The ultimate matchup: Halladay vs. Pujols

When it comes to the best pure hitter and pure pitcher in the game, there are no two better baseball specimens than Albert Pujols and Roy Halladay. If you had to create the perfect baseball player, DNA would be taken from both of these guys and would be used to clone an army of unstoppable futuristic baseball machines.

There may not be any cloning involved, but we’ll get to see the next best thing later tonight. It’s the matchup that many players and fans wanted and now the are finally going to get it at the 80th MLB All-Star Game. After it was announced that Halladay will start the All-Star Game for the American League, he is guaranteed to square off against the best hitter in baseball, Albert Pujols who will be hitting third for the National League All-Stars.

The slight advantage goes to Doc because Pujols is 0 for 4 in career at bats against against Halladay (1 for 6 if we count All-Star Game at bats). But how do you think that it will turn out – will Roy Halladay continue to own Albert Pujols or will Prince Albert deliver in his home ball park?


Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

3 thoughts on “The ultimate matchup: Halladay vs. Pujols

  • July 15, 2009 at 12:14 am

    They should have bat Pujols lead-off so we could all turn the game off after the first pitch.

  • July 15, 2009 at 3:35 am

    Halladay 1, Pujols 0.

    But it would've been cool if it was an All-Star Game with just Halladay and Pujols clones. I'd love to see that!

  • July 15, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    After the ground out last night, Pujols is now 1 for 7 career vs Halladay (which includes All-Star game at bats). That's a .143 AVG – small sample size, but still!

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