Posted by: Jeremy | June 2, 2009

It don’t get no better


The best in the game

The best in the game

Some nights I get on my knees and thank God that Roy Halladay is a Toronto Blue Jay. Seriously, is there a more reliable starter in all of baseball? Doc was at his best again tonight, striking out a career-high 14 in a complete game 6-4 win against the California Angels of Anaheim at Los Angeles. Cito Gaston did his best Grady Little impression, letting Halladay throw 133 pitches, but how can you argue? After all, Doc had just one complete game on the season entering the game, down from his career average of about 27 per year. Anyway, Halladay didn’t seem to slow down in the ninth, striking out the side, including Macier Izturis to finish things off. Every Angels hitter struck out at least once.

Also, good news on the offensive front — Toronto roughed up Los Angeles starter Joe Saunders, chasing him in the sixth down 6-0. The Angels struck back with a suprise attack, somehow scoring four in the seventh before Doc went back to work. Alex Rios homered for the second straight game and Scott Rolen, Kevin Millar and Rod Barajas each had a pair of hits in the win.

The Jays and Angels meet for the second game of the three-game set tomorrow night, with Casey Janssen going up against Jered Weaver (better known as the brother of 2006 World Series hero Jeff Weaver).

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