Posted by mattsmith on 22nd April 2010
Phillies 2, Braves 0
Wednesday, April 21st
Give the Cy Young Award to Roy Halladay right now.
Halladay pitched his second complete game, got his fourth win and lowered his minscule ERA to 0.82.
This guy is a hell of a lot of fun to watch. The way he uses all five or six of his pitches… it’s absolutely impossible to sit on something if you’re the hitter.
Halladay had some fun battles with Jason Heyward, who I’m convinced is some kind of man beast.
The key play of the game, obviously, was the double play turned by Chase Utley with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. With one out, Yunel Escober hit a hot shot up the middle, which was stabbed by Utley, who flipped to Juan Castro for the start of a 4-6-3 twin-killing.
Halladay also benefited from a home run taken away by Shane Victorino in the second.
Jayson Werth hit an RBI triple. Werth, Utley and Ryan Howard are all batting well over .300.
While the runs haven’t been coming in bunches lately, the pitching has been solid. Throw away Jamie Moyer’s five-run inning against Florida last Friday and Ryan Madson’s disaster in the ninth Tuesday.
The bad news coming out of the game was Placido Polanco, who with a bruised left elbow after getting his by a pitch.
He could miss Thursday’s series finale.