Sunday, May 30, 2010
The Doctor Is In
Congratulations to Roy Halladay for pitching a perfect game last night.
Facing the Florida Marlins, Doc threw the 20th perfect game in Major League history. The Phillies won the game 1-0 behind the impressive performance. Halladay struck 11 men out, and was helped out by the Phillies defense, especially on the deep fly ball to dead center off the bat of Mike Lamb.
After the game, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria rewarded Halladay with the pitching rubber he used to throw the latest piece of baseball history. The feat was seen by just over 25,000 fans, about 13,000 better than the attendance for Dallas Braden's perfect game. This is also the first time in the modern era of baseball that two perfect games have been thrown in one season.
Both perfect games this year have come without a Web Gem, game-saving play to make it possible. Think DeWayne Wise for Buehrle, or Jacoby Ellsbury for Jon Lester