Thursday, April 22, 2010

The Phillies Couldn't Ask for More From Halladay

Roy Halladay has made four starts for the Phillies and he's won them all. Not only has he won them all, but he has finished two of those games and is averaging eight and a third innings per start. So far he has a 8/1 strikeout to walk ratio as he's walked only three batters in four games. His WHIP currently stands at 0.88. He's only given up one homer. Oh yeah, he's also batting .200: Pretty good for a former AL pitcher.

Could the Phillies have asked for anything more? Sure, Halladay needs to keep this up all season for the Phillies. But history indicates that he can and probably will. Is the National League this much worse than the American League where Halladay was always great, but never like this? It's like Halladay is playing in a sandbox with a bigger tractor than anyone else. It sure is fun to watch.

1 comment:

Josh Borenstein said...

Cliff Lee got off to a similar start last year with the Phillies. Halladay is great, but not this great. The NL will make adjustments once they see more of him.