In the recent past, Roy Halladay has not had a lot of luck against the Giants. And with 2 Cy-Young winners facing off, Monday night’s game was set-up to be a real battle. It was also a nice opportunity for me to repost one of my favorite photoshop experiments. Meet Darth Vader (Lincecum) & Luke Skywalker (Halladay). Can you guess who the evil emperor is?
Back to the game…the battle ended really before it began as a struggling Tim Lincecum got torched by the Phils in the first inning to the tune of 4 runs. You can usually assume a 4-run lead is safe with Halladay on the mound. Actually, I do not believe Halladay has ever lost a game when his team scores 4 in the first.
This would be no different. Halladay had what has become a traditional hiccup in the 1st inning, allowing a run on 2 hits, 2 walks and a sac fly. But after that, he was mostly on point.
And seeing his offense get him some early runs had to help. Placido Polanco started off the game with a double to right. Jimmy Rol...