Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay took the mound for the Phillies in a “B” game this morning. Halladay is feeling better after losing 10 pounds from a virus and hoped to have better results than his two previous starts. He didn’t.
Halladay threw 27 pitches in the first inning. His fastball topped out at 90 MPH and was consistently between 88-89, but he lacked command. He faced 6 hitters before the Phillies ended the inning and recorded two outs, one on a caught stealing. He only threw one first pitch strike and gave up two doubles, a walk, and he hit a batter.
He looked better in a 17 pitch second inning where he allowed a single but only faced the minimum as he induced a double play ball. His command was better as he threw 11 strikes but his velocity remained between 86-89.
Halladay had a 20 pitch third inning giving up a double, single, and a runner via an error. He induced a double play and a pop out to the catcher. His fastball was between 85-89 MPH. He pitched 64 innin...