PHILADELPHIA -- At precisely 7:42 p.m. ET, Roy Halladay wound up for the final stroke of his masterpiece. Brandon Phillips beat the pitched ball into the ground. Carlos Ruiz picked it up and tossed it into immortality.Halladay thus turned the beginning of the Phillies' National League title defense into defiance, defying history and denying the Reds with his 4-0 no-hitter in Game 1 of the NL Division Series at Citizens Bank Park. "It's surreal," Halladay said. "It really is. I just wanted to pitch here, pitch in the postseason. To be able to go out and have a game like that is a dream come true." Halladay's masterpiece joins Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series as the only two no-hitters in postseason history.
Double or nothing
|2010||Roy Halladay||PHI||5/29, 10/6|
|1973||Nolan Ryan||CAL||5/15, 7/15|
|1952||Virgil Trucks||DET||5/15, 8/25|
|1951||Allie Reynolds||NYY||7/12, 9/28|
|1938||J. Vander Meer||CIN||6/11, 6/15|