Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 Topps Heritage #286 Roy Halladay

Phillies 2, Braves 0
Game 14 – Wednesday Night, April 21st in Atlanta

I’m sure Jenna wasn’t thrilled with the additional 29 minutes of labor, but in retrospect, I’m happy Ben was born on a day the Phillies didn’t lose a game in heartbreaking fashion. At 12:29 in the morning, our second son was born, and the world welcomed its newest Phillies fan.

I’ve used the word “masterful” too many times already to describe Roy Halladay’s pitching prowess, but I’m really not sure there’s a more appropriate word. Doc threw a complete game shutout against the Braves, precluding the need for the shaky bullpen to make another appearance.

The defense dazzled as Shane Victorino made a leaping catch in the 2nd to steal a Troy Glaus home run and Juan Castro, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard all made impressive plays in the infield. Jayson Werth had 2 hits and drove in one of the two Phillie runs.

So happy birthday, Ben! From your loving parents, your big brother and Roy Halladay.


Dennis said...

Congratulations on the birth of your son! That's pretty wonderful.

Last nights game was the 1st time I've been able to see Roy pitch a full game w/ Philly. I got really caught up in it & was pretty nervous at the end...just like I always was when he was pitching a gem for the Jays. I'm cheering for him to do that many, many times for the Phils.

Congrats again!

Jim said...

Thanks for the congrats!

I'm definitely looking forward to watching Roy pitch more this season. I'm guessing it won't be long until you're getting to enjoy Kyle Drabek on the mound for the Jays.

Jeff said...

I can't wait to see him pitch, because he has such nasty stuff. Keep up the great work with the blog!

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