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The Philadelphia Phillies do not seem concerned about Roy Halladay having a potential injury. His velocity has dipped drastically this spring, and he has not looked good when pitching. They do not believe it is an injury, but they do believe it's mechanical. And Halladay is working on that.
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com says Halladay tinkered with his mechanics in his bullpen sessions. His goal is to get himself right so he can remain in control and fix his velocity problems. Phillies' pitching coach Rich Dubee was happy with hat he say.
"He looked wonderful," Dubee said. "He looked fine."
Halladay has thrown 11.0 innings so far this spring. In that time, he has posted a 7.36 ERA. Halladay's strikeout to walk ratio is way down when compared with career averages, and his velocity is down. Instead of sitting in the low 90's with his fastball, Halladay has been hovering in the high 80's.
Halladay dealt with injuries throughout the 2012 season. He made just 25 starts - the lowest for him since 2005. In 2012, Halladay went 11-8 with a 4.49 ERA. His troubles this spring could be a continuation of last year's problems. In his career, Halladay is 199-100 with a 3.99 ERA.
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