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proud that I can say we put Cincinnati baseball back on the map. Gomes' leadership couldn't help the Reds solve Roy Halladay , who no-hit them in Game 1 in Philadelphia as Cincinnati's season ended with a playoff sweep at the hands of the
free agents (the 2000-01 Yankees with Mike Mussina ) or players acquired in trades either during the offseason ( Roy Halladay with the 2010 Phillies) or late in the previous year (Denny Neagle with the 1996-97 Braves, Doug Fister with the
Take it or leave it. No hard feelings, it's a business, all that stuff. Give him the deal the Phillies gave Roy Halladay (much better pitcher than Lester in his prime) in 2009 -- three years at $60 million with a $20 million vesting
behind a who's who of the game's top pitchers (Cliff Lee, Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw, Felix Hernandez, Roy Halladay , CC Sabathia, Zack Greinke , Cole Hamels, Jared Weaver) and ahead of some notable peers (Matt Cain, Mark Buehrle
preferably a southpaw) in his absence, forcing a more aggressive pursuit of pitchers like CC Sabathia , Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay , etc. Given the cost of such a player -- as opposed to the team-friendly deal that Lester has been playing on since
the 2009 season, the Phillies sent left-hander Cliff Lee to the Mariners as part of a three-team deal that landed Roy Halladay in Philadelphia. One year later, teams were coming at Lee with six- and even seven-year offers. Yet even with the
throw more than Sanchez’s six no-hit innings were Don Larsen in his 1956 perfect game in the World Series and Roy Halladay in his 2010 ALDS no-hitter for the Phillies against the Reds. His four-punchout inning marked the fourth time that the
right-handed reliever known in part for his unorthodox delivery that featured him looking away from home plate, beat out Roy Halladay and three other pitchers in that year’s Final Vote to join fellow Sox hurlers Josh Beckett and Jonathan Papelbon
Aceves will be matched up against Cloyd, who began the year in Triple-A and has been tapped to replace the injured Roy Halladay in the Phillies’ rotation. The right-hander has made only two starts on the season at the major league level and
lineup ranking in the bottom third of almost every offensive category. A recent string of injuries has also hurt, with Roy Halladay , Chase Utley , Carlos Ruiz and John Lannan all hitting the disabled list. Here are the pitching matchups for the series