The Cincinnati Reds are Scheduled for a Follow Up Visit with the Doc

Roy Halladay during his No Hitter against the Reds in the 2010 NLDS.

It was game 1 of the 2010 NLDS match up between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Cincinnati Reds. The game marked the first postseason game for that year’s Cy Young winner, Roy Halladay. It was also his first postseason appearance with his new team who won a world series two years before and who reached the world series the year prior. The atmosphere was incredibly intense for just the first game of the playoffs, but because Roy Halladay was on the hill, it meant so much more.

On that October evening at Citizens Bank Park, the Doctor was in. The Reds only base runner came on a 5th inning walk. Halladay was as tuned in as he had been all season long. The Reds, who had reached the postseason on their late season hitting prowess ran into a wall that evening. Halladay threw what became the 2nd no-hitter in postseason history. He also became the 5th pitcher all time to throw 2 no hitters in a season (last was Nolan Ryan in 1973) and became the first pitcher to ever throw a no-hitter in the regular season and the playoffs in the same year.

When asked about the no no afterwards, Catcher Carlos Ruiz, who caught both of Halladay’s no-hitters, said that Doc was on during the bullpen session prior to the game and had a feeling something special would happen. Doc will try to duplicate that something special tonight.

Travis Wood will take the mound against the Phillies tonight. He is 3-3 with a 5.17 era this season.

Tonight the Red’s will seek to return the favor at CBP coming off of a 6-3 win last night in which the Reds got to Phillies Closer Ryan Madson for 3 9th inning runs. They will send Travis Wood to the mound. Wood is 3-3 with a 5.17 era this season.

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