Roy Halladay has been nothing short of impressive so far this season. Halladay dazzled the Houston Astros. He gave up 7 hits, allowed zero runs, and had 8 strikeouts in 9 innings of work. Many times in the late innings Halladay got into trouble with runners in scoring position. He then showed why he is a former Cy Young award winner. He worked himself out of those jams. It certainly didn’t take long for Halladay to show how dominant he can be.
Jimmy Rollins led off the game with a home run. Rollins homered on only the second pitch of the game off Astros starter Roy Oswalt. In the 2nd inning, Carlos Ruiz grounded out to former Phillie Pedro Feliz to knock in Raul Ibanez. The Astros scored a run when Cory Sullivan grounded into a double play. It was truly remarkable that the Phillies can win a game where they only scored two runs. Yes it was against an inferior Houston Astros team. But they also showed that they can play defense and pitch themselves to victory. Halladay is proving why he is called the best pitcher in baseball. I think people just need to forget about Cliff Lee because Roy Halladay is the real deal.