What do you say when you're fresh off getting no-hit in the first game of the playoffs, looking totally helpless all the while? The classy approach would be to give total credit to the opposing pitcher for being at the top of his game and shutting you down as an offense. The alternate approach would be that taken by Reds shortstop Orlando Cabrera. Cabrera, on Roy Halladay's performance:
"he and the umpire pitched a no-hitter. He gave him every pitch. Basically, we had no chance."
One look at the strike zone map for the game shows that Halladay wasn't really getting much more help from umpire John Hirschbeck than the Reds were. Halladay was just doing a phenomenal job of pitching to the edges, as he always does, and that's what makes him so damn effective.
For other postgame quotes, we turn to Halladay himself:
"It’s surreal, it really is," Halladay said. "I just wanted to pitch here, to pitch in the postseason. To go out and have a game like that, it’s a dream come true."
"This is what you come here for," Halladay said. "It’s a good team, they know how to win. … It’s been a great year, a fun year, we obviously have a ways to go."
"I felt like we got in a groove early," Halladay said. "Carlos has been great all year, he helps me get into a rhythm early, throwing strikes."