Everybody figured Roy Halladay was going to improve his numbers pitching in the National League. One big concern was hitting substitutions late in games.
One run game, hit for the pitcher — pretty common in the National League. you don’t have to be quite as worried about it any more. It’s only April 12 and Halladay’s got his first National League complete game.
He finished with eight Ks and allowed one run on seven hits. He has a 0.94 ERA and a 0.56 WHIP so far in 2010.
In other news around fantasy baseball on Sunday:
Miguel Cabrera — Continued his torrid start to 2010 by reaching base six times. He was 3-for-3 with three walks. He also scored twice and drove in a run.
Tim Lincecum — Halladay’s main competition for the 2010 NL Cy Young didn’t disappoint in the face of Halladay’s big day. “The Freak” struck out 10 and allowed two runs in seven innings. He earned the win.
Albert Pujols — Went 3-for-5 with two homers and four RBI. Keeping pace with Vernon Wells, Albert?
Alex Gonzalez — Playing the part of Vernon Wells tonight for Toronto, Alex Gonzalez. The shortstop belted a pair of homers — giving him four this season. He went 2-for-4 and is batting .346 this season.
Chris Snyder — Filling in for an injured Miguel Montero — more on that in the news of the day update later this morning — Snyder returned to his old slugging self. He blasted a homer, doubled and drove in five runs.
Rickie Weeks — Went 2-for-3 with three runs, a solo homer and two walks. He’s hitting .368 this season.
Jeremy Affeldt — Gave up a ninth inning homer to Jason Heyward, but still recorded a two-inning save. He made our latest waiver report.
Josh Willingham — Blasted a grand slam off Johan Santana. Finished 2-for-3 with five RBIs, a double and a run scored. He’s hitting .421.
Roy Oswalt — Probably felt he got cheated after pitching so well in a loss. He threw six innings, struck out eight and allowed just five hits. Too bad he was facing Halladay.
Lots of great performances — Jose Guillen hit two homers! — that didn’t make the list. Which performance was our biggest snub? Let us know in the comments.