Anyway, the playoffs started. Roy Halladay had to go and make the rest of the playoffs anti-climactic by throwing a freaking no-hitter, only the second in postseason history. He also got a hit himself, which means he outhit the entire Cincinnati Reds team. He threw 104 total pitches in his nine innings, 25 for balls; the opposing starter, Edinson Volquez of the Reds, went 1.2 innings, threw 56 pitches and 24 for balls. Eeesh. Oh, and the last playoff hit for the Reds still belongs some time back in 1995.
Also, the first RBI of the 2010 postseason belonged to Jeff Francoeur. And the second, to Bengie Molina. The Rangers scored more runs in today’s game, against David Price and his sub-2 ERA at home this year, than they did in their last two playoff series COMBINED.
Jim Thome popped up on the first pitch he saw from Mariano Rivera to end the Yankees/Twins game. The last time he swung at the first pitch he saw from Mo? Game 2 of the 1998 ALCS.