Doc was pulled Monday night after just three batters. Halladay 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.
The Philadelphia Daily News' Ryan Lawrence reported after the game that it was likely Doc's last start of the season and that he has been "diagnosed with an illness related to his diet." Halladay said that he has been taking medication and it has helped but would not divulge anymore information.
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.
This is really sad. He was the best pitcher on the planet a few years ago and now his body just isn't there. Halladay has been an absolute blast to watch and has provided us with countless memories during his time with the Phillies. This could be the end of the line in Philadelphia or even his career but I don't think there is any doubt that we are watching a future Hall of Famer.
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