Doc pitches fifth complete game; earns 10th win
June 27, 2011
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Phils SS Jimmy Rollins doubles off the right-center field wall in the bottom off the 2nd. It was the second of four hits for Rollins. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)
There should be no doubt who the best pitcher in red pinstripes is.
Roy Halladay was at his best once again, proving why he’s the best pitcher on the Phillies roster, let alone the best in Major League Baseball.
Halladay pitched his fifth complete game of the season, picking up his 10th win as well in the Phils 3-1 win over Oakland Sunday afternoon.
Halladay had another low strike out total but he lowered his ERA in the process. The only run he let cross home was on a bloop single and he scattered eight hits throughout the game.
The right-hander once again put the Phils in the best possibly position to win as the Phillies have won all of Doc’s last eight starts.
Jimmy Rollins had a great day at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.
The Phils got runs early for Halladay in the 1st. Rollins singled and Placido Polanco doubled to start off the game. Shane Victorino followed up with an RBI single to make it 1-0. Ryan Howard grounded into a double play, scoring Polanco, to make it 2-0.
The A’s cut the lead in half in the top of the 4th. Ryan Sweeney hit a bloop single up the middle to score Coco Crisp.
But the Phils added one more in the 5th when Ben Francisco drove in Rollins to make it 3-1.
2B: Polanco (11), Rollins (13).
WP: Halladay (10-3). LP: Outman (3-2).