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HarbingerOfMonotony
11 years ago

Wait, people are seriously going to vote anything but the no-hitter…?

eldingo
11 years ago

Some see the the no hitter as a luck of the draw… It’s a matter of what you value: things under the influence of the pitcher, or balls in play, which is are a team effort

B N
11 years ago
Reply to  eldingo

The no hitter is sort of a luck of the draw thing, but Halladay had less hard-hit balls than Lincecum and went more innings than Lee. In my opinion, going a full 9 counts for a considerable amount more than going 8. It means you didn’t have the roll the dice with how your bullpen might be feeling on a particular day, plus keeps them fresh for the next day.

NEPP
11 years ago
Reply to  eldingo

Halladay had one hard hit ball the entire night and it was a liner to Jayson Werth by the opposing pitcher. That was it.

Halladay is the winner here…no question.

Jake
11 years ago

People are seriously going to vote for one of the NL pitchers?

B N
11 years ago
Reply to  Jake

Uhm, yah. The Yankees lineup, while still very solid, is no longer the end-all-and-be-all of baseball. I just plain don’t see the level of hitting dominance that would have made much of a difference in facing Halladay. To be frank, the way Halladay was pitching- I’m not sure if I’d trust anybody but Pujols to break up that performance.

BobLoblaw
11 years ago

Halladay left the AL East, joined a contender, pitched a no-hitter in the postseason, and he’s still in the shadow of Yankee stuff.

BarryZuckercorn
11 years ago
Reply to  BobLoblaw

BobLoblaw – stick to your law blog and lobbing law bombs. Halladay had the best performance. He’s very good – just like me.