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The Halladay/Lannan Reverse Mirror Trick

Career Records - Halladay vs Nats: 11-1; Lannan vs. Phils: 1-11

The Halladay/Lannan Reverse Mirror Trick

(Alex Gallardo/AP)
(Alex Gallardo/AP)

Sunday, Roy Halladay had been scheduled to take his 11-1 career record vs. the Nationals to the mound against them at Citizens Bank Park. Saturday, Washington's John Lannan saw his career mark against the Phils drop to 1-11.

The career numbers:

  Halladay Lannan
     vs. Nationals     vs. Phillies
W-L 11-1 1-11
ERA 2.21 5.84
G/GS 15/14 15/15
CG 2 0
Shutouts 1 0
Innings 105.2 74
Hits 88 94
Runs 28 62
Earned Runs 26 48
Home Runs 9 16
Walks 15 35
Strikeouts 88 41
Walks+Hits/IP 0.98 1.74
Opp. Batting Avg.       .227 .312
Bob Vetrone Jr.
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