Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The phenomenal Doc Halladay dominated the Yankees tonight, facing the bare minimum through six innings, pitching a five hit, one run complete game to move to 7 and 1 on the year. The guy is an MLB best 100 up and 43 down since 2003. And perhaps, just perhaps the Blue Jays are for real. The Toronto crowd was surely into the game, cheering the victorious Halladay and vociferously booing the former Blue Jay who started for the Yanks, A.J. Burnett.
The Clarion Content had been listening to Mike Francesa on the Fan noting over and over that the Jays had yet to play the Yanks, Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays, rather feasting on the little sister of the poor, also known as the A.L. Central and the A.L. West while compiling the best record in the American League. In fact, the one hot team the Jays played, the Kansas City Royals, took three out of four from them at the end of April. Which brings us full circle to Zack Greinke is some pitcher.
The young Royal, Greinke, lost his first game of the season the other night, despite throwing an eight-inning complete game. He allowed one run and four hits, but lost 1-0 to the Angels and Joe Saunders. He is 6 and 1 with four complete games, a 0.51 ERA and opponents are hitting an anemic .184 against him. Wow! So while Doc Halladay is still the best pitcher in baseball, Greinke might be starting the All-Star game for the American League this year.