Phillies’ Roy Halladay pitches perfect game


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Everyone knew the Phillies were getting a dominant pitcher when they traded for Roy Halladay, and he is certainly living up to expectations as he threw a perfect game last night.

Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in major league history, delivering the marquee performance of his All-Star career in a 1-0 win over the Florida Marlins on Saturday night in Miami.

It was the second perfect game in the majors this month. The A’s Dallas Braden was perfect against Tampa Bay on May 9. And Colorado’s Ubaldo Jimenez threw a no-hitter in April.

Halladay struck out 11, then got pinch hitter Ronny Paulino to ground out to end it, and was cheered by a crowd of 25,086 throughout much of the night.

“It’s never something that you think is possible,” Halladay said. “Really, once I got the two outs, I felt like I had a chance. You’re always aware of it. It’s not something that you expect.”

The only question that remains is whether Halladay will be as dominant in the post-season. The Phillies traded away Cliff Lee when they acquired Halladay, and Lee has proven himself as a stud in the playoffs. Wouldn’t the two of them look great together at the top of a playoff rotation?

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