The mystique of Roy Halladay is only getting bigger in Philadelphia. In his first playoff start, Halladay threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds. Halladay yielded a walk in the 5th inning. It was the only baserunner the potent Cincinnati lineup would produce. Halladay was dominant, reaching a 3 ball count only 3 times. The no-hitter was just the second in postseason history. The previous was a perfect game thrown by Don Larsen in the 1956 Wold Series.
Halladay has been spectacular since arriving in Philadelphia from Toronto. He led the National League in wins and ERA and is a virtual lock for the Cy Young award. Earlier this season Halladay tossed a perfect game against the Marlins. This effort may have topped that given the stage. Much has been made about the dominance of the Phillies rotation. With Halladay’s no-hitter in the books, it seems that expectations are being met so far.