“He’s the best pitcher I’ve ever faced,” said Jerry Hairston Jr., who waged a 13-pitch at-bat with Halladay in the fourth. “I’ve faced a lot of guys, and as a hitter you hate to give a guy credit like that, but you don’t know what he’s going to throw. Sometimes you think it’s going to sink when it cuts and then sometimes you think it’s going to cut when it sinks and then he has that slow curveball to keep guys off balance.
“It’s one of those things. A guy like that with a five-, six-run lead? He knows how to shut the door.”
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Amanda Comak covers the Washington Nationals and comes to The Washington Times from the Cape Cod Times and after stints with MLB.com and the Amsterdam (N.Y.) Recorder. A Massachusetts native and 2008 graduate of Boston University, Amanda can be reached at email@example.com and you can follow her on Twitter @acomak.
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