Posted by: Jeremy | June 7, 2009

Halladay shuts out Royals, as if there was any doubt he wouldn’t


Dr. Roy

Dr. Roy

Not to go all Carlos Beltran on the poor Royals, I got the feeling you could’ve replayed today’s game 100 times and Roy Halladay would’ve won every time. The good doctor pitched his second consecutive complete game, this one a shutout, 4-0 over Kansas City. The numbers are remarkable — Halladay gave up just seven singles, walked none and threw only 97 pitches to improve to 10-1, lowering his ERA to 2.52 in the process. Halladay also tied a record by throwing at least seven innings in his first 13 starts and is the first pitcher to reach 100 innings this season.

Lyle Overbay homered for the second time in three games and bumped his average over .300, and Aaron Hill snapped an 0-for-25 skid with a homer in the third.

Overall, a 5-4 homestand following a nine-game losing streak. Not the worst that could’ve happened, but it would’ve been nice to have taken Thursday afternoon’s game from the Angels. Next up is a four-game set in Texas, then Toronto heads home for a classic weekend matchup with NL East rival Florida.

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  1. Halladay is simply amazing.
    I love his workhorse ethic and consistency. The amount of complete games he pitches every year harkens back to the old days (although he still pitches far fewer).
    He’s been one of the most underrated pitchers for the past five years, but now that he’s on this absolutely mind-blowing tear, he’s finally getting some recognition. Good for him.

  2. Yeah, he’s absolutely incredible. I wouldn’t be surpised to see him pitch well into his 40s…


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