The Cincinnati Reds had a rude welcome to the 2010 MLB playoffs.
The Phillies' Roy Halladay threw an absolute gem. The Reds couldn't even muster a hit off the leading candidate for NL Cy Young. He threw 104 pitches, with only 25 of those for balls.
That is incredible.
It didn't matter what team Halladay was facing, he has a buzz-saw. So the Reds have to keep that in mind when Game 2 begins on Friday night.
Sure the Reds haven't scored a run against the Phillies in 30 innings, all at Citizens Bank Park
Sure they have been shut out by the same team in three consecutive games for the first time since the Cubs did it in 1982.
But here is why the Reds can bounce back against the Phillies in Game 2.