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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...
BEST OF MAXIM
Given his excellence over the last decade, it’s become difficult to discuss Roy Halladay without merely descending into a list of superlative adjectives.
Indeed, Roy Halladay posted the league’s best WAR (8.2) among pitchers last season. By WAR, he’s been the best pitcher over the last two years, as well. And last three years. And four years. And five. And six. And seven...
Pitch 5, pictured above, made Twitter explode
Well, sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the opposing pitcher. Often, in fact, when it’s Roy Halladay, one of the best pitchers of this generation. Even more often when you’re a Giants fan.
But today was especially frustrating because, well, Halladay didn’t look great. He consistently got first-pitch strikes and used the...
The matchup was out there: Phillies’ Roy Halladay vs. Giants’ Tim Lincecum.
The only problem is that the Phillies were embarking on a 10-day West Coast swing, and Monday’s contest would not start until 10:15 p.m.
I had to make it an event.
That’s right, late night road trip to see the game at the new XFinity Live, the site of the old Spectrum in Philadelphia. Smack dap next...
The best pitching stats are between Roy Halladay and the Philadelphia Phillies versus the Halos. How close are they and which team is better? The Apocalyptic Horsemen Stats are in my daily coverage.
TAL'S HANDY STATS
I am alternating a game-day 2012 ERA For The NL East and a 2012 ERA For The MLB 5. See link section below. In each publication, the number...
It sure is nice to score four runs.
Pablo Sandoval extended his hitting streak to 11 in the 5th with a double and eventually scored, but his most important at-bat was in the first. After an Angel Pagan single and a Melky Cabrera(!) triple, Sandoval bounced out to second to score The Melk Man. This has been the elusive RBI for the Giants. The one that seems so easy, but darkens the...
Before I say anything, I’ll reiterate what I said in my series preview: I’m not worried about Tim Lincecum and today did nothing to change that. He’s not walking guys, he’s still getting swing-throughs, and today he was victimized by some God-awful defense behind him. So with that out of the way, let’s talk about the game.
I refuse to worry until May, and I stand by that...
Halladay continued his early success. (AP)OFFENSE STRIKES EARLY-Big innings are the new black for the Phillies. On Sunday, they dropped five in the eighth inning on the Mets. On Monday night in San Francisco, they put up four in the opening inning, en route to a 5-2 win to open up the three-game series. It was a positive sign to see them jump on Tim Lincecum early and not let him...
Roy Halladay outlasted Tim Lincecum in a matchup of two-time Cy Young Award winners, leading the Philadelphia Phillies past the San Francisco Giants 5-2 on Monday night.
Halladay (3-0) struck out six and allowed seven hits in eight innings on a crisp and cool spring night along the bay. He also had an RBI single in a rematch of aces from the 2010 NL championship series.
Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum have combined to win four Cy Young awards, but only one has pitched like an ace so far this season.
Halladay looks to continue his solid start while Lincecum hopes to bounce back from a pair of rough outings as the Philadelphia Phillies visit the San Francisco Giants in the opener of a three-game set Monday night.
The right-handers have faced each...
The Philadelphia Phillies are 11 games into a 162 game schedule. They are 5-6, and truth is, from night to night, no one knows what to expect from them. Over the past couple of seasons, the Phillies’ offense has been pretty inconsistent. A lot of that offensive inconsistency has been covered up by an amazing group of pitchers. This year, so far, even the pitching hasn’t been...
The Phils scored four first inning runs against their nemesis Tim Lincecum, before going on to beat the Giants, 5-2.
The Phils took the lead in the first as, with two men on, and with one man out, Hunter Pence hits an RBI single, scoring Placido Polanco, who had earlier doubled, giving the Phils a 1-0 lead, while sending Jimmy Rollins, who had just walked, up to second base. The...
The Phils (4-5, 4th East) will begin a ten-day, ten-game, three-city trip to the west, starting with a three-day visit to San Francisco to visit the Giants (4-5, T-3rd West). The game will be played at AT&T Park, and will start at 10:15 pm EDT (7:15 pm PDT).
The Phils, who are coming off a 3-3 home stand, are coming off a win against the Mets, salvaging a win after having lost...
Per ToddZolecki, here is tonight's lineup for the Phillies when they take on the Giants in San Fransisco.
Roy Halladay will get his 3rd start of the season, and will be in search of his 3rd win:
1. Juan Pierre, LF
2. Placido Polanco, 3B
3. Jimmy Rollins, SS
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Shane Victorino, CF
6. Lance Nix, 1B
7. Carlos Ruiz, C
8. Freddy Galvis, 2B
9. Roy Halladay, P
Phillies (4-5) at The San Francisco Baseball Giants (4-5) Pitching Matchups:Monday, 10:15 - Roy Halladay v. Big Time Timmy JimTuesday, 10:15 - Joe Blanton v. Madison BumcoverWednesday, 10:15 - Cliff Lee v. Matt CainLarge People Batting:Runs - 43 (10th)Avg - .243 (18th)Slug - .409 (14th)Large People Pitching:ERA - 4.21 (21st)WHIP - 1.29 (15th)BAA - .243 (15th)Their Freddy Galvis:This...