Roy Halladay has made three starts against the Nationals since he joined the Phillies last year, and in them he pitched like Roy Halladay. He won all three starts and, after the Nationals scored a run in the very first inning of the season, he did not allow the Nationals another earned run in the next 22 he threw against them. The Nationals hit .198 with a .491 OPS against him.
The Nationals, obviously, are hardly alone in having been dominated by the man they call Doc. This season, Halladay has begun his defense of his 2010 Cy Young by pitching like Roy Halladay. He’s allowed one run and issued one walk in 11 innings. Last night, Jerry Hairston called him “probably the best pitcher in the league.”
So, yeah, the Nationals have their work cut out for them. Discuss the game right here. And follow the action here.