Friday, March 11, 2011

Halladay Works Six Scoreless over Yankees; Rajai Davis Brings Speed, Power to Blue Jays

Players of the Day for Thursday, March 10, 2011

American League

In five major league seasons, Rajai Davis has worn the caps of the Pittsburgh Pirates, San Francisco Giants and Oakland A's, where he spent the last 2 1/2 seasons, but this year he'll be plying his trade wearing the cap - and uniform - of the Toronto Blue Jays.
Rajai Davis

Batting in the leadoff spot for the Jays in their 7-4 victory over the Twins, Davis singled, doubled and cracked his second home run of the exhibition season, driving in three runs and scoring once in four at-bats.

Known more for his speed than his power, Davis hasn't even attempted a swipe in 8 games this Spring, but he promises to bring some baserunning excitement to the top of the Blue Jays' order, having stolen 50 bases in 2010 after swiping 41 the year prior.

Davis should be a good fit for the leadoff role in Toronto. He carries into the season a career .330 on base percentage.

National League

Roy Halladay
Looking very much like he's ready for the regular season to begin, Philadelphia ace Roy Halladay outdueled C.C. Sabathia, supplying six scoreless innings against the Yankees en route to a 7-0 win for the Phillies.

Halladay allowed four hits, struck out two and didn't issue a walk, while Sabathia went five innings, surrendering three hits with two Ks and no walks.

Halladay was the NL Cy Young Award winner for 2010. He also won the award as the top pitcher in the American League in 2003 with Toronto. Halladay was 21-10 with a 2.44 ERA last season with the Phillies.

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