Yovani Gallardo, Game of a Lifetime
It's hard to do more than this kid did tonight to singlehandedly win a ballgame. Over 8 innings, he allowed two hits, one walk, and struck out 11. Oh, and he also provided the only run of the ballgame with a homerun.
He didn't complete the game, that's his only blemish. It reminds me of a similar game 27 years ago where Steve Carlton shut out the Cardinals for his 20th win and belted a homer. But checking Baseball-Reference, the Phillies won that one 2-0. Mike Schmidt doubled in a run in the first, and Carlton's homer simply added on. He went on to pitch a complete game 3 hitter, no walks, and 12 strikeouts.
Good thing at least one league has the sense to resist the abomination called the DH so games like this can happen.