Frustrating Game for Jays' Roy Halladay

Ian HunterCorrespondent IMay 23, 2009

Although he didn't visibly show it, Roy Halladay had every right to be pissed off tonight. Despite his best efforts, the Blue Jays couldn't even give him one single run in support after he tossed seven shutout innings against the Atlanta Braves.

With Scott Rolen on base with a lead off double in the top of the eighth and Halladay in the on-deck circle, Roy was probably full of so much adrenaline and hatred that he could've hit a two-run jack to win the game. But Cito Gaston opted to pull Halladay from the game, and pinch hit for him and sub in Joe Inglett.

Vernon Wells was literally inches from tying the game in the bottom of the ninth, but Braves' third baseman Martin Prado bobbled, caught, and threw the ball to first all in one fluid motion to end the game.

Doc was probably very upset at the result of tonight's game, but thankfully he was not pinned with the loss and instead was dealt a no decision, leaving Halladay's record at 8-1. Halladay will just move on and channel his frustrations into another win.

Years from now, a therapist will uncover the true emotions that Roy Halladay experienced tonight.

But in the meantime, you definitely don't want to see him when he's angry.