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Roy Halladay following in Cliff Lee's footsteps

Apr 22, 2010, 8:46 AM EDT

Roy Halladay hurled a complete-game shutout Wednesday against Atlanta, allowing just four hits and one walk while improving to 4-0 with a 0.82 ERA on the season.
In an odd coincidence the man Halladay was essentially traded for, Cliff Lee, also began his Phillies career with an identical 4-0 record and 0.82 ERA last season. Lee ended up going 11-4 with a 2.78 ERA in 17 starts between the regular season and playoffs.
Lee hasn’t actually pitched yet for Seattle due to an abdominal strain, but MLB recently dropped his five-game suspension and the Mariners have scheduled his debut for next Friday.

  1. MikeZ - Apr 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM

    Halladay allowed 5 hits last night. Marks his 2nd CG SO in 4 starts which is just sick being this early in the season. Watching this guy pitch brings wiffle ball to mind.
    It will be interesting to see how Lee looks in his first start coming off the injury. And his claim that he had no control in spring training.

  2. Phil - Apr 22, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    Awesome story about Ryan Howard

  3. Cowboy - Apr 22, 2010 at 11:07 AM

    The Phillies would of had a lot better pitching staff if they would of kept Lee. just think having both Halladay and lee on the Th e same team. Moyer is not going to hold up because of his age

  4. scatterbrian - Apr 22, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    I’m not a wins guy, and I understand the small sample…..but dude’s got more wins than walks allowed. That would be cool to see over the course of a season.

  5. Captain Jack - Apr 22, 2010 at 3:01 PM

    The way that Halliday pitches nad the offense he has behind him now, it is possible the man may not lose a ball game all year.
    He brings back memories of the ppitchers of the 50’s and 60’s, the Robin Roberts, Warren Spahn, Don Newcombe era, when the elite pitchers routinely had 23, 24, 25 complete games and 20+ victories.
    You are looking at a future Hall of Famer in his prime. Enjoy the spectacle.

  6. s/k - Apr 23, 2010 at 2:09 PM

    all phillies are phenominal

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