12:30 AM Eastern
For the first time in his career, Roy Halladay gave up three home runs in a span of four batters – his teammates, having not supported him to that point in the game, almost came back against Mariano Rivera but fell short in their efforts.
After the game, a caller or two had the audacity to suggest that something must be wrong with Roy Halladay, since he has only recorded one win since June 7th.
Halladay to June 7th: 10-1, 2.52, 1.020 WHIP, 8.1 hits/9IP, 1.1 BB/9IP, 7.9 K/9 IP, 0.54 HR/9 IP
Halladay since June 7th: 1-4, 3.16, 1.175 WHIP, 9.3 hits/9 IP, 1.3 BB/9IP, 7.3 K/9 IP, 1.3 HR/9 IP
There you go – he’s giving up more home runs (obviously skewed by tonight’s three) but his peripherals are still phenomenal. Sheesh.
Here’s tonight’s edition of The JaysTalk, for your listening pleasure (I was almost struck dumb by the first caller):
I’m still at the ballpark, since I wasn’t able to get to all the comments during the game, I stuck around an extra hour and a half to finish them up. Make sure you tune in to Baseball Today tomorrow at noon Eastern on the Fan 590 and this very website – Adam Lind will be our live, in-studio guest, and he’ll be taking your phone calls and answering e-mail at email@example.com.
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