As some of you know, we have a gentleman on here who often laments, complains and rants about pithcers' inability or unwillingness to pitch more than 100 pitches or seven innings.
So Dave8557, this guy is for you ...
Yep, Roy Halladay tossed a complete game last night for the Blue Jays with a career-high 14 strikeouts. It was the 42nd complete game of his career. I know much was made of Kansas City's Zack Greinke a few weeks ago and he's having a phenomenal season, but right now Halladay is the best pitcher in baseball and probably has been for the last few years.
If I had to bet my all my worldly possessions, including my dog, on one game, I would pick "Doc" Halladay to pitch it. It's not even close. The guy is an absolute horse and the definition of a staff ace.
One of my baseball writing counterparts loves Halladay (having covered him) and has written about him on numerous occasions as the shining example of what Felix Hernandez should aspire to be. Well, that guy is right.
A quick thought: while it seems illogical and unthinkable, there are some who believe Halladay may be made available for a midseason trade. If that's the case, how will it affect the value of Erik Bedard?