In his post-season debut, Roy Halladay, becomes the first pitcher since Don Larsen’s perfect game in 1956, to throw a no hitter in the post-season. Behind Halladay’s masterful performance, The Philadelphia Phillies win Game 1 of the NLDS against the Reds 4-0.
In my previous post, The Secret To Beating The Phillies, I outlined what the Reds needed to do to win against Philadelphia. The Reds failed by all accounts. The Phillies scored first. Volquez failed to deliver a quality start. The Phillies scored more than 3 runs, and of course, Doc Halladay went more than six innings. All factors that are indicative of Philly success. I advised the Reds to jump on the first pitch. They did not. Halladay was consistently ahead in the count and the Reds’ hitters appeared to be intimidated. Of course, what could they do? Doc Halladay was unhittable!
Congratulations, Roy Halladay! I tip my cap! Thanks for the memories! It was an awesome game to watch!
Maybe the Reds should read my previous post and take notes. They will need all the help they can get playing against the Philadelphia Phillies and The Big 3!