In a final-week series at Marlins Park between teams going nowhere but home the objective for the Marlins and Phillies is to go out with heads held high.
Marlins right-hander Nathan Eovaldi certainly could Monday after holding the Phillies to no runs and three hits for 7 2/3 innings in a 4-0 victory.
Not so Phillies’ two-time Cy Young Award winner Roy Halladay who walked off hurting and downcast after facing only three batters.
The victory enabled the Marlins to avoid the weight of triple-digit defeats around their necks for at least one more night.
The only run before the eighth inning came when Luis Garcia walked Justin Ruggiano with the bases loaded in the first. Garcia relieved Halladay and walked the first two hitters he faced.
The Phillies’ Doc will be visiting the team doc again after experiencing “right arm fatigue.” Halladay threw 16 pitches 11 for balls and none of them exceeding 83 mph. One of them bounced to the backstop.
It was the second time Halladay left a game...