Halladay’s clutch RBI single leads Phillies to Game 1 victory

October 6, 2010 by Zaki  
Filed under Headlines, Phillies

Propelled by a key, two-out RBI single in the second inning by Roy Halladay, the Phillies cruised to a 4-0 victory over the Reds in Game 1 of the National League Division Series.

Playing in his first ever postseason game after 12 seasons in the majors, Halladay singled to left field off of Edinson Volquez, scoring Carlos Ruiz to put the Phillies up by a count of 2-0  in one of the more memorable moments in Phillies postseason history.

“I was just focusing on putting the bat on the ball and making some contact,” Halladay said of his clutch hit. “People are trying to make a big deal out of it, but I was just doing my job out there, which is to get on base and score runs any way I can.”

On the mound, Halladay scattered zero hits over nine innings of work, earning his first career postseason win.