The Stat Line Of The Night – 09/30/09 – Roy Halladay
Total Pro Sports – In what may be his final start for the Toronto Blue Jays, Roy Halladay wanted to end the season on a strong note at Fenway last night against the Boston Red Sox, and he did just that. Looking to complete a sweep of the Sox the Doc was at his best, leading the Jays to an easy 12-0 victory.
Halladay was dominant throughout the game, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and going the distance for the complete game shutout. He only allowed three hits while striking out 5 batters and he even found the time to deal out some revenge. After Adam Lind was beaned by Jonathan Papelbon last night following a three home run performance, Halladay stepped up early in tonight`s game and delivered a ball to the spine of David Ortiz. It was an all around gutsy performance that would earn the ace honors as the “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Wednesday, September 30th, 2009.
With trade rumors expected to pick up at the end of the season, it is very likely the Jays will look to move Halladay in order to begin rebuilding the team. They lack some much needed high level talent in their farm systems and will thus look for three or four top prospects in a deal. With teams looking to start fresh and make a run for the World Series championship next season, expect there to be a lot of interest in this doctor over the winter.