Players of the night
Roy Halladay - Blue Jays
Vs. Red Sox
W, CG, 6 H, 7 K, 1 R
There were a few very good pitching performances last night, but Halladay gets the nod for doing it against the Red Sox. If the Toronto ace keeps pitching like this, who knows what he'll go for on the open market. Could the White Sox be a suitor?
This was the first dominant game Halladay has pitched since June 7. He's been battling nagging injuries, of course, but it's nice to see him return to the form he showed earlier in the season.
He did it by inducing ground balls. He has as many yesterday (10) as he had fly balls.
Perhaps most impressive is how efficient Halladay was last night. He polished off the vaunted Boston lineup in just 105 pitches.
More, after the jump...
SS Yunel Escobar - Braves
3-4, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R
Jerry Manuel's Mets are just a disaster right now, and Escobar took it upon to keep it that way. He keyed Atlanta's 7-1 win over their division rival last night.
Escobar is quickly becoming one of the best hitting shortstops in the National League. His triple slash line of .303/.365/.468 is very impressive.
Escobar has been on a tear July. After a sub-par June, Escobar is OPS'ing 1.052 since July 1.