Roy Halladay Throws No-hitter

Roy Halladay throws a no-hitter

Roy Halladay just threw the second postseason no-hitter in baseball history.  A walk in the fifth inning prevented the perfect game, but the Phillies ace was masterful.  Welcome to Doctober.

Listen to the final out call by Scott Franzke:
Halladay no hitter by edmundrhudy



  1. Jacob

    October 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I can’t believe I just saw that. Wow. Just, wow.

  2. Peter

    October 6, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    I am not a Phillies fan, but am a baseball fan. What Roy Halladay did was great for baseball (period.). He started off the playoffs on the right foot. This is the most I have been into the playoffs in a long time.

    Also, the play by Ruiz on the last out was incredible. I hope he gets some credit for making a difficult play. He is an unsung hero on a stacked team. Gotta love players like him.

    Good luck with the rest of the playoffs…

  3. Tits Mcgee

    October 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Honestly … what more can you say about Halladay? I am just in awe of his Greatness.

    He is NOT Human.

  4. JG

    October 6, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    10 wins till the title baby!!

  5. Roy Halladay

    October 6, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    I’m first

  6. Manny

    October 6, 2010 at 8:50 pm


  7. Jeff of Nova

    October 6, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Well Said!!

  8. Mazinman

    October 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Incredible, amazing, awesome. So this is what “starving” means. This man has not been what he was advertised instead he is actually better. I was visiting my mom in the hospital when the ninth inning came around. Thank goodness she has a private room or else we might have been thrown out!

    To the other playoff teams… good luck.

  9. Lefty

    October 6, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    If you love the Phils this was special. If you love baseball anywhere this was special.

    “Halladay took the Year of the Pitcher into the postseason. The excitement spread beyond Citizens Bank Park — the last two outs were shown on the video board at Target Field, where the Twins were preparing to play the Yankees, and Minnesota fans cheered.”

  10. Lefty

    October 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    @ Manny- That about sums up how I feel right now.

  11. Lefty

    October 6, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    The picture says it all, thanks to Paul Boye for the pic.

  12. ChuckS

    October 6, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    One word: FUNNER

  13. Bart Shart

    October 6, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Great to see, Great to be …..a Phillies fan. Congrats Doc !!! WOW !!!

  14. Dacoach

    October 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Toronto Blue Jay fans still love Doc Halladay. We witnessed baseball history. Go Phillies

  15. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    This is what happens when you put one of the best catchers EVER with one of the best pitchers EVER.
    I mean I was literaly counting the outs in the 2nd inning.
    He was flat unhittable.
    I guess the extra rest didnt matter.
    Not bad for a first career playoff start.
    Is that a statement game? Got to demoralize the Reds.
    But its only 1 win. need 10 more.

    If the phillies win another WS. and I think they will. Ruiz honestly is a hall of fame catcher. But I know people dont understand this and think Piazza is and Ruiz will never be. But i am telling you Doc wants to give him this no hitter.

  16. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Roy Halladays career opponents BA against in the playoffs?
    A whopping

    Vs righties and lefties

  17. Andrew R.

    October 6, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    First off…, this certainly sends a nice message to the other teams, huh?
    Secondly, do you think everybody will get another watch?

  18. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    That was the best performance Ive ever seen in sports.
    Going back to the last start vs the Nats which I was lucky enough to attend and be up close for. That could have been a no no too.

    This guy is unhittable. Best ever. period

    Now go Oswalt in the next one

  19. Lefty

    October 6, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Andrew did you hear or see Doc’s presser? He gave Chooch almost all of the credit.

    I was thinking it was the best individual performance I’d ever seen in baseball, but you are right it’s the best in any sport, because it happened on such a big stage.

    And don’t forget my boy “Big Game Shane” who comes through again.

    Chooch was amazing all game, but the last throw from his knees was incredible.


    October 6, 2010 at 9:29 pm



    October 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm


  22. Lefty

    October 6, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    That definitely has to demoralize the Reds,-

    and probably the Giants,Braves,Yankees, Twins,Rays,and Rangers too.

  23. Lefty

    October 6, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    JPB – You’re right, and not a bad play by Howard either, high throw and got his foot down. The first base ump took a second before putting his fist up.


    October 6, 2010 at 9:34 pm


  25. Lefty

    October 6, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Andrew, your guy Wheels (and McCarthy) got the middle three innings on radio, I guess for the rest of the playoffs.

  26. NEPP

    October 6, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    We will never see a more dominating and impressive outing by a pitcher…its all downhill from here.

    Just amazing.

  27. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    I miss seeing wheels and his hair

    Yankees losing already. they arent gonna be there this year been saying that a long time. It may be the twins or even the rangers.

    This is huge but its 10 more wins or it makes it a waste.

    Shane is ALWAYS clutch. thats why he is one of my favorites.

    Missed the presser. Hoping MLB network replays at some point.
    really coulda been a perfect game
    AND he had an RBI and a run scored
    the greatest performance ever. and it was almost too easy
    and the reds arent sissy boys like the mets
    they CAN hit. its a good line up

  28. loupossehl

    October 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Today they posted on AOL/”Fanhouse” a playoff and WS poll of 12 sportswriters – I’ll name them, just for the fun of it: Ed Price, Jeff Fletcher, Frankie Piliere, John Hickey, Andrew Johnson, Marc Lancaster, Knox Bardeen, Tom Fornelli, Tom Krasovic, Josh Alper, Steve Phillips, Pat Lackey. (Preview: here’s a sample of how the sportwriter community have come to respect/fear the Phillies.) Here are their predictions:

    ALDS Rays vs. Rangers: Rays picked by 8 of the 12 writers.
    ALDS Twins vs. Yankees: Yankees by 7 to 5.
    NLDS Giants vs. Braves: Giants picked, 11 to 1.
    NLDS PHILLIES vs. Reds: PHILLIES picked, 12-0.

    ALCS: Rays picked by 3; Twins picked by 3; Rangers picked by 1; Yankees picked by 5.
    NLCS: Giants picked by 1 (John Hickey); PHILLIES picked by 11.

    World Series (interesting that among the 12 writers, only 2 teams were predicted as making it to the WS):
    Twins picked by 1 (John Hickey – WHAT IS HIS PROBLEM?); PHILLIES picked by 11.

    All of these predictions were made, of course, BEFORE Halladay pitched his gem.

    As a Phillies fan, I relate all the way back to the Whiz Kids. Looking back over 60 years of hanging in there, all I can say is how far we have come … how high we have climbed. These are good times indeed.

  29. Kate

    October 6, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I’ve cried at baseball a handful of times.

    I cried when we lost the WS in 1993.

    I cried when we finally got back to the postseason in 2007.

    I cried when we won it all in 2008.

    Oddly, I didn’t cry when we lost in 2009. I just felt so bad for the players.

    I cried when we clinched the 2009 NL East division.

    I cried tonight.

    I was saying something back in July about what a great fairy tale ending this team could have. We’re seeing it. We’re LIVING it.

  30. Kate

    October 6, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    *I also cried harder than I’ve cried before or since when the news broke about Harry Kalas last April.

  31. Adam

    October 6, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Just when you thought this Phillies team has given us, as fans, everything we could have ever asked for…this happens. What is funny is that you could feel something special was happening in the second or third inning. This guy is simply outstanding. At one point I actually felt bad for Reds fans that this is the first postseason game they have seen the Reds play in in 15 years and you run into Roy Halladay. He is the ace of all aces.

    I almost feel spoiled by watching this team. It is the most wonderful thing to watch a team as skilled as they are.

    Its funny, Lee threw a gem today and I told a friend of mine, this is where the rubber meets the road. I was so hoping Halladay would at least pitch as well as Lee today…well I think we can safely say he pitched better.

    Thanks Ruben. This guy is just fun to watch.


    October 6, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Lost in all of this: Placido Polanco said he will be ready to play Friday.

  33. Andrew R.

    October 6, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Does Chooch set a record for single season, post-season walks when he drops back to the 8-hole?

  34. Will

    October 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    As a die hard Mets fan, I hate the Phillies. However, what Roy did tonight was something special. Something that will always be remembered.

  35. mikemike

    October 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Man phillips was so far inside the baseline on that last play i wonder if they call him out for interference if ruiz doesnt get him

  36. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I have a problem with Halladay getting the Ashburn. i voted for Ruiz.

    The picture at the top of this topic is gonna be my PC background for awhile.

    God bless cliff Lee and Hamels and Oswalt. all are #1s and SUPER pitchers.

    They arent in this guys class. He is in his own. He is in the Walter Johnson, Sandy Koufax class. Its no knock on the other guys he is just maybe the best ever.
    I had to laugh when some mentioned here Hamels or oswalt starting a game 1. I do appreciate the fans.
    This guy is an ace of aces. Michael jordan is Basketball jim Brown was football equivilent.
    Look up walter Johnson and Sandy Koufax if your a casual fan. This guy is in that class. NO ONE else in the majors is now. Except maybe Lincecum will be but that wll take another 5 years of dominance.

  37. Kate

    October 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Well played, Ruben. Well played.

  38. Bob in Bucks

    October 6, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Wow, just wow!

  39. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Also throwing the bat into the field of play and it hits the ball isnt that an out? I think phillips is out regardless on the last play.
    But its fitting that Ruiz got to get the put out on the last out. From his knees.
    Really its moot. Its a put out

  40. bacardipr05

    October 6, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Well certainly Ruiz will go down as one of the best Phillies catcher just for catching Roys 2 Gems. Of course if he continues to be a .290 clutch super hitter will definitely solidify his case. I wonder where all the Victorino Haters went?

  41. biz

    October 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    The real story here is that Ryno struck out twice, right Jeff?

  42. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    LOL @ bacardi

    Werent Werth and Howard hitless today?

    OK someone had to hate today

    if Ruiz hit .200 I tell you guys hed be the team mvp. The hitting is just like extra good.
    Honestly there is no no hitter today with any other catcher IMO

  43. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Roy wanted to come here. Fell into Rubens lap.
    Been alot of fortunate things that have happened to the phils lately.
    I believe the Lee trade was good. On so many levels.
    Very happy with what we have now and the prospects for next year.

  44. biz

    October 6, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    # bacardipr05 Says:
    October 6th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Well certainly Ruiz will go down as one of the best Phillies catcher just for catching Roys 2 Gems. Of course if he continues to be a .290 clutch super hitter will definitely solidify his case. I wonder where all the Victorino Haters went?


    The Vic haters are out behind the woodshed with the guys who were booing Raul earlier in the season. A disgraceful bunch.

  45. Kate

    October 6, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    If Ruben hadn’t had the stones, or the thick skin required, to trade Cliff Lee, we may not have been able to get Halladay.

    Cliff Lee will always be beloved in this town.

    Halladay just cemented his folk hero status tonight.

  46. betasigmadeltashag

    October 6, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Just got home from work, watched most of the game while I was working, going to watch it on DVR when I go to bed.
    I think the extra days off, and the fact that he never pitched in a post season may be a problem for him, I am worried about the game.( I guess it is hard to write sarcasim)
    Just on great performace by the Doc, Just amazing, one hit one RBI, one run scored and no hits given up just plain WOW. I am still getting tingles thinking about a no hitter in the post season. there is really no words to describe it. I even waited till it was all over before anouncing to the bar he just threw a no hitter. Not a sports bar, so most people really not paying full attention. But I would not discuss the fact he had not hits until it was all done. Again just WOW.
    Now it is time for Roy two to continue the domination.

  47. biz

    October 6, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    The game will be replayed at 1am EDT on the MLB Network.

  48. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    @ biz thanks

  49. biz

    October 6, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    no prob. I think I may stay up and watch it. Wth, ya only live once.

  50. Andrew from waldorf

    October 6, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Kinda wanna bitch about the walk. but the guy was great behind the plate.
    I am tired but i am gonna stay up.

    Was just watching the local news. They showed the old man saying it was all managing as a joke.
    I guess thats where I get emotional in defending things. Do not underestimate the old man all this.
    Just because you are the jockey for secretariet doesnt diminsh the accomplishments. I love the old man.

  51. Kate

    October 6, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    The Old Man is a shoo-in for Manager of the Year.

    He too is now a legend in this city. I hope he stays as long as he wants to.

  52. Mazinman

    October 6, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    BTW, another great call by Franzke. HK would be proud Scott!

    That joke from Charlie was great. I had a good laugh about this and it shows just how relaxed this team is. I loved what Halladay had to say. You can tell the guy is happy but also realizes that the job has only been started.

    It has been said we currently have the best first base, second base, and shortstop in team history. I think the time is drawing near where we need to begin considering if we might have the best catcher too. Chooch just impresses more and more every year whether it be by his clutch bat or ability to manage his pitchers. The fact that Halladay was so quick to want to give him credit speaks volumes as to the respect that they have for him.

    Now lets see Oswalt and Hamels deal.

  53. biz

    October 6, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Cabrera is whining about the Umpiring. He and Phillips could use a lesson in humility and losing with class. I hope we sweep these guys.

  54. Andrew from waldorf

    October 7, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Its funny to me. The Yankees pitched CC on 3 days and he wasnt sharp. They are using Rivera in the 8th now.

    Both piss poor decisions IMO

    But the offense is looking like its going to bail them out again. But I still dont think they make the series this year.

  55. biz

    October 7, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Yanks aren’t as good as they were last year. They’re not as good as the Phillies either. Going to be another parade on Broad St.

  56. bacardipr05

    October 7, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Just pointing this out I would like to see more from our Big 3. Which for me is Utley, Howard, Werth. One of these 3 guys are going to have to step it up in the post-season if we are expected to get to World Series. This is more imperative if we face San Fran even the Braves. H20 cant be expected to throw 6 more Gems outs there. The Reds are still a formidable team as well if they can pounce on the starter they have an excellent bullpen to come in and shut down.

  57. Andrew from waldorf

    October 7, 2010 at 12:20 am

    The phils play at 7 sunday night
    up against the eagles.

    oh well havent missed an eagles game in a long time. wont be seeing that
    I thought for sure mlb would give the phils the 4 30 game for this reason.
    But the phils are bcoming or already are the marquee team of the MLB

  58. Andrew from waldorf

    October 7, 2010 at 12:25 am

    the yankees win the yankees win the yankees win

    in a way love to face them and shove it right up their noses

    but still dont think they will make it. if they do will be fun

    their announcer is a puke and that call is nauseating and could only happen there. No self respecting baseball fan would tolerate it

  59. Philly Texan

    October 7, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Best pitching performance I’ve ever seen.

    Even better than his perfect game, given the offense he was facing and the pressure of the postseason.

    You could tell early on that he was unhittable. Some of those pitches were so nasty, I almost felt bad for the Reds. Almost.

    I mean, here’s the best offensive team in the National League and they didn’t even come close to a hit.

    That was just magical.

  60. Andrew from waldorf

    October 7, 2010 at 1:27 am

    The reds won the NL triple crown. Led in BA HR and RBI.
    Its not like it was the Mets.

  61. Ryan

    October 7, 2010 at 1:31 am

    I loved that, on so many levels. My roommates, who are Yankee fans, and my suitemate, who is a Mets fan, all came in and watched the final 3 outs. Only thing that would make it better is if they were all you guys lol.

  62. biz

    October 7, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Replay just started on MLB network.

    Oh, hi Ryan. Weren’t you telling us all how Cincy would win this series?

  63. Ryan

    October 7, 2010 at 1:42 am

    No, I was saying that the Giants were going to beat the Phillies…

  64. Ryan

    October 7, 2010 at 1:43 am

    and win it all…over the Yankees. I still believe that too.

  65. biz

    October 7, 2010 at 1:48 am

    Oh yes, that’s right. The Giants. They’re a good team, no doubt. I don’t see anyone beating this Phillies team.

  66. biz

    October 7, 2010 at 1:52 am

    Watching the replay of the game and jeeeez, was that ever a rope that Valdez threw in the 2nd inning. A friggin laser. What an arm.

  67. Ryan

    October 7, 2010 at 2:00 am

    I love how he hardly ever commits any errors…I only remember one and that was right when he first started playing. I don’t even remember it that clearly.

  68. biz

    October 7, 2010 at 2:05 am

    I can’t recall any. Honestly. I know he’s made some, I just can’t think of when….

  69. biz

    October 7, 2010 at 2:06 am

    Oh, and how clutch is Vic? All time Phillies post season hit leader. A big jack off CC. A huge pair of hits today. Wow.

  70. jt

    October 7, 2010 at 2:18 am

    man it was amazing watching that all i wanted to do was win the game and we got iceing with the cake…

  71. Blondephillyfan

    October 7, 2010 at 4:56 am

    Was at a meeting last nite from 5:30-6:30, so for awhile all I could do was sneak glances at my phone for the score..When I got home it was the 7th & oddly in the car on the way home, I don’t remember announcers mentioning a no-no for Doc at all.. So, there wasn’t that “feeling” that I always tell people that comes with a potential no-no. This was a special moment, one that with 2 outs in the 9th, & 2 strikes, I called my favorite Phillies fan, my Dad, to share it with. Thanks, Doc, Thanks PHillies for that most special memory I now have

  72. Craig

    October 7, 2010 at 6:21 am

    I was in 309 last night – that place was absolutely rocking! May have been louder than Game 5, part 2 of the 08 Series. Roy had that place in the palm of his hand – about the 6th inning, it wasn’t about whether we would win – we knew that was gonna happen – it was about Roy’s NH. Go Phillies!!!!!

  73. Kathy H

    October 8, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Excellent, Eciting, Amazing and Doctober No NO!!!!

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