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Roy Halladay tosses three innings in rehab start

Jul 12, 2012, 8:29 PM EDT

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Many things will have to go right for the Phillies to make a playoff run during the the second half of the season, but there’s some reason for optimism tonight.

Roy Halladay made a rehab start for High-A Clearwater this evening and allowed one unearned run over three innings. It was his first game action since being placed on the disabled list in late May with a right latissimus dorsi strain.

According to official Twitter account of the Clearwater Threshers, Halladay gave up just three hits while striking out four and walking none. The 35-year-old right-hander worked out of trouble in his final inning by stranding runners at second and third. He threw 43 out of 61 pitches for strikes on the night and topped out at 91 mph on his fastball.

The Phillies will likely see how he feels tomorrow before making an announcement on how they’ll proceed, but the hope is that he’ll be ready to return next Tuesday against the Dodgers. Halladay had a 3.98 ERA and 56/14 K/BB ratio over 72 1/3 innings prior to being placed on the disabled list.

  1. Old Phaithful - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    “Boyfriends back you’re gonna be in trouble, hey la, hey la, boyfriends back”

    I’ve actually been singing this since Chase got back, but except for that initial homer, it hasn’t turned out so much that way. But, now, with Howard and Roy and Chase…boyfriends back…”Hey, he’s gonna put it to you”…

    Well, we can hope. Love my boys through thick and thin and no, don’t trade Hammels or Vic. Pence…eh…I’d be okay with that.

    Boyfriends back.

    • jrbdmb - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

      These are not the Phillies you are looking for … move along.

      Seriously, how is Roy going to fix a Phillies team that just went 1-10 with Utley in the lineup and weren’t that good back when Halladay was pitching?

      • Old Phaithful - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:57 PM

        I know, you’re right ~ but still, I have hope. And if not this year, maybe next.

      • wetmorepsu12 - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:34 AM

        by taking out kendrick or blanton for the rest of the year and adding in halladay, the phils’ situation changes drastically. a near guaranteed loss turns into a near guaranteed win. lets just guess, with halladay hamels and lee (god willing) guiding the phils to victory in their starts, that’s .600 ball over the 2nd half. that would put the phillies at 82 wins for the year. i’m not delusional enough to think the phils will go undefeated when those 3 start the rest of the year, but when you sprinkle in a few wins from worley and kendrick/blanton, it is plausible. and with the 2nd wild card, 85 wins should be enough to make the playoffs. a good 2nd half with a little luck makes that an attainable goal.

  2. Old Phaithful - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:17 PM

    HATE THE NO EDIT BUTTON…HAMELS!

  3. Dave Barker - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:33 PM

    Dammit. I wish I had known about this rehab start. I could’ve seen Halladay tonight but I saw the Tampa Yanks game instead :(

    • Old Phaithful - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:37 PM

      Well darn, you need to follow zoo with roy (www.zwr.com) That kid was all over it!

  4. em26jamie - Jul 13, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    Maybe he can fix their bullpen…

  5. proudlycanadian - Jul 13, 2012 at 6:43 AM

    Trade him to the Jays for prospects. Philadelphia is not going to the playoffs and they need more prospects in their farm system.

  6. jrbdmb - Jul 13, 2012 at 3:11 PM

    Like said in another thread, it’s so cute when Phil’s fans go all delusional.

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