Only a fifth-inning walk to Jay Bruce kept Roy Halladay from throwing a perfect game.
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LDS Game 1

Oct. 6, 2010 -- Phillies 4, Reds 0: He'd waited 13 years to pitch this game, wondering what it felt like to hold the baseball in his hands on an October afternoon. And when his chance finally came, Roy Halladay rose to meet the moment. He pitched the second postseason no-hitter in history. He no-hit a Reds team that hadn't been no-hit since 1971. And he came within one full-count walk of a perfect game.

Not everything in this world is worth the wait. But the first postseason start of Roy Halladay's career was a day when one man's lifelong dream turned into the most unforgettable game of his lifetime.
-- Jayson Stark