Doc- Phils Looking Resilient

3 Jul

In his homecoming to Toronto, Roy Halladay gave the fans a familiar performance with a complete game win.

Roy did what he does best, and battled.  The Jays didn’t swing early like most teams seem to do with Halladay, and really made him work.  You had to assume that a team that knows him well would come to the park with a plan.  Too bad for them it wasn’t enough.

What I might be most impressed with in this trip to Canada is the Phillies resilience.  In the two games so far there have been six lead changes, and in the end of both games the Phillies came out victorious.  We’ve seen many games this season where the Phillies manage to score in just one inning and then leave it up to their pitchers to hold the lead.  In this series the Phillies have scored 13 runs, and those 13 runs came in ten different innings reminding me of a Phillies team we used to know.  One that seemed to always come back and win.

I’m sure that Kyle and Roy appreciated all the support.

 

• All-Star selections will be announced today.  Halladay and Polanco are locks.  Lee, Hamels, Victorino, and even Howard are in the mix.  Antonio Bastardo and Ryan Madson will be given some consideration, but since Ryan hasn’t played in weeks, he’s likely out.  Bastardo has pitched really well, but with relief pitcher they really only usually select closers. The selection show is at Noon EST on FOX.

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2 Responses to “Doc- Phils Looking Resilient”

  1. mlblogsbarbward July 3, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    I really enjoyed these games. Battling back and forth is always enjoyable to me especially when the Phils come out victorious. You’re right. They are showing their resiliency which is a wonderful sign. Got a little heated at the end. Do you think we’ll ever see Halladay lose his cool like that? I think not.

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