Of all the pitchers in the American League to go pitch for pitch with Roy Halladay, Carl Pavano was the guy I least expected to match Doc tonight. Aside from opposing each other at the Rogers Centre tonight, the only thing that Pavano and Halladay have in common this year is that they are the top two pitchers in the American League when it comes to BB/9 (walk per nine).
Halladay did an amazing job of holding off the Twins for most of the game, but they finally got to him in the top of the ninth, expanding their lead to 4-1 over the Blue Jays. Whether or not Cito Gaston made a mistake by leaving Halladay in there for too long is subjective.
Regardless, the offense showed up just about as much as the fans did tonight. Infield Fly tweeted this nugget of news that ...
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