It’s the pitching of duel of the century! Or, umm, the Year! No? How about the week? Ok, It’s the pitching duel of the day! Yeah, we’ll go with that one!
It’s the pitching duel of the day!
Seriously though, it should be a great pitched game!
Roy Halladay is the best pitcher in baseball. No one has been more steady than him over the last 10 years. He showed it in his first start of the year. He will shut down the opponents more times than not (as long as he gets through the first inning.)
Josh Johnson could be one of the top pitchers in baseball, if he could stay healthy. He had a 1.64 ERA
last year, but only made 9 starts.
The last time these two teams and these two pitchers met during a Flyers play-off game, well, the offense didn’t show up that night either. Josh Johnson was very, very good that night. His defense failed him on one play. That one play was all that Roy Halladay needed.
Because as good as JJ was, Halladay was that much better. Halladay was perfect.
Can Doc reinvent his perfect magic? Can he get out of the first inning without giving up a run? Can the offense remember that they are suppose to swing the bat and hit the ball? When will summer get here to stay? What kind of performance will we see out of JJ? Will he last the whole season?
Lots of questions, some will be answered tonight. Tune in at 7:05 to see the Phillies take on the Marlins in South Philly.
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