13 Years Ago Today
Roy Halladay won his 100th game. It was his 200th start for the Blue Jays.
It was a 2-0 win over the White Sox. Doc went 7 innings, allowed 6 hits, no walks with 7 strikeouts. Casey Jansen pitched the 8th and Jeremy Accardo got the save pitching the ninth. Accardo had 30 saves that season. He never had more than 4 in any other season.
Mark Buehrle started for the White Sox, throwing a complete game 2 hitter, both solo home runs (Aaron Hill and Frank Thomas took him deep). I wonder how many times in MLB history a pitcher threw a 2-hitter and both hits were home runs? Buehrle was 2-2 with a 3.66 ERA after the game. He’d finish 10-9 in 30 starts.
With Buehrle and Doc pitching, it was a quick game, 1 hour 50 minutes.
Halladay threw 96 pitches in his 7 innings, 62 were strikes. The win gave him a 5-2 record with a 3.90 ERA. He would finish the season 16-7 with a 3.71 ERA in 31 starts with 7 complete games. . He finished 5th in Cy Young voting.
Catching Halladay was Sal Fasano. I had forgot that he was a Jay. He only played in 16 games for us that season, hitting .178/.229/.311.
The Jays were 25-28 after the win, third in the AL East, already 11.5 games back of the Red Sox. We’d finish 83-79, still in third, 13 games back of the Red Sox.
|Darin Erstad CF||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.264||.311||.341||.652||9||7||-0.225||CS|
|Luis Terrero PH-CF||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||.261||.393||.652||1.045||1||1||-0.042|
|Tadahito Iguchi 2B||4||0||1||0||0||0||4||.221||.318||.322||.640||19||10||-0.062|
|Jim Thome DH||3||0||0||0||1||1||4||.300||.509||.575||1.084||24||12||-0.069|
|Jermaine Dye RF||4||0||1||0||0||0||4||.239||.302||.456||.757||11||7||-0.042|
|Paul Konerko 1B||3||0||1||0||0||1||3||.229||.312||.397||.709||17||10||-0.015|
|A.J. Pierzynski C||3||0||1||0||0||0||3||.255||.298||.446||.743||9||8||-0.151||CS,GDP|
|Joe Crede 3B||3||0||0||0||0||2||3||.227||.273||.331||.604||10||8||-0.117|
|Rob Mackowiak LF||3||0||1||0||0||1||3||.239||.331||.330||.661||10||7||-0.015|
|Juan Uribe SS||3||0||1||0||0||1||3||.210||.268||.348||.616||7||5||0.050||2B|
|Alex Rios RF||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.300||.353||.538||.892||6||5||-0.046|
|Lyle Overbay 1B||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.254||.330||.472||.802||11||8||-0.059|
|Vernon Wells CF||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.258||.321||.414||.735||7||5||-0.043|
|Troy Glaus 3B||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.270||.383||.532||.915||18||10||-0.047|
|Frank Thomas DH||3||1||1||1||0||0||3||.223||.357||.400||.757||8||5||0.034||HR|
|Aaron Hill 2B||3||1||1||1||0||1||3||.284||.346||.477||.823||12||7||0.082||HR|
|Adam Lind LF||3||0||0||0||0||0||3||.216||.269||.373||.642||10||7||-0.028|
|Sal Fasano C||3||0||0||0||0||1||3||.121||.194||.273||.467||10||7||-0.048|
|John McDonald SS||2||0||0||0||0||0||2||.273||.289||.386||.675||9||5||-0.032|
|Roy Halladay, W (5-2)||7||6||0||0||0||7||0||3.90||24||96||62||10||7||4||72||0.480|
|Casey Janssen, H (8)||1||0||0||0||0||1||0||1.01||3||8||7||2||0||0||0.126|
|Jeremy Accardo, S (6)||1||0||0||0||1||0||0||1.11||4||13||6||2||1||0||0.081|