If Roy Halladay didn't face the Yanks six times this season, perhaps things would've ended differently. Halladay became the first pitcher since Luis Tiant to beat the Yankees 5 times in a single season tonight, and he hardly broke a sweat doing it. Halladay threw his 9th complete game of the season and picked up his 20th win as well
No two pitchers had more to do with the Yankee fortunes this season than Roy Halladay and A.J. Burnett. The two combined to go 8-2 against the Bombers, and the Yanks were lucky to win last night's game considering Burnett dominated them again.
I realize a lot of people are calling for the Yanks to sign Burnett this offseason, but if I had my druthers, it would be Halladay that they target. I truly believe he's the best pitcher in the league.
In other news, Francisco Cervelli got his first career start; Pavano still blows; Melky played; A-Rod, Jeter and Damon did not (Damon pinch hit to end the game); Mo has shoulder issues, he's getting an MRI; Pettitte has been shut down for the rest of the season due to shoulder issues; and we only have to suffer through 2 more games to before the Moose goes for number 20.Player of The Game:
Gardner (average all the way up to .223 after his 3/4 tonight)Team Record: