Phillies starter Roy Halladay lasted just three batters Monday night against the Miami Marlins before being pulled for what the team is calling "arm fatigue." Doc threw 16 pitches, only five strikes, and recorded one out and walked two batters in the shortest outing of his 15-year Major League career. His fastball topped out at just 83 mph and he had sweat pouring off of him as he labored through the three batters he faced.
CSN's Gregg Murphy reported during the broadcast that the temperature in Miami is "very comfortable" which makes sense because the roof iss closed and the air-condition is on at Marlins Park. This might suggest that their might be something more wrong with Halladay than we had originally thought.
It is really hard to watch a future Hall of Famer go out like this. Halladay, who had shoulder surgery earlier this summer, rehabbed hard to make it back before the end of the season. Entering tonight the Phillies were 4-1 in his five starts since his return from surgery.
On the year, the 36 year-old is 4-4 with a 6.82 ERA and a 1.47 WHIP. In his four years with the Phillies, Halladay is 55-28 with a 3.24 ERA and a 1.12 WHIP. He has struggled over the last two seasons going 15-12 with a 5.12 ERA but was 40-16 with a 2.40 ERA in his first two seasons in Philadelphia.
If this is the end of Doc in a Phillies uniform, I just want to say thank you for gutting it out every start and leaving us with a ton of great memories.
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