Roy Halladay Records A No-Hitter In His First Post-Season Game
After an outstanding regular season that saw him win 21 games, record a 2.44 ERA, and throw 219 strikeouts, many baseball fans were left to wonder how Roy Halladay would respond in his first ever playoff start. Well the answer is in and it is just about as close to perfect as you can get.
Halladay became only the second player in MLB history to record a no-hitter in the playoffs as his Phillies defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-0 in Game 1 of their NLDS series. The only thing that stood between the Doc and a perfect game was a walk he issued in the 5th inning, but he was otherwise flawless in his post-season debut.
Halladay now becomes only the second pitcher to record a no-hitter in the post season (Don Larsen was the other in 1956). He is also only the fourth pitcher in MLB history to record two no-hitters in the same season (Nolan Ryan was the last in 1973). He pitched a perfect game on May 29 against the Florida Marlins.