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Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss pitcher Roy Halladay. Summary:  Roy Halladay spent 10 seasons as the best pitcher in MLB. He is one win shy of having two wins to every loss and has captured the Cy Young Award in both leagues. He became only the second pitcher to throw a no hitter in the post season and for the Phillies started a new era of “Win Day” not seen since Steve Carlton. In 2012 Doc struggled with a lat strain and some shoulder soreness that caused him to miss 8 starts. Although his 11-8 record was respectable, his ERA inflated to 4.49, his highest mark in a full season. He struggled in multiple starts and his average innings pitched per start went from 7.28 in 2011 to 6.24 in 2012. Halladay turns 36 years old in May. Did he begin to see his decline in 2012 or was it just a hiccup and will Doc return to being one of the games best pitchers in 2013. Considering hi...
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