The Stat Line Of The Night – 06/07/09 – Roy Halladay
Total Pro Sports – One start after throwing 133 pitches in a complete game effort, Jays coach Cito Gaston was keeping a close eye on his ace, Roy Halladay. How would the Doc respond? How about another complete game, but this time it only took 97 pitches to close out the Kansas City Royals.
With his early opposition for the Cy Young Award, Zack Greinke, on hand watching his performance, Roy was on top of his game and the struggling Royals bats had no answer. Going the full distance, Halladay allowed only 7 hits, all singles, while striking out six and not walking a batter to lead his team to the 4-0 victory and earn himself honors as “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Sunday June 7th, 2009.
Halladay has become a pleasure for Jays fans to watch with his efficient and effective style, but these days it isn’t only those in the crowd who enjoy catching a glimps of the doc at work. Pitchers from opposing clubs (even their top aces) have taken note of when the Doc is on the mound and make an effort to get a peak each inning he is out there. There may be no greater sign of respect for the 32-year-old all-star.