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Padres stand no chance against Halladay Sunday

Posted on: April 19, 2011 10:05 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Tuesday night, Roy Halladay didn't have his good stuff. Hey, it happens, even to the best of 'em -- and I'd argue Doc is the best pitcher in baseball. He exited with two outs in the seventh inning, having allowed 10 hits, two walks and six earned runs with only three strikeouts. His ERA rose all the way up to 2.83 (gasp!). The Brewers got the better of him and handed him his first loss.

Halladay's next scheduled start is Sunday at San Diego. If you were ever going to wager -- for entertainment only, of course -- on a shutout, no-hitter or even perfect game, Halladay on Sunday's one of the most sure bets you'll have all year.

First of all, Petco Park is one of -- if not the -- biggest pitcher-friendly parks in the majors. Secondly, the Padres' offense is probably the worst in the majors. Only the injury/flu-riddled Twins have scored less runs and have a lower slugging percentage. The Padres are also last in batting average.

And then there's this: Last season, Halladay gave up five or more earned runs five times. In the outings following those five, he was outstanding. Here's the line: 4-1, 42 innings, 23 hits, three earned runs, two walks, 41 strikeouts, 0.64 ERA and 0.60 WHIP. One of those outings was a three-hit shutout. Another was a perfect game.

I'm not going to go as far as to predict a perfect game Sunday, but I'll say this: I'll be surprised if he doesn't spin a shutout.

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Comments

Since: Aug 9, 2010
Posted on: April 20, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Padres stand no chance against Halladay Sunday

Unless Doc is hurt and last night was only the beginning of a losing streak :)



Since: Jan 20, 2008
Posted on: April 20, 2011 12:13 am
 

Padres Stand A Chance Against Halladay Sunday

Roy Halladay's next scheduled start is Sunday at San Diego. If you were ever going to wager -- for entertainment only, of course -- on a shutout, no-hitter or even perfect game, Halladay on Sunday's one of the most sure bets you'll have all year. 
What's the point in playing then?   Oh I know, what say we play the game and see who wins?  If nothing else the Padress will prove you have to smack them around and get help from the Umpire to beat them.   
And when the Padres beat the Phillies, what say you drop a "t" from your name Mr. Snyder as a tip of the hat to the Padres a la Mat Latos?


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