Saturday, May 29, 2010

Perfection, thy name is Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay has confirmed what we already knew about him: he's not a man, he's a machine. How else do you explain the clinic he put on against the Marlins on Saturday?

In just over 2 hours, Halladay needed 115 pitches to retire all 27 of the Marlins he faced and become the 20th player in MLB history to throw a perfect game. Halladay also became the second Phillie to throw a perfect game all time, with the first being Jim Bunning in 1964.

What more is there to say about Roy Halladay? While some of the previous perfect games in history were somewhat fluky, we know that Halladay has good enough stuff to flirt with history nearly every time he takes the mound. The Marlins certainly facilitated things with their free-swinging ways but that doesn't take away from the fact that Halladay was on point all game long. The Phillies defense also deserves the credit as they made all the right plays and even some stellar plays along the way.

I'd say this Roy Halladay guy is pretty good, huh? He truly turns every 5th game into a chance to watch something special.

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