Thursday, October 07, 2010

Haladay No-No...Teixeira Rescues Yanks...Lee And Rangers Topple Rays

The best will come first on this nippy Thursday morning here in north central Connecticut. Roy Halladay accomplished something only one other pitcher in MLB history has done and he led his favored Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds. What did he do? He threw a one walk NO HITTER, a feat only Don Larson has done in the post season. He had complete command of every one of his pitches and didn't throw one pitch that was straight. It was one of the best nine innings I've ever seen. Here he is...

"It's surreal, it really is. I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it's a dream come true."

Next up is the NY Yankees 6-4 win over the Minnesota Twins. Mark Teixeira, who has been hampered by a hand injury, came through when the pinstripers needed him the most. He said this about his tater...

"Game-winning homers. There's nothing better. It's just bad luck for Minnesota. We just keep fighting. That's a great team over there. We've played a lot of tough games against them.

And lastly, Cliff Lee led his Texas Rangers to a 5-1 upset win over the Tampa Bay Rays. The quality of the remaining Ranger starting pitchers drops off drastically after Cliff. He said this after the game...

"I like pitching on a big stage. Just pitching in the big leagues alone is an honor, but when you get an opportunity to make it to the postseason that's what it's all about. That's what you play all year for."

There are three more games today including the prime time game one between Atlanta and San Francisco. The starters will be old friend Derrick Lowe and Lincecum. Pettitte and Pavano will go, respectfully, for the Yanks and the Twinkies at 6:07pm and lastly, in the early game, Wilson and Garza will take the hill for the Rangers and the Rays. So there's a full slate for you. I hope you enjoy them. I'll start picking the games in the championship round, which will be here before we know it. The pinstripers need a great start by Andy Pettitte to bolster their three man starting staff. I think they'll beat the Twins but the road to the World Series gets tougher from there. May the best teams (and the Twins) win.

Enjoy the action, have a great Thursday, click on this post's title to be zapped to ESPN dot com for all the coverage of each of yesterday's games and as always, BE WELL. Thanks. Happy autumn to one and all.

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