Roy Halladay is 6-6 with a 3.80 ERA in his third season with the Phillies. (Philliedelphia/Kevin Durso)
Roy Halladay left the field after the eighth inning in a 1-1 game on Friday night looking like he had plenty left in the tank. And if the ninth inning had started with the same score, he might have returned to the field.
Halladay allowed one run on two hits in his Friday night gem against the Cardinals. He struck out eight and didn't walk a batter. He did hit one batter, but limited the Cardinals to three baserunners, none following his hit by pitch to Yadier Molina which led off the fifth inning. With a little help from Chase Utley, that turned into his sixth win of the season.
Halladay's previous start against the Cardinals had been a telling one. Molina hit a grand slam off Halladay in the first inning to give the Cardinals a 4-0 advantage in an eventual 8-3 Cardinals win. Halladay settled down from a 26-pitch first inning to throw just 10 pitches in the second, but exited...