Roy Halladay, Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies
The Giants’ Tim Lincecum 2-hit the Braves with 14 whiffs, and the Phillies’ Cole Hamels shut down the Reds in Game 3 to end their series. But clearly the Athlete of the Week is Phillies’ ace Roy Halladay. Making his postseason debut after 169 career wins, Halladay pitched the second postseason no-hitter in baseball history. Halladay needed just 104 pitches as he walked just one Reds batter while striking out eight. The walk to Jay Bruce on a full count with two outs in the fifth inning was the only thing standing between Halladay and perfection. The win gave the heavily favored Phillies a 1-0 advantage in the series they would eventually sweep.