To tweet: http://es.pn/no_no_soup
On the night Philadelphia ace Roy Halladay tossed the second no-hitter in MLB postseason history (against Cincinnati in Game 1 of the NLDS), ESPN Radio baseball analyst Dave “Soup” Campbell essentially predicted the eventual outcome in the fourth inning.
Following a Reds strikeout during the fourth inning, Campbell said, “I wonder if Don Larsen is watching.” Larsen famously threw the only other no-hitter in MLB postseason history, a perfect game during the 1956 World Series.
The next morning, ESPN Radio Mike & Mike co-host Mike Greenberg asked Campbell when he first thought Halladay had some special going. Campbell said “probably in the first inning…he had his sinker working. He had the cutter working. The change split was dive-bombing…the curveball…he had it all working.”
The only thing which could have stopped Halladay, according to Campbell, was the Phillies’ lengthy at bat in the bottom of the second inning (creating an unusually long rest for Halladay) and the fact it was raining.
Listen to the entire Mike & Mike interview with Campbell.