Arguably the two most dominant (if not always most healthy) pitchers in the National League East over the past two-plus seasons, Josh Johnson of the Marlins and Roy Halladay of the Phillies seem to square off against one another an awful lot, and the result is usually something special.
Their first meeting? Well, we all remember Roy Halladay's perfect game in Florida in May 2010.
Their next meeting came not even two weeks later, with Johnson getting the edge in a 2-0 Marlins victory on June 10, 2010.
The two met again on May 10, 2011, with Halladay a hard-luck loser as the Phillies fell to the Marlins 2-1. Johnson would go on to miss most of the rest of the season, while Halladay would lead the Phillies to a franchise-record 102 victories.
Halladay looks to even the score tonight in Philadelphia, and if the prior encounters are any indication, it will not take may runs to win this game.
Now that I've said that: It'll be a 9-7 final score.
Discuss the game below.
#34 / Pitcher / Philadelphia Phillies
May 14, 1977
|2012 - Roy Halladay||1-0||1||1||0||0||0||0||8.0||2||0||0||0||0||5||0.00||.25|
#55 / Pitcher / Miami Marlins
Jan 31, 1984
|2012 - Josh Johnson||0-1||1||1||0||0||0||0||6.0||10||3||3||0||2||4||4.50||2.00|