Postseason Memories: 2010If you happened to watch Game 1 of the National League Division Series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Philadelphia Phillies today, you witnessed an instant classic. More than that, you witnessed a piece of baseball history at Citizens Bank Park.
After spending his entire career in Toronto pitching for the Blue Jays in the American League, starting pitcher, Roy Halladay, joined the Phillies rotation in 2010. This afternoon, he made his first career start in the postseason. Questions were raised as to how he would respond to the pressure. He only proceed to throw a no-hitter. That was the first no-hitter in National League playoff history, and only the second no-hitter in postseason history. The last time was when Don Larsen, a starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, threw a perfect game against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series. Earlier in the 2010 season, Halladay also threw a perfect game.
The NL East champion Phillies claimed an earlier 1-0 lead in a best-of-five series against the NL Central champion Reds.