Phillies’ Roy Halladay Dominated The Yankees…Or At Least He Used To

June 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments
Article Source: Bleacher Report - New York Yankees

We all know that Roy Halladay has dominated the Yankees throughout his career. But to get a better understanding of just how dominant he’s been, we turn to this article from ESPN New York’s Mark Simon . He breaks down Doc’s dominance and looks at some of Halladay’s impressive numbers against the Yankees from a historical perspective.

Halladay’s 18-6 record against the Bombers:

Only two pitchers who have more than 20 decisions against the Yankees have better win-loss records: You’ve heard of the all-time leader, Babe Ruth (17-5, .773). No. 2 is early 20th-century Hall of Famer Addie Joss (28-9, .757).

His 2.84 ERA against the Yankees–by far the best of any pitcher since 1994, or in “the wild-card era”. The only other guys who’ve thrown at least 100 innings in that stretch that are close are Pedro Martinez (3.20) and David Wells (3.47).

He then looked at the pitchers with the best ERA+ against the Yanks throughout history with a minimum of 200 innings. Here are those pitchers:

  1. Hoyt Wilhelm: 148 (mostly as a reliever)
  2. Roy Halladay: 145
  3. Walter Johnson: 138
  4. Pedro Martinez: 137
  5. Dean Chance: 135

Halladay also has seven complete games against the Yankees, which is three more than any other pitch in the wild-card era.

Simon also goes into Halladay’s dominance of Derek Jeter, and discusses all the above in greater detail.

Basically, he’s been the most dominating pitcher against the Yankees all-time, which is pretty damn impressive.

Most recently, he was 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA against them in 2009, including a complete game one-hitter in September. The only stat I could find that the Yankees have on their side is Halladay’s 4.85 ERA in two starts at the new stadium. One way or another, the Yankees are very lucky that they will only rarely have to face Halladay now that he’s in the NL. However, one of those rare occasions will be tonight in the Bronx, and CC Sabathia is going to brush off his recent struggles quickly because he’s in for a battle.


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