Halladay's 18-6 record against the Bombers:
Only two pitchers who have more than 20 decisions against the Yankees have better win-loss records: You've heard of the all-time leader, Babe Ruth (17-5, .773). No. 2 is early 20th-century Hall of Famer Addie Joss (28-9, .757).His 2.84 ERA against the Yankees--by far the best of any pitcher in the since 1994, or in "the wild-card era". The only other guys who've thrown at least 100 innings in that stretch that are close are Pedro Martinez (3.20) and David Wells (3.47).
He then looked at the pitchers with the best ERA+ against the Yanks throughout history with a minimum of 200 innings. Here are those pitchers:
- Hoyt Wilhelm: 148 (mostly as a reliever)
- Roy Halladay: 145
- Walter Johnson: 138
- Pedro Martinez: 137
- Dean Chance: 135
Simon also goes into his dominance of Derek Jeter, and discusses all the above in greater detail.
Basically he's been the most dominating pitcher against the Yankees all-time, which is pretty damn impressive.
Most recently, he was 3-1 with a 2.70 ERA against them in 2009, including a complete game one-hitter in September. The only stat I could find that the Yankees have on their side is Halladay's 4.85 ERA in two starts at the new stadium. One way or another, the Yankees are very lucky that they will only rarely have to face Halladay now that he's in the NL. However, one of those rare occasions will be tonight in the Bronx, and CC Sabathia is going to brush off his recent struggles quickly because he's in for a battle.