Every day until Opening Day arrives, Phillies Nation will take a daily look back at a regular season victory from that particular day in history that you can watch in full in lieu of live Phillies baseball. Think of it is as your daily Phillies watch recommendation.
April 30, 2011- Phillies 2, Mets 1
If you have a good memory, you might remember that the last weekend of April nine years ago was dominated by the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. In Philly, that didn’t seem to matter much because Doc Halladay was scheduled to take the mound in front of a sold-out Citizens Bank Park against the hated New York Mets.
To get a sense of just how dominant Doc was that day, he didn’t throw a single ball until he faced José Reyes the second time around in the third inning. He narrowly missed a complete game in his last start against the San Diego Padres. This time, he was able to get the final out in the ninth, earning his fifth victory of the season and second complete game.
The offense almost squandered Halladay’s brilliant performance as they were held scoreless until the seventh thanks to Mets pitcher Jon Niese, who was also dealing. They finally came through with a John Mayberry solo home run and Plácido Polanco sacrifice fly.
- José Reyes, shortstop
- Daniel Murphy, second base
- David Wright, third base
- Carlos Beltrán, right field
- Jason Bay, left field
- Ike Davis, first base
- Josh Thole, catcher
- Jason Pridie, center field
- Jon Niese, pitcher
- Shane Victorino, center field
- Plácido Polanco, third base
- Jimmy Rollins, shortstop
- Ryan Howard, first base
- Ben Francisco, right field
- John Mayberry, left field
- Wilson Valdez, second base
- Dane Sardinha, catcher
- Roy Halladay, pitcher
You can watch the full game down below or by using this link. You can also watch it on your Smart TV or streaming device with the YouTube app. Just put in “NYN at PHL April 30, 2011” into the search bar and click on the video.
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