The Philadelphia Phillies put together a strong opening to their postseason; they scored four runs in the first two innings against a young Cincinnati Reds team. Oh yeah, and their ace Roy Halladay threw the second no-hitter in playoff history. It was Halladay’s first start in any playoff series.
“It’s surreal, it really is,” Halladay said. “I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it’s a dream come true.”
Don Larsen is the only other pitcher to throw a postseason no-hitter. He tossed a perfect game for the New York Yankees in the 1956 World Series against the Brooklyn Dodgers. The 54th anniversary of Larsen’s gem is this Friday. –Y! Sports.
More baseball: The Yankees came back to beat the Twins and somehow the Rangers got past the Rays for 1-0 leads in those respective series, the latter of which I find surprising. But one would be foolish to overlook a team whose manager says he only did cocaine once and somehow got everyone to believe him. The layers of magic involved in that are almost unquantifiable.