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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 singled to lead off the sixth, or when Ryan Howard let loose on a 3-2 change-up and put the Phillies ahead for good.
Either way, it was clear that the Phillies that stood on the field as Lance Berkman launched a three-run shot to right field in the first inning were not the same Phillies who trotted off the diamond nine innings later. The change was most likely led by Doc Halladay, the coolest of cool in a dugout known for its even temper. Giving up three runs in the top of the first inning might have been a huge hit to many pitchers, but Halladay dug in and retired 21 straight after that Schumaker singl...
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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...
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...
Crossing Broad brings us this tale of how Roy Halladay gives a menacing, literate answer to a reporter's silly softball: More »
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
The 2011 baseball playoffs begin tomorrow. Yesterday was one of the most exciting days in baseball history. Can the 2011 baseball playoffs match that level of excitement? Probably not … but you never know.
Here are our 2011 baseball postseason predictions:
Texas Rangers Defeat Tampa Bay Rays (3-2)
New York Yankees Defeat Detroit Tigers (3-1)
Texas Rangers Defeat...
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...
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.
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...