The Stat Line of the Night – 10/6/10 – Roy Halladay
Now that was one heck of a way to kick off the 2010 playoffs. Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in postseason history as the Phillies shut down the Reds 4-0 in game 1 of their playoff series.
Speaking of game 1, that was Halladay’s first career postseason start, making an amazing event even more amazing.
“It’s surreal, it really is. I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it’s a dream come true,” Halladay said.
Adding to the utter greatness of this game is that Halladay threw a perfect game against the Marlins in Florida on May 29. Before this year, only five pitchers have thrown two no-hitters in one calendar year or thrown a postseason no-no. Halladay just became the first pitcher to do both and it’s something that will likely never be witnessed again.
Halladay would have had a perfect game except for a Jay Bruce walk in the 5th inning. He fanned 8 Reds and needed just 104 pitches to complete his game. Roy Halladay has The Stat Line of the Night for 10/6/10.