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    Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    If no one else will be the big elephant in the room, I will be.

    Sure, tip your hat to Halladay for a stunning performance.

    But how utterly disappointing and embarrassing it is for the Reds.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I've read books about sparkling vampires who walk around in the daylight that were written better than a John Fay article.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Again, my hat is off to Halliday.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Not gonna lie, I don't think there is much any team in baseball could have done against Halladay tonight. The strike zone was very very pitcher friendly, but consistent for both teams. With a pitcher like Halladay on his game like he was tonight you might as well just pray.

    Great game by Halladay, he deserved it, just wish it wasn't in a Philly uni.
    "Today was the byproduct of us thinking we can come back from anything." - Joey Votto after blowing a 10-1 lead and holding on for the 12-11 win on 8/25/2010.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    The upside for the Reds is that the loss shouldn't upset the delicate psyche of Volquez too much. This game was lost in the first inning.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    It's difficult to lose a 5 game series in one game, but the Reds may have just accomplished that.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Halladay is awesome, an all-time great. But this was as big of a letdown as you could have as a fan. Ouch. Halladay is great, but there have been MANY greats to pitch in the post-season between 1956 and now....

    I had no real hope entering this series (picked a Phillies sweep), but I didn't quite expect THAT

    We have a young core that will most likely take this series on the chin from a far superior and experienced team...hopefully they learn from it, and come back next year ready to roll.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Quote Originally Posted by UKFlounder View Post
    It's difficult to lose a 5 game series in one game, but the Reds may have just accomplished that.
    They had to expect Halladay to be dominating. Not to this degree, but they had to expect him to shut them down. If they let today's game stick in their psyches, then they shouldn't have bothered showing up for the playoffs.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    My hat's been tipped. Guy was dominant.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Halladay is one of the best of our generation, but whether you're no-hit by an all-time great or a guy nobody's ever heard of, it's embarrassing and a little disheartening to open the first playoffs in 15 years like this.

    The series isn't over by a long shot. 1 loss is 1 loss, no more, as long as the players focus on Oswalt now. What's done is done. Those players realize Halladay was simply untouchable. They will move on.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    per johnfayman..

    Cabrera: "He and the umpire pitched a no-hitter. He gave him every pitch. Basically, we had no chance"


    Halladay did have an enormous strike zone tonight. He was dominant, but it's nice to see a player come out and say it. OCab went up a notch in my book.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    I know I'm overreacting, but being totally uncompetitive in the first game sure does not set a good tone for the rest of the series.

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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    You're supposed to hit good pitching if you get to the playoffs.

    Maybe my reaction to this will be better down the road. Right now, I'm 27 different kinds of let down, embarrassed, mad, whatever. That sucked.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Quote Originally Posted by sivman17 View Post
    per johnfayman..

    Cabrera: "He and the umpire pitched a no-hitter. He gave him every pitch. Basically, we had no chance"


    Halladay did have an enormous strike zone tonight. He was dominant, but it's nice to see a player come out and say it. OCab went up a notch in my book.
    Just make sure to keep it in check. Don't wanna come across looking like The Cards.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    They had to expect Halladay to be dominating. Not to this degree, but they had to expect him to shut them down. If they let today's game stick in their psyches, then they shouldn't have bothered showing up for the playoffs.
    This.

    The Reds have responded well to an adverse situation all season. They were swept by the Cardinals and people started to hand the central crown to the Redbirds, and the Reds reeled off 17 out of 21 wins to take control of first.

    The Reds were swept by the Phillies in this same ballpark right before the all-star break, and everybody expected the wheels to come flying off. They didn't.

    Friday will be do-or-die. If the Reds don't show up Friday, Philly will clinch no later than Tuesday when Halladay faces us again in Cincinnati.
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