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

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffey012 View Post
    But swinging on the 1st pitch is the anti-sabr approach. It makes no sense to not try and work a pitcher's pitch count up and get the the bullpen. (all sarcasm). I think this game was a perfect example of why Dusty's "hacking" approach isn't as bad as many people make it out to be. I have been saying all year that against the great pitchers you cannot afford to be patient because once they have you down, you stand little chance.
    The Reds were hacking at a lot of first pitches in game one. Just because Halladay was throwing first pitch strikes doesn't mean they were good pitches to hit. He was nailing the corners (and off the corners) all night. You need to make him work. The more pitches he throws the better chance there is he makes a mistake.

    The real shame of it is, the one time the Reds got him in the stretch he threw an absolute cookie to Stubbs, but all he could do was foul it back. It would have been nice to see how Halladay pitched out of the stretch.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    The Reds were hacking at a lot of first pitches in game one. Just because Halladay was throwing first pitch strikes doesn't mean they were good pitches to hit. He was nailing the corners (and off the corners) all night. You need to make him work. The more pitches he throws the better chance there is he makes a mistake.

    The real shame of it is, the one time the Reds got him in the stretch he threw an absolute cookie to Stubbs, but all he could do was foul it back. It would have been nice to see how Halladay pitched out of the stretch.
    I agree with you partially on the fact you don't swing at a 1st pitch pitchers strike, but with a pitcher of Halladay's caliber is tough to hit with a 0-0 count, but gets increasingly harder as you get to 0-1 and 0-2. You have to be ready to swing right away at a hittable pitch, you can't wait for "your" pitch because it might come once a game.

    Halladay had our hitters so baffled they were swinging at strike one out of the zone, and taking strike on down the middle nearly every time. It was a crazy sight.
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    Re: Halladay throws 2nd postseason no-hitter in history to beat Reds in Game 1

    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    Which phrase do you think was beaten to death more regarding this game?

    a) "Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the guy"

    b) "Halladay is/was dealing"

    c) ____ should have made that play (, sorry couldn't resist)
    All of the above. I think I've beaten all three into the ground over the last day and half.
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