Halladay Pitches Phillies Past Braves

By scotthumphries

Roy Halladay tossed a five-hit complete-game shutout as the Phillies beat the Braves 2-0 in Atlanta tonight.

Halladay, a former AL Cy Young Award winner, was dominant from the get-go as he cruised to his fourth win (he’s already 4-0) of the season.

Chipper Jones had two hits in the game including a double, but the Braves had just five hits in the game and three of those were singles.

Braves’ starter Tim Hudson also pitched well, allowing just six hits and two runs in six innings pitched, while striking out five, but was no match for Halladay in this game and took the loss.

On a positive note, Jonny Venters pitched two hitless and scoreless innings of relief for the Braves, retiring all six batters that he faced, while striking out two, and has now pitched five shutout innings of one-hit ball for Atlanta since being called up from the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves last weekend.

The Phillies improved to 9-5 with the win, while the loss dropped the Braves to 8-6.

The two NL East rivals will go at it again tomorrow night in the final game of their three-game series.

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