The MLB playoffs are about to start and after a competitive finish to the season we finally have all the matchups for baseball’s big dance set. The divisional series will be broadcast on FOX Sports 1, and to get you ready for October baseball we have been taking a look back at some of the best moments in MLB playoff history over the last few days.
Today we’re remembering Roy Halladay’s no-hitter from the 2010 National League Division Series.
The Philadelphia Phillies were the defending World Series champions in 2010, and they started the playoffs with a bang. Facing the Cincinnati Reds in Game 1 was Roy Halladay, unquestionably one of the best pitchers of his generation. Remarkably, Halladay was making his first career postseason start that might.
“Doc” made the most of his appearance, hurling a mesmerizing no-hitter in which he completely baffled the Reds’ powerful lineup all night. Halladay struck out eight, walked just one batter and only needed 104 pitches (79 of which were strikes) to finish off his gem. He only faced one batter over the minimum and was completely dominant, throwing first-pitch strikes to 25 out of the 28 hitters who came to the plate.
It was just the second postseason no-hitter of all-time, joining Don Larsen’s perfect game from the 1956 World Series.
Below is video of Halladay finishing off his masterpiece: