Millwood enjoys Doc's old-school approach
Last Phillies starter to toss no-hitter praises Halladay's perfecto
TORONTO -- Prior to Roy Halladay's perfect game Saturday night in the Philadelphia Phillies' 1-0 win over the Florida Marlins, Orioles right-hander Kevin Millwood was the last Phillies' pitcher to throw a no-hitter.
Millwood said he found out about Halladay's feat while eating dinner on Saturday night when someone he was with checked their phone. The only highlight Millwood managed to catch was the last play to end the game.
Asked for his reaction Sunday morning, a sleepy-eyed Millwood was stoic.
"I'm happy for him. I think it's cool when anybody does something like that," Millwood said. "But my reaction was 'Oh that's cool, good for him,' [and] then I went on to eating my steak. It didn't change my night or anything."
Although Millwood didn't watch Halladay make history, the veteran appreciates Halladay's old-school approach. Millwood prides himself on pitching deep into games and said Halladay is a pitcher he enjoys watching.
"He's probably one of the few guys I'd probably pay to see pitch," Millwood said. "He's just, you know what you are going to get every time out. It's pretty impressive."
Millwood's no-hitter came on April 27, 2003, versus the San Francisco Giants. Coincidentally, it also came in a 1-0 Phillies' win. When asked if that day was one of the highlights of his long career, Millwood agreed.
"It's one of those moments in life, you can always pull up the memories and remember a lot of things about it," he said.
Brittany Ghiroli is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.