It’s Roy Halladay vs. Josh Johnson tonight, and it’s the best pitching matchup of the season so far.
These two have faced each other three times in their careers:
- June 18, 2006, in Miami. The Marlins beat the Blue Jays, 4-1. Johnson allowed eight hits, one earned run and six walks in 5 2/3 innings. He struck out 5. Halladay allowed eight hits, four earned runs and two walks in six innings. He struck out seven.
- May 29, 2010, in Miami. Halladay threw the 20th perfect game in baseball history in a 1-0 victory. He struck out 11. Johnson allowed seven hits, one unearned run and one walk in seven innings. He struck out six.
- June 10, 2010, in Philadelphia. The Marlins beat the Phillies, 2-0. Johnson allowed three hits and one walk in eight innings. He struck out five. Halladay allowed six hits, one run and one walk in eight innings. He struck out eight.
Since Halladay joined the Phillies, Halladay and Johnson have allowed just one earned run in 32 innings. They have allowed just 15 hits and just three walks. They have struck out 30.
This is must-see-TV tonight.