PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – It had been done only once in baseball playoff history, before last night. The Phillies’ Roy Halladay threw a no-hitter against the Reds to open the National League Division Series.
Former Phillies pitcher Dan Plesac, now with the MLB Network, talks about Halladay’s performance with Glen Macnow and Ray Didinger of 610 WIP…(includes Scott Franzke’s call of the last out)
Fans were on their feet the entire ninth inning, cheering Roy Halladay into the history books with each pitch. And then, when the Reds’ Brandon Phillips bounced one in front of the plate, 46,000 fans knew they had witnessed something truly special: A no-hit, no run game:
(DeNardo:) “Did you have any idea when you came to the ballpark tonight that you’d be witnessing history?”
“I had no idea. I love it! I just can’t believe it. I’m mystified!”
(DeNardo:) “How good is Roy Halladay?”
“He’s amazing. He’s just the best thing that’s even happened to this team!”
Halladay’s 4-0 win was only the second no-no in postseason history. The only other, was Don Larsen’s perfecto in the 1956 World Series.
Fans watching the game at a bar in center city also couldn’t believe their eyes.
“It was unbelievable. There’s not many games where you’re literally hanging on every pitch, and this was one of those games.”
(Kuznits:) “What’s it like to watch the Phillies play a no-hitter on the first game of the playoffs?”
“It was incredible. This has only happened once before, and to see it again is special.”
Fans say the team has raised the bar for the rest of the playoffs and they’re already thinking World Series:
“I think in the end, we’ll pull it out and we’re going to show this city that we have something to be proud of.”
“I definitely see a repeat of ’08. I think that’s what everybody wants.”
“I wanna see a rematch of the Yankees!”
Reported By Mike DeNardo and Hadas Kuznits, KYW Newsradio
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