The Stat Line Of The Night – 06/02/09 – Roy Halladay
Total Pro Sports – Roy Halladay has been as close to unstoppable that MLB pitchers get. If his 9-1 record doesn’t prove that, then maybe one should consider the fact that his last two starts were no decisions, even though one was seven shutout innings and the other he handed his bullpen a 5 run lead, only to see it wither away. Last night he would make sure that didn’t happen again.
Playing at home to the Los Angeles Angels, Halladay was on a mission to make good on his third attempt for that elusive ninth win, and 133 pitches later that was exactly what he got. In his second complete game of the season, the Doc recorded 14 Ks, allowing four runs on seven hits, leading the Jays to the 6-4 victory. Coach Cito Gaston approached Roy before the beginning of the 9th to see if his ace could continue and Roy did just that, leading his team to the win and earning himself “The Stat Line Of The Night” for Tuesday June 2nd, 2009.
With all that is made of pitch-counts these days, Roy Halladay seems to be the antithesis of it all. With only one inning of trouble, a four run 7th, the doc was strong throughout and never seems to get tired one the mound. With managers and other baseball gurus always talking about saving their top pitcher’s arms for later in the season, Roy Halladay is one horse that you shouldn’t be afraid to overwork.