buffalo Boy Mike

I wrote a post on Doc too and while I liked it, I think its time to forget Doc after this and start focusing on the fact that the Current Jays have 9 games in a row here against Tampa and the Yankees and have a chance to make a serious move on this division. They lead the world in homeruns, RBIS and Runs scored and their pitching staff leads the league in strikeouts by a mile.
The current team deserves some notice.

May 31, 2010 @ 8:50 AM

Buster

You really should credit the Toronto Sun with the break down (inning by inning) that you used.

May 31, 2010 @ 9:07 AM

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@Buster

It's not from the Toronto Sun, both the Sun and I took it from The Canadian Press, and I linked to the source before blockquoting it, as I always do.

May 31, 2010 @ 9:25 AM

James

I agree BBM..

It's kind of like the casual T.O. sports fan temporarily checked out on the Jays when Doc was traded.

I think that's understandable, but now it's time to check back in.

I don't think this is a playoff team, but they're young, exciting and off to the best Jays start since 93. And that's without any of the three studs they got for Doc at the major league level.

They have a really exciting young core, and they're defying all expectations so far.

May 31, 2010 @ 1:50 PM

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