Originally posted on Phillies Nation  |  Last updated 4/8/13
The wheels again fell off for Doc in his second start of the season. Photo: AP The young Matt Harvey was impressive in seven innings, striking out nine while scattering five base runners, setting up a 7-2 Mets win. Harvey is the second Mets pitcher with consecutive starts of 7+ IP and 3 or fewer hits to start a season. The other was Nolan Ryan in 1970. Halladay Hits the Wall In his second start of the season, Halladay fell off track early again, allowing a three-run home run to John Buck in the third. Halladay threw 99 pitches, just 59 for strikes, allowing three walks, six hits, and seven runs, all earned. Hitters routinely took advantage of hitters’ counts and Halladay exited the game in the fifth with runners on first and third. Doc’s fastball sat around 89 for most of the night but left it over the plate too often. Durbin Was Durbin Chad Durbin entered the game in a tough spot, with two runners on, but allowed both to score. My favorite fictitious baseball player ever is Wally B...
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