So Roy Halladay wasn’t going to be bump forever and he turned in a beaut, a one-hit shutout as the Jays rolled 6-0. According to Jonathan Abrams, writing in for the New York Times:
Johnny Damon veered straight into the clubhouse after Friday’s game. Not in anger, but in amazement. He confirmed what his eyes had just seen but his mind could still not quite grasp.
Just as in his previous three at-bats, the ball came out of Roy Halladay’s hand in the eighth inning with the velocity of a fastball and the zigzag movement of a changeup. Damon had struck out on three pitches in his fourth and final at-bat. Now, he smiled.
“Just making sure that it wasn’t just me that thought that pitch was impossible to hit,” he said.
I’m up in Vermont with the wife’s family this weekend so I missed the game. But it doesn’t take too much to imagine how last night’s game panned-out. Fortunately, the Red Sox also lost so New York’s lead remains at seven-and-a-half. Turn the page and keep it movin’.