Eight innings good.
For those of you who thought Roy Halladay was cooked, you were wrong.
Roy’s performance on Friday night was utterly brilliant, and it all came down to one thing.
“To me it’s going out and making pitches. I’ve had years when I threw 90 or 91. I had success. It’s location, movement and making pitches. For me one or two miles-per-hour isn’t going to help me. For me, location and movement is going to help me. I just need to focus to continue to do that — just go out and pitch. I’ve been fortunate to have a lot of success in my career and I’ve been very blessed to do that and I’m going to go out from game to game like I always have. I’m not worried about if I’m going to win 20. Those are things I’ve never worried about and I’m not going to worry about them now. I’m just going to do the best I can and be aggressive and make pitches.”
That’s just the type of pitcher Roy is. It’s not about his velocity, it’s about his stuff. Last night made it pretty evident that Roy can be effective if he’s throwing 90-91 instead of 92-93.
Did you see that curve ball last night? Nasty.