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Halladay's Strange, Unlucky Day

The Good Phight looked at Roy Halladay’s from today and thought something looked off.

The Reds registered hits on 11 of 25 balls in play against the Doc. The end result was a strange line: a complete game 8.0 IP, 13 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 10 K performance that pumped up his ERA, but is likely to drop his xFIP. That line screams “tough luck” to me, so I ran a quick search through the Baseball Reference Play Index to see if there have ever been any other outings like it. With parameters set at 8 or fewer innings pitched, 10 or more strikeouts, and 13 or more hits, the results came in…

It turns out, there were only three other outings in history in which a guy posted that line. Ironically the previous three were all former Phillies; Curt Schilling, Steve Carlton, & Robin Roberts.