Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2002 Topps 206 #437 Robin Roberts

Pirates 2, Phillies 1
Game 38 - Tuesday Night, May 18th in Philadelphia

On a chilly night in Philly, Roy Halladay's standard, well-pitched complete game wasn't enough to defeat the Pirates, as the Phillies' offense decided to take the night off. The team looked a little flat as they managed just 6 hits off Zach Duke and three Pirates' relievers. (Half of those hits came from Ryan Howard.) Shaky defense didn't help either, as the team committed three errors. Ben Francisco, getting a rare start in left field, went 0 for 3 and left a total of 6 men on base.

Halladay threw 132 pitches on the night, notching his 53rd career complete game and his 4th already with the Phillies. As impressive as those numbers are, he's still 252 career complete games off the pace set by Robin Roberts' 305.

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