I watched that game from the bottom first, and from the moment Roy Halladay threw the first pitch I saw, I knew it. "Perfect game" I said, and kept on saying it. He was perfect through 5, before he tried to get the guy out on an outside pitch and he didn't bite drawing the walk. That was the ONLY walk of the night, and truly the only real time the Reds were able to muster any kind of offense against Halladay. Very few times were the Reds able to actually make contact and so defensively the night was easy for the team, except for the final and most awesome play of the night.
Another weakly hit ball, it would be a routine throw to first for the final out. Except the Reds batter illegally dropped the bat like near home plate, making the play almost impossible. Except Carlos Ruiz, who should either A: be an all-star by now or B: Win the Gold Glove for his stellar defense at the plate/calling pitchers and at the same time being maybe one of the best 8-spot hitter in the league, made a heck of a strong throw and Ryan Howard with the No-Hit sealing catch to end it.
So it didn't go all according to plan, but this part did. Halladay went 2-1 in the playoffs and the other win was a truly heartfelt performance. Facing elimination, any other ordinary player would hang it up. But Halladay gutted through the pain and successfully put us in a position to win.
. The 2010 Phillies were historic in their own way, and this was the capper on such historic greatness.
And we were clamoring for Cliff Lee. Hey, we might still get him you never know.(Nah, I'm more interested in resigning Werth. He was the better player than Ryan Howard over the course of the year and the post season)