The striking Roy Halladay

While most of Phillies nation will be glued to their electronic devices to see how Roy Halladay pitches Friday in Wrigley Field, the BoopStats staff is more concerned with his performance at the plate.

Entering the game, Halladay owns the major-league single-season record for most plate appearances in a season in which every PA resulted in a strikeout (13).

Sandy Koufax (12 in his 1955 rookie season) is the only other player to do so with double-digit PAs.

Through 2012, Halladay had struck out 120 times in 285 career plate appearances. Koufax finished his 12-year career with 386 whiffs in 858 PAs.

Here are how the 56 pitches Halladay has seen this season break down:


 Balls  16  —
 Swining Strikes  19  7
 Called Strikes  12  5
 Fouls (on Bunt Att.)       5  1
 Fouls (non-Bunts)    4  

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