Sunday, April 13, 2008

Congrats to Doc for making it out of Texas with his shin intact

Watching Roy Halladay pitch masterfully in the Jays' 4-1 win in Arlington last night, we couldn't shake the image of seeing Doc writhing on the ground after taking a Kevin Mench liner to his leg a couple of years back. Yikes.

This was Halladay's best start of the year by far, perhaps aided and abetted by a generously wide strike zone by home plate umpire Laz Diaz. (As always, we defer to Hale to confirm whether if our eyes were lying to us.)

Incidentally, to all of the baseball scribes who have referred to Halladay as "brittle" or "injury-prone", we'd like to point out that he has missed time primarily because of that freaky line drive off the leg and his uppity appendix last year (which he ripped out with his bare hands, then returned to pitch three weeks later). So, no: Not so brittle, not so much.

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