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Halladay too much for the Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jul 11, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Some games don’t need a whole lot of analysis. This was one of them. When Roy Halladay is that good, nobody is beating him.

“You could have thrown an all-star team out there out there today and they wouldn’t have done much,” Derek Jeter said.

“Tonight was domination,” Alex Rodriguez said. “We weren’t even close.”

Halladay is 11-6 with a 2.71 ERA and seven complete games. No other pitcher in baseball has more than three. If he doesn’t start the All-Star Game, Terry Francona has some explaining to do.

A few notes: The Rays have lost five straight and the Yankees have picked up only 2.5 games in the standings. Halladay aside, it’s hard to let those opportunities go to waste. … Joba Chamberlain has a 2.81 ERA as a starter and tonight struck out nine without a walk. That he has one victory in eight starts is meaningless given how often the Yankees struggle to score runs. If he stays healthy, Joba is going to be a monster. … I have no idea whether Richie Sexson will hit again. But he’d be a far, far better glove late in games than Wilson Betemit. … Thanks for reading tonight. Back with more tomorrow.




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