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Roy Halladay outdueled Erik Bedard, pitching eight strong innings as the visiting Philadelphia Phillies opened the season with a 1-0 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Halladay (1-0) allowed back-to-back singles to Alex Presley and Jose Tabata leading off the first inning. The two-time Cy Young winner then got Andrew McCutchen to ground into a double play. A hit a batter in the fourth was the only baserunner the Pirates managed the rest of the way.
Halladay threw just 92 pitches before giving the ball to Jonathan Papelbon, who retired the final three hitters in order for his first National League save.
Philadelphia scored the only run in the seventh inning, when Ty Wigginton reached on a one-out single, moved to third on a John Mayberry Jr. double and scored on a sacrifice fly by Carlos Ruiz.
Despite the loss, Bedard (0-1) pitched well in his National League debut, scattering six hits and a walk over seven innings of work while striking out four.
Ruiz was 3-for-3 to lead the...
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Roy Halladay allowed just two hits in eight innings and the Philadelphia Phillies opened with a 1-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday.
The two-time Cy Young winner, making his 10th straight Opening Day start, settled down quickly after a shaky start for the defending NL East champions. Halladay didn't give up a hit after the first inning.
Carlos Ruiz had three hits...
Roy Halladay threw eight shut-out innings, while Jonathan Papelbon records his first Phil save, as the Phils squeak out an opening day win against the Pirates, 1-0.
The first six innings involved a pitcher’s duel between Phils’ starter Roy Halladay, who would give up two lead-off hits in the first, before inducing a doubleplay ball, before going through the Pirates’ line-up...
In the 10th straight opening day start of his career, Roy Halladay was nearly perfect. Through 8 innings against the Pirates, he allowed only 2 hits, both of which came in the 1st inning. After the 1st, he was unhittable.
And it is a very good thing, too. Because the Phillies offense got off to a bit of a slow start with a few exceptions. Carlos Ruiz went 3 for 3 and drove in the...
Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies has waited his entire career to dominate batters with October mastery. Will Ryan Howard provide Doc, Cliff Lee and Hunter Pence with their first taste of the ultimate bubbly? Will the red pinstripes revisit the Fall Classic and find a familiar foe? Will this rival offer an extra incentive for a 2nd parade down Broad Street?
Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Erik Bedard isn't sure when he morphed from a promising prospect to one of the oldest guys in the clubhouse. Then again, the 33-year-old left-hander understands it's easy to feel like an elder statesmen on one of baseball's youngest teams.
Bedard will get the call on Thursday when the Pirates open the season against the Philadelphia Phillies...
Phillies, Pirates open 2012 season with afternoon game in Pittsburgh
First pitch: 1:35 p.m.TV: PHL 17Radio: 1210 WPHT, 94 WIP
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Pitching Probables: Erick Bedard (Season debut) vs. Roy Halladay (Season debut)
The Philadelphia Phillies will look to buck the trend of playing poorly in Pittsburgh. Is there a better way to try and start on the...
Yum, baseball is back! Hope you had a starting pitcher going on Thursday. Just about any one will work. Most of the Opening Day aces lived up to their billing on the first full day of the baseball season. Roy Halladay and Justin Verlander proved they are still the best pitchers in fantasy baseball by tossing eight scoreless innings apiece. Halladay shut down the Pirates while...
Final: Phillies 1, Pirates 0
WP: Roy Halladay (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
LP: Erik Bedard (0-1, 1.29 ERA)
SV: Jonathan Papelbon (1, 0.00 ERA)
Alex Presley led off the bottom of the first with a line drive base hit. Jose Tabata then followed with an infield single. Things were looking good. But then Andrew McCutchen hit into a 6-4-3 double play and the Pirates would not collect another hit off...
The schedule-makers certainly did the Pirates and their questionable offense no favors this April by putting the Phillies first on their schedule; the team has to face Cliff Lee after getting virtually no-hit by Roy Halladay and Jonathan Papelbon on Thursday. Lee's presence on the mound means that the Pirates will trot out their right-handed lineup today, with Casey McGehee...