It's been an exciting first week of the Major League Baseball playoffs 2010! The Philadelphia Phillies played the Cincinnati Reds, the Tampa Bay Rays played the Texas Rangers, the Minnesota Twins played the New York Yankees, and the San Francisco Giants played the Atlanta Braves. On the first playoff day, Wednesday, October 6, the Phillie's pitcher Roy Halladay threw a no hitter! Not only that, but it was his second no hitter, which makes baseball postseason history!! And for those of you who are not familiar with a no hitter, it is when not one batter from a team hits the ball. This means not one player from the Reds hit a ball during this game. Roy Halladay did have one walk, to Reds player Jay Bruce, on a full-count pitch. (A full-count pitch is when there are two strikes and three balls; three strikes are needed for a strike-out and four balls are needed for a walk) Jay Bruce was the only player from the Reds to get on base the entire game! Needless to say, the Phillies won the game 4-0. Then there were the Rays and the Rangers. The Rays are off to a rough start, with their first two games ending in 1-5 and 0-6 with the Rangers in the lead. However, the Rays still have a chance, because they have patience, a good defense, and good pitching. The Twins and the Yankees are playing each other and so far, the Yankees are leading the last two games 6-4 and 5-2. Some think the Twins could still win because they love to prove everybody wrong. The Giants vs. the Braves have current scores of 1 (Giants) to 0 (Braves) and 4 (Giants) to 5 (Braves) in an 11th inning game. Keep checking in for more exciting updates of the 2010 MLB Playoffs!
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