Monday, July 18, 2011

It was a rough night for Roy Halladay

Roy Halladay isn't a machine after all. The usually unflappable Halladay had a rough night in Chicago, laboring through just 4 innings of work before having to exit due to heat. With game time temperatures in the 90's, Halladay was visibly struggling with the heat, sweating and turning red as he tried to work through it. With the Phillies fearing exhaustion and dehydration, they removed their ace pitcher after he gave up a single in the 5th inning and then threw two pitches to the next batter.

In all, Halladay gave up 7 hits and 3 runs in his 4 innings of work. His streak of lasting in at least 6 innings in his last 63 consecutive road starts is over. That's a pretty arbitrary stat, anyway.

After the game, Halladay already made it clear that he wouldn't miss his next start. While it didn't look pretty for him, this can probably be chalked up to a one night thing. Expect Roy to come out with a vengeance against the Padres in his next start this coming weekend.

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