Posted by Kieran Carobine, Sat, April 30, 2011 04:18 PM Comments: 16
It seems like every time we cover a Roy Halladay (4-1, 2.14) game, we talk a little about how the strike zone seemed pinched a bit. Why is that? Is it because we know how well Halladay can pitch and how well he can locate pitches? Cruising through the first eight innings, he walked the first batter of the ninth of four straight pitches. Probably nothing, just saying.
FOX broadcaster Tim McCarver has been making fans cringe with his idiotic sayings that make about as much sense as dressing up your pet for Halloween. True story, he once said during a game ‘Pitching is such a vital part of the game, as far as winning is concerned.’ Pure gold. He even went out on a limb to say that the blood on Curt Schilling‘s sock from the 2004 ALCS looked like Oklahoma.
During today’s game, McCarver made a statement about Halladay that was Chuck Norris-esk. He said ‘Roy Halladay only throws balls when he wants to.’ And maybe just this once, it actually made sense. McCarver said this after Halladay had thrown 10 consecutive strikes to start the game.