In case there was any question, tonight showed why the Phillies and their fans wanted Roy Halladay. He is perfect.
Throwing just the second perfect game in Phillies history, Halladay held on for a 1-0 Phillies victory. He threw 115 pitches to 27 Marlin batters and retired them all in order – 11 via strikeout.
To say his pitching was masterful would be an understatement. He pelted the bottom corners of the strike zone, threw curveballs with full counts, and absolutely commanded the game along with his battery mate Carlos Ruiz.
We’ll leave the questions about the offense for another night. Perfect games do not happen too often. It was just the 20th in the history of baseball. This one accounted for Halladay’s seventh win of the season and helped his ERA dip to 1.99.
May 29, 2010 will go down as a great day in Phillies history.