The Doc Is Making a House Call: Roy Halladay Set To Square Off With CC Sabathia

Lucas WeickCorrespondent IJune 14, 2010

DENVER - MAY 12:  Starting pitcher Roy Halladay #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies delivers against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on May 12, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Rockies defeated the Phillies 4-3 in 10 innings.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

Just when you thought that you would never see him again after being traded to Philly this past offseason, Roy Halladay returns to clash with the Yankees in the Bronx.

Halladay is not the same as he was last year either, he's better.

Heading into tomorrow'sΒ game, his record stands at 8-4 to the tune of a 1.96 ERA, along with his 85 strikeouts and 14 walks.

And as many Yankee fans know, Halladay has done quite well to holding the Bombers down in the past, with an 18-6 record and 2.84 career ERA against the Yankees.

What makes matters worse is that A-Rod most likely won't be 100% on Tuesday, and that hurts because he is one of the only players that hits Doc with any measure of success, hitting at a .306 clip against the him.

The good news is that CC will get the call against Halladay tomorrow. CC is coming off of back to back wins, although both of them were against the Orioles.

This season overall has not been as kind toΒ Sabathia as it has been to Halladay, with CC bringing a 6-3 record to the table tomorrow, with a 4.01 ERA and 69 strikeouts.

But he is the ace of the staff, as is Doc for the Phillies, so you have to trust him to come up big, and I know he has the stuff to limit the damage from those thunderous bats of the fightin' Phils.

What does all this pitching hype mean? Absolutely nothing, because both teams are among the best offensive teams in their respective leagues.

Either way, it is sure to be a memorable game at Yankee Stadium tomorrow no matter what the score, with arguably the two best pitchers of this century locking horns. Not to mention a re-match from this past fall classic, Broadway Vs. Broad Street all over again.