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Poll: Best pitching performance of the year?

Oct 6, 2010, 9:42 PM EDT

It might seem like a no-brainer to say that Roy Halladay just turned in the best outing by a pitcher this season, and in most seasons it would be. But since it was the sixth no-hitter of the year, and two of them – including one by Halladay himself – were perfect games, I figure it’s at least worth discussing.

So what do you think?


  1. LukeHalpert - Oct 6, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Brandon Marrow was better then all of em

  2. CJ - Oct 6, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Gotta go with tonight’s game…his first postseason start. Some in the media were calling his lack of postseason experience one of the few questions the Phils had going into the postseason. And in typical Roy Halladay he shut them up with authority.
    Can’t they just rename the Cy Young after him and just give him the award already?

  3. Route36West - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:02 PM

    come on no question 1 of them was in the playoffs thats all that matters.

  4. Reflex - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    Going with tonight’s simply because of the quality of the opponent. In my mind its this one or Dallas Braden’s given who they were playing. I’d also add Gallaraga’s simply because he was robbed.

  5. Kiwicricket - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:26 PM


  6. BIGBRUCE11047 - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:31 PM

    This no-hitter is probably the best pitching performance since Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Roy Halladay is the second pitcher to throw a no-hitter in postseason play but Don Larsen still holds the distinction of being the only pitcher to throw a no-hitter (perfect game) in the World Series. There really isn’t a way to compare the two pitchers but I would say they are very close to each other. Congratulations for throwing the no-hitter!!

  7. Flyinghigh - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:36 PM

    Mr. Class Jose Cabrera has the balls to complain about the strike zone. I guess that’s why he was swinging at balls that were bouncing up there. Moron.

  8. JBerardi - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    Anyone have the Bill James game scores on these starts?

  9. Flyinghigh - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:47 PM

    Should have had a no hitter but it still wouldn’t rate as the best.

  10. Jonny5 - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    The two perfect games of course. But this one was a milestone for Halladay. First postseason game is a no-no. Second ever in post season history. And it kinda made the Reds say awww sheeeit.

  11. Turd Ferguson - Oct 6, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    I don’t dislike polls, per se; however, this one IS an absolute no-brainer. Second postseason no-hitter EVER!! No question, this was the best pitching performance of the year….thus far.

  12. skitchx48 - Oct 6, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Red #1: Man, that was rough. But hey, we’re not out of it yet! Who do we have Friday?
    Red#2: The guy who’s never lost in the postseason.
    Red#1: Oh. Well who do we have after that?
    Red#2: The guy who won the NCLS and World Series MVP two years ago.
    Red#1: Hmm. Well if we beat one of them, who would we see in game 4?
    Red#2: Halladay again.
    Red#1: S#@!

  13. Utley's hair - Oct 6, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    This one was the best (yet? Oswalt? Hamels?) performance since it was the NLDS–and it was a strike shy of his second perfect game of 2010, plus, he got a two-out RBI on the first pitch he ever faced in the playoffs, and proceeded to score from second on a Hawaiian single. After that, Braden’s PG and then Doc’s. But I would have to say that the Imperfect Game is next.

    But I do have to ask who the hell voted for the Edwin Jackson no-no?!?!?!? The guy walked 75 people (give or take) for God’s sake!

  14. mustbechris - Oct 7, 2010 at 1:29 AM

    the no hitter tonight was better than the perfect game in may. he did it with less pitches against a much better team with much more on the line and absolutely no breaks in the lineup since volquez was out in the 2nd inning (whereas josh johnson went the distance for the marlins in the perfecto and therefore was at the plate twice). he looked more dominant tonight than he did in the perfect game. throwing a perfect game is awesome, but throwing a no-no in the playoffs is more awesome, especially under these circumstances.
    no love for armando galarraga’s should-have-been-perfect game though?

  15. Nikoli - Oct 7, 2010 at 8:18 AM

    You’ll have to remind me….when you refer to the “Hawaiian” which guy are you talking about? I didn’t know the Phillies had a Hawaiian.

  16. Nikoli - Oct 7, 2010 at 8:19 AM

    I second the Gallaraga comment. If the vote was for the most memorable outing of the year that’s right up there with the two Halladay performances I think. I’ll remember the robbed perfect game before I recall Edwin Jackson’s 39 walk no-hitter.

  17. CJ - Oct 7, 2010 at 9:04 AM

    Shane Victorino = the Flyin Hawaiian

  18. Bull Durham - Oct 7, 2010 at 10:08 AM


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