Found April 04, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
Roy Halladay and Tim Lincecum both made their first starts of the year last night, and all eyes were on the pair. Their performances left a lot to be desired. Halladay struck out nine in 3 1/3 innings against the Braves, tallying 14 whiffs in the process, but was done after 95 pitches in those 3 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on six hits while walking three and allowing a pair of homers in Philadelphia's 9-2 thrashing at the hands of Atlanta. Meanwhile on the other coast, things were a little bizarre for Tim Lincecum. The Giants' former ace went five innings and got the win as San Francisco beat the Dodgers 5-3,  but Lincecum's game left a lot to be desired. He allowed two unearned runs in five innings on three hits, but walked seven while only striking out four in the game. That's not a good omen going forth for either player, but you can't jump to conclusions after one start. PIC OF THE DAY Alex Gordon falls inches shy of robbing Dayan Viciedo of ...

How Much Does Doc Miss Chooch?

Carlos Ruiz has guided Roy Halladay through many memorable games. Is his absence hurting the Good Doctor? (AP) Everyone’s got a theory for what’s wrong with Roy Halladay. The prevailing argument is Halladay is a victim of the unrelenting perpetual forward motion of time, and the effect it has on the body. That, physically, he is no longer the person he once was. Rich Dubee and...

Billy the Philly Fan Recaps Phillies Loss to Braves

Roy Halladay struggled in his first start and the Philadelphia Phillies dropped their second game of the season to the division rival Atlanta Braves. Billy the Philly Fan rants after the game about Halladay, the team’s start, the lineup, and more.     Follow the Phillies at and on Facebook and Twitter. Tune into Philadelphia’s BEST Sports Talk Radio on...

Rainy Halladay in Atlanta

After Roy Halladay began his first outing of the year by giving up 3 runs in the first inning, it was apparent that things were not headed in a good direction. Pitching in the sloppy, cold rain did not help either, but it was the perfect metaphor for what was about to unfold for the Phillies. It was indeed a sad rainy and dreary day. Halladay did not even make it past the 4th inning...

Braves Operate On Doc, Phils Fall Again

Roy Halladay made his much anticipated 2013 season debut Wednesday night with hopes of pitching his team to victory. When asked by his manager whether or not he felt ready, Halladay responded by saying, “Yep. I was ready on Monday but you didn’t give me the ball.” Age and velocity issues aside, the Cy Young [...]

Tim Lincecum’s First Start Of The 2013 MLB Season -Take the Win. Just Take It.

Not since his very first career start against the Philadelphia Phillies and Game 1 of the 2010 World Series has there been a more anticipated start for San Francisco Giants starter Tim Lincecum then last night against the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Coming off his worse season as a professional pitcher, many eyes were glued to the television set wondering how he would look in his first...

Giants win despite Lincecum's 7 walks

Tim Lincecum walked seven, matching a career worst, yet still managed to get the win when Pablo Sandoval and Hunter Pence homered to lead the San Francisco Giants to a 5-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday night in the rubber game of their season-opening series. Lincecum (1-0) threw 91 pitches in five innings, but limited the Dodgers to two unearned runs and three...

Rough Starts - Tim Lincecum vs Josh Beckett vs Roy Halladay

How the mighty have fallen. In the past, these three pitchers have shown that they have Cy Young caliber talent. Josh Beckett has the fewest credentials of any of these workhorses, but that still includes a 2nd place Cy Young finish and plenty of other accolades. Many fantasy owners invested in these SP hoping that they could rekindle some of that past magic and harness it into fantasy...

Braves 9, Phillies 2: Halladay struggles early

W: Maholm (1-0, 0.00 ERA) L: Halladay (0-1, 13.50 ERA) For the second game in a row to start the year the Phillies were down two runs after one inning and unable to dig out from an early hole. Roy Halladay allowed two home runs and failed to pitch past the fourth inning as the Phillies lost to the Braves 9-2 on a rainy evening. Halladay struck out nine batters but struggled...

Daily Buzz: Flyers Come Back, Halladay Struggles

(via ESPN) With the playoffs around the corner, the Philadelphia Flyers are fighting to get in. The Flyers hosted one of the top teams in the eastern Conference, the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday night. The Phillies looked to even their record with Roy Halladay on the mound, but fell short. The NHL Trade Deadline has officially passed, the Flyers made one big move on Wednesday...

Can the Phillies Avoid a Sweep?

The Phillies are in danger of being swept by the Atlanta Braves. They lost Monday and Tuesday putting fans in panic mode. Cole Hamels and Roy Halladay did not have the starts that were expected and not the pitchers we are used to seeing. Tonight Cliff Lee takes the mound. He will be facing Kris Medlen. Lee’s spring training ERA was high as it was 4.79. His record was zero wins...
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