Thursday, March 12, 2009

Halladay still perfect


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9 IP, 10 SO, 0.00 ERA, 4 H.

Sounds like your everyday Roy Halladay start, doesn’t it? With his sparking 0.00 ERA throughout 3 starts and 9 innings of work in Spring Training, Halladay has yet to give up a single run. Between mowing down and embarrassing opposing hitters, Halladay talked to the Toronto Sun and sounded pretty optimistic about this upcoming season:
"I think we aren't expected to do as much as we've done in the past. But I think we have a chance to be a lot more surprising than we have in the past. If some of these young guys we have pan out and become what we think they can be, I think we have a chance of being a lot better than mediocre.”
Hell yes, that’s what you want to hear from your number one player on the team. None of this “fourth place” bullshit. Halladay is going all the way, and so are the Blue Jays. I guess things aren’t looking so grim anymore, and J.P. Ricciardi saved a boatload of cash by not offering A.J. Burnett ridiculous amounts of money to stay in Toronto. So far, I whole-heartedly approve of that decision.

And as if Halladay’s pitch repertoire wasn’t scary enough, it sounds like he’s working on perfecting a changeup too, as he threw 9 in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Add a killer changeup to his 2-seam fastball, cutter, and curveball, and he has a deadly pitch repertoire that’s nearly un-hittable.

To the Baseball Writers Association of America, you might as well go ahead write Roy Halladay’s name on your ballot for the AL Cy Young Award, because he’s not leaving town unless he packs up another Cy.

5 comments:

  1. Ian, I have decided that if Doc is pitching at the Rog, and I'm able to go to the game, I'm walking up and purchasing tickets.

    I want to see every single start he makes in Toronto this year.

    He is that fucking, as The Ack would say, NAILS.

    And I don't know how much longer he'll be here...

    Appreciate Roy, my friends. Appreciate him while he's still here.

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  2. Great Image.

    I'll be interested to see how many changeups Roy throws in the regular season once the Pitch F/X numbers start to come in.

    As I always say, Halladay is a hidden gem for Toronto fans. If he pitched in NY he'd probably have two or three Cy Youngs by now.

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  3. EBL, if I lived in Toronto and I knew Doc was pitching that night, I'd run my ass to the Rogers Centre. I've actually only ever seen him pitch at the Rogers Centre once. It was Sept 5th last year vs. the Rays, and he was phenomenal. Totally worth the price of admission.

    Matthias, it should be interesting to see Halladay's pitch placement/repetoire this year. I agree that he is very underappreciated, and should be viewed as a Greek God of baseball.

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  4. Thanks, I obviously have way too much time on my hands! This whole HTML thing made me remember why I hated grade 12 computer class so much.

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