Found October 02, 2011 on The Flagrant Fan:
This game picker was a perfect 4-0 yesterday and while it would be great to crow about those results like some proud rooster, the formula was fairly easy. All the home teams were picked and all the favorites. They just happened to all come in.  For the Yankees, Ivan Nova and Robinson Cano will get most of the credit and rightly so, but there were a lot of important events that led to the victory. The perfect relay execution from Granderson to Jeter to Martin to gun down Alex Avila while the game was still tied was huge. The double play that resulted in unfortunate timing by the Tigers came from a hit right up the middle on a stolen base attempt by Austin Jackson and allowed Cano to simply step on second and throw Magglio Ordonez out at first. Nick Swisher followed that with a dive in right field to take a double away from Delmon Young. But probably the biggest moment of the game was Brett Gardner's huge two-out single to plate two runs that took a 2-1 game to 4-1 off Dou...

Halladay Set to Lead Phillies Into October Once Again

Last year’s Game 1 of the NLDS was magical, remarkable, and historical.  On October 6th, 2010, Roy Halladay threw just the second postseason no-hittr in MLB history.  Even better, it was his first postseason start of his career.  Although the Phillies came up short in the NLCS, Halladay finished the 2010 postseason with a 2-1 record and a 2.45 ERA.  Tonight, he will make his...

Halladay, Phillies eager to get postseason started

Roy Halladay came to Philadelphia to pitch in October, knowing the regular season was a necessary formality. Halladay's first trip to the postseason was quite a memorable one, though it ended in bitter disappointment. The two-time Cy Young Award winner, his teammates and just about everyone else in Philadelphia expects the Phillies to win the World Series this time around. ...

Manuel On Halladay: "He was kind of like a Rocky movie."

Here at Buzz On Broad, we obviously love our Rocky references. When Charlie tossed out a Rocky comparison involving Roy Halladay, it fair to say we all got pretty pumped up. When asked about Roy's dominance after the 3-run inning, Manuel said "He was kind of like a "Rocky" movie. He got mad after he gave up the homer. That ticked him off. He hung in there and...

Roy Halladay Came Here To Bury, Not Praise The Cardinals

Crossing Broad brings us this tale of how Roy Halladay gives a menacing, literate answer to a reporter's silly softball: More »

Halladay has fond memories of first postseason contest

PHILADELPHIA --- Roy Halladay will pitch Game 1 of the NLDS for the Phillies tonight (5:07) against the St. Louis Cardinals at Citizens Bank Park.

Phillies-Cardinals NLDS Game 1 Thoughts

One down, 10 more wins to go.  After a sluggish start for both Roy Halladay and the offense, the Phillies woke up in time to pound the Cardinals, 11-6, and start off the 2011 playoffs with a win.  Here are some of my thoughts on the game:-Who else had a sinking feeling in their stomach after Halladay gave up the 3-run homer in the first inning and when the Phillies offense looked...

Cliff Lee Makes Postseason Return With Phillies, Ready To Take On The Cards

After last night’s 11-6 win, the Phillies took the series lead over the Cardinals, 1-0.  Roy Halladay threw 8 strong innings, allowing just 3 hits, and a 3-run home run to Lance Berkman in the first inning.  Halladay held the Cardinals to a tee throughout the rest of the game, allowing just one ball hit out of the infield, that ball coming in the 8th inning.  Halladay earned...

St. Louis Cardinals (90-72) at Philadelphia Phillies (102-60), 5:07 p.m. (ET)

Roy Halladay opened last year's postseason with a no- hitter, but his year ultimately ended in disappointment. He's hoping for a different ending this time around.

Howard's HR backs Halladay, Phils win Game 1

Ryan Howard hit a huge home run, Roy Halladay overcame a shaky start and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 11-6 Saturday night in the opener of their NL division series.

Who Was the Real Hero In Phillies' Game One Victory?

At some point tonight, the regular-season Phillies became the playoff Phillies. It’s not certain when it happened exactly -- whether it was a slow metamorphosis or an instantaneous change. It could have been right after Skip Schumaker singled to lead off the second inning, becoming the last Cardinals batter to reach base against Roy Halladay. It could have been when Jimmy Rollins...

2011 National League Divisional Series, Game #1: The Phils offense romp behind their ace, as they rout the Cards, 11-6.

After trailing early, the Phils’ offense roar for eleven runs in support of the team’s ace, Roy Halladay, as they rout the Cards, 11-6. The Cards took a quick 3-0 lead as, with two men on, and with one man out, Lance Berkman hits the first pitch he saw into the right field seats for a three-run home run, his first home run of the series, knocking in Rafael Furcal, who had...

Berkman says no no-no to Doc with early HR

Roy Halladay not only allowed a hit to the very first batter he faced, Rafael Furcal, but found himself trailing after Lance Berkman belted a three-run homer in the first inning of Game 1 of the NLDS.

At the Bank on Saturday Night: The Old Masters

Observations:1. I did learn from the Weather Channel that when they say there's a 50% chance of rain what they mean is that with the weather patterns presented, it has rained 50 times out of 100. Thankfully, we were on the favorable side of that prediction last night.2. We sat in the second deck in right field, about 10 feet on the "foul" side of the foul pole. Good...
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