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They swept the Cincinnati Reds in three games in the NLCS. In Game 1, Halladay struck out eight and walked just one while pitching the second postseason no-hitter in baseball history. However, the Phillies were denied a third straight trip to the World Series when the San Francisco Giants upset them in the NLCS, going on to win the World Series. The Phillies played strong in 2011. They finished with HALLADAY’S BIG YEAR In his first season in a Philadelphia uniform, ace right-hander Roy Halladay had an amazing year.
32 PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES surprised the favored Atlanta Braves by winning in six games. Then they faced the defending champion Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. After splitting the first two games in Toronto, the Phillies lost the next two games at home. The second of those losses, a 15–14 slugfest in which the Phillies blew a late five-run lead, looked as if it would break the team’s back. But Curt Schilling’s shutout in Game 5 lifted Philadelphia to a 2–0 win and sent the series back to Toronto.
In essence, he ship in 28 years. replaced Lee, whom the Phillies In 2009, the Phillies led traded before the season to the the division from May 30 until Seattle Mariners for three pros- the end of the season. Howard, pects. With Halladay’s help, the Utley, and outfielders Jayson Phillies won a fourth consecutive Werth and Raul Ibanez became the 12th group of four team- Hometown Hero mates to each hit 30 home runs LLife ife f came full f circle for f Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer Moy r in 2008. Moyer M yerr grew up outside Philadelphia as a fan of the team, and he skipped school the day d the 1980 Phillies rode down Broad Street in a parade to celebrate their World Series win.