Congrats to Roy Halladay for winning the 2010 Cy Young Award.
I’m supposed to be preparing for my trip to Seattle. I have tons to wrap up at work, I have packing to do, but I can’t concentrate. How the heck am I suppose to accomplish anything after last night?
I got home in time to see the Yankees win it and watch the post-game hoopla and I got to wondering what it would feel like to have a team you had an investment with in a game like this, win or lose.
“Why not?” ~ Buster Posey
The Giants add another pitcher’s pelt to their wall next to Jimenez, Latos, Halladay, Oswalt and Hamels. Here’s Cliff Lee’s new post-season stats:
|1||2009||NLDS g1||Oct 7||PHI||COL||W,5-1||6||1||0||5||0|
|2||2009||NLDS g4||Oct 12||PHI||@||COL||W,5-4||5||3||3||5||0|
|3||2009||NLCS g3||Oct 18||PHI||LAD||W,11-0||3||0||0||10||0|
|4||2009||WS g1||Oct 28||PHI||@||NYY||W,6-1||6||1||0||10||0|
|5||2009||WS g5||Nov 2||PHI||NYY||W,8-6||7||5||3||3||0|
|6||2010||ALDS g1||Oct 6||TEX||@||TBR||W,5-1||5||1||0||10||1|
|7||2010||ALDS g5||Oct 12||TEX||@||TBR||W,5-1||6||1||0||11||0|
|8||2010||ALCS g3||Oct 18||TEX||@||NYY||W,8-0||2||0||1||13||0|
|9||2010||WS g1||Oct 27||TEX||@||SFG||L,7-11||8||7||1||7||0|
The first time I was up, I wished Posey luck and he wished me luck. Then I looked out at Lincecum and touched the bill of my cap, and he touched his in response.I had as special a relationship with Timmy as I have had with any pitcher. Maybe because he was so young when I began catching him and I became a mentor to him. We have texted since I was traded but I had not seen him or talked to him in person until the game yesterday. I had heard he had said really nice things about me to the press.When he came up to bat for the first time, I stood and told him, “I want you to know that hits or no hits, win or lose, you’re my boy.”“Hey, Be-Mo, I love you.”Then we both got to work.
|WORLD SERIES WIN COUNTER|
Didn’t get to watch the game yesterday. Open House night at Little Girl’s school. We went to pizza before it started so I got to see inning three, which was the game changer, so I guess I saw everything I ultimately needed to see.
Giants didn’t win, but Phillies lost. Doesn’t that seem like how it is? I’m not saying I feel that way, but for some reason it feels like everyone else outside the Bay Area feels that way. In fact I don’t feel anyone thinks the Giants are even supposed to be here, like they just lucked their way to the top somehow.
Announcer #1 = Man that Roy Halladay is the greatest pitcher of all time, isn’t he?Announcer #1 = You said it A1!A1 = I mean I guess I’d go see a Lincecum game. Y’know, if I got a free ticket or something. And Roy Holladay wasn’t pitching. And I didn’t have to mow my lawn.A2 = Yeah Lincecum’s pretty good.A1 = Yeah…Hey did I ever tell you I made out with a gal who dated Halladay once?A2 = You…are…SO…lucky!
In an effort to kill time while I impatiently wait for Saturday, I guess I’ll do what I did last time before facing the Braves and look at some numbers going into the Championship series. I should point out that looking at the numbers didn’t help me predict anything in any way, and they probably won’t again, but it makes my blog look fancy, so let’s do it anyway.
|2010-04-26||San Francisco Giants||Philadelphia Phillies||W||5||1|
|2010-04-27||San Francisco Giants||Philadelphia Phillies||W||6||2|
|2010-04-28||San Francisco Giants||Philadelphia Phillies||L||6||7|
|2010-08-17||San Francisco Giants||@||Philadelphia Phillies||L||3||9|
|2010-08-18||San Francisco Giants||@||Philadelphia Phillies||L||2||8|
|2010-08-19||San Francisco Giants||@||Philadelphia Phillies||W||5||2|
|For 2010, SFG won 3, PHI won 3.|
This isn’t a Phillies blog obviously, but I wanted to congratulate Roy Halladay for his SECOND no-hitter this season,and being one of only three players to pitch a no-hitter in the post season.
Neither Halladay nor Lincecum gave up a home run, so they were even on that score. But their strikeout totals were markedly different: Halladay punched out “only” 8 batters to Lincecum’s 14. By my calculation, with normal luck, a pitcher with Halladay’s eight strikeouts, one walk, and zero home runs allowed in 28 batters faced would give up an average of 1.55 earned runs per nine innings, while one with Lincecum’s 14 strikeouts, 1 walk, and 0 home runs allowed in 30 batters faced would surrender just 0.37.