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Roy Halladay rocked again, Phillies routed by Marlins

May 5, 2013, 5:33 PM EDT

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Phillies right-hander Roy Halladay seemed to be showing signs of a true turnaround when he rattled off three straight quality starts between April 14 and April 24. But the wheels have fallen off again.

Halladay was shelled for eight earned runs over 3 2/3 innings on April 30 in a 14-2 loss to the Indians and yielded nine earned runs in 2 1/3 innings in a 14-2 rout by the Marlins on Sunday. Facing a 9-22 Miami team with a -51 run differential, “Doc” gave up four hits and four walks while throwing only 35 of his 65 pitches for strikes. His ERA shot from 6.75 to 8.65.

The Phillies are now 14-18 with a -34 run differential. It’s getting to the point where something drastic might have to be done. Halladay, 35, is a mess.

  1. flamethrower101 - May 5, 2013 at 5:38 PM

    Ruben Amaro Jr. thinks you’re a jerk for posting this. He said he was gonna give Halladay as much time as he needs to fix himself and that’s exactly what’s gonna happen. Who needs a playoff berth when you can salvage the shredded and utterly destroyed ego of a once-dominant-pitcher-now-turned-punching bag?

    • fanofevilempire - May 6, 2013 at 9:44 AM

      I said back in April that Doc was done and get used to it.
      I won’t say it again, just remember I told you so.

      good bye!

  2. dondada10 - May 5, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Doc end up on the DL tomorrow. Give him 2 weeks off and a rehab assignment to build some arm strength.

    Can’t keep trotting him out there.

    • flamethrower101 - May 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

      That’s assuming he’s merely fatigued. Ken Rosenthal on twittter suggested Halladay might be more seriously hurt. If that’s the case, the Phillies are doing a disservice to him & fans by running him out there every 5th day.

      Furtehrmore, if Halladay is lying about his health, he’s doing a disservice to himself, the team, & the organization.

  3. skerney - May 5, 2013 at 5:45 PM

    @halladaysbiceps twitter was pretty amazing today. It’s like god betrayed him.

    • dondada10 - May 5, 2013 at 5:50 PM

      Thank you. I didn’t know that existed.

  4. Old Gator - May 5, 2013 at 5:53 PM

    Doc also hit Justin Ruggiano twice, and Ruggiano returned the favor by popping two dingers off’n the Feelies boolpen. All six of those batters – the four walks and two hit batters – came around to score.

    Bad day for a great pitcher. It hurts to watch this kind of thing happen.

    • proudlycanadian - May 5, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      Sad to see Halladay suffer; however, it was a good day for young Adeiny Hechavarria at the plate. Coming off the DL recently, he had a career day with a Grand Slam and a bases loaded triple. (Don’t tell paperlions, that the kid can hit a little bit.)

      • paperlions - May 5, 2013 at 9:01 PM

        Yeah, so far, very little…even after today he is hitting .190/.250/.381. You were saying? Oh, right, that he can hit the ball hard off a 35 yr old pitcher that is DL bound. Noted.

  5. bowltr - May 5, 2013 at 5:55 PM

    Good. never been a fan of this guy. Always thought he was overrated.

    • dondada10 - May 5, 2013 at 6:02 PM

      He may currently be overpaid, given what his production has been, but Doc wasn’t overrated in his career.

      In fact, for as bad as his deal may seem for this year, he could’ve gotten more money on his deal at the time.

      Man threw a no-no in the playoffs. Come on.

    • 12strikes - May 5, 2013 at 6:07 PM

      2 Cy Young awards, 3 other times in the top 5. 8 time all star. Perfect game, No hitter in the playoffs (both in the same year). And you think he is overrated.

      Overrated based against who?

      • richyballgame - May 5, 2013 at 6:23 PM

        If I’m being honest,I don’t think Halladay gets enough credit…

  6. sumerduckman - May 5, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Man-o-Manischewitz that was ugly.

  7. natslady - May 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Saw this on Twitter. Halladay is hurt and it’s his shoulder.

    John R. Finger‏@jrfingerCSN
    Halladay did not tell anyone with the Phillies about his injured shoulder until today.

  8. natslady - May 5, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    Very, very sad, if that is true about his shoulder. I was thinking even though he’s 35 he could take a year off and “reinvent” himself. But a shoulder–could be the end.

  9. deathmonkey41 - May 5, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    After the game, Chooch kicked a puppy that belonged to a little blind orphan girl in the parking lot. True story.

  10. mungman69 - May 5, 2013 at 6:30 PM

    This is so sad to watch. In fact I can’t watch this mess. DL him and let him get his head together.

  11. mungman69 - May 5, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    The Phillies are getting crushed by some pretty bad teams. They can’t pitch, hit or field. Other than that they are OK.

  12. randygnyc - May 5, 2013 at 6:38 PM

    I wrote this at 5pm as part of my and this happened for tmrw morning, but I couldn’t resist:

    As Bill Baer astutely remarked this weekend that any team that plays the Phillies can always expect a cheap win this season over these impotent underachievers. I suppose it serves them right for embracing such a notoriously vicious anti-semite. Saturday, the Mighty Marlins and their newborn pitcher, Jose Fernandez, limited the punchless Phils to 1 hit while sucking on his pacifier. Sunday was a much different story as the once great Doc Holliday continued to pitch to his new normal. He managed to to get into the third inning (but was long gone before his first at bat), but ultimately gave up 9 earned runs while walking four. He now sports a 8.65 ERA. I suspect a DL stint intended to deflect front office concerns and to deceive their fans. The question that remains is, is Doc the kind of guy to forsake his guaranteed money and admit that he’s no longer effective and retire, or will he continue to linger while stealing those millions from the Phillies?

    • Old Gator - May 5, 2013 at 7:48 PM

      The latter, and he isn’t stealing a cent. This is what the Feelies bought, and like some hapless clown who breaks an antique china vase while trying to read the price tag on the bottom, they’re gonna have to meet their commitment and pay for it. Part of the contract both parties signed, for better or for worse.

    • hisgirlgotburrelled - May 6, 2013 at 9:55 AM

      And I thought the comment above about Halladay being overrated was one of the dumbest things I’d read today.

  13. mungman69 - May 5, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    I would take the money too. So would Roy. So would you.

  14. bowltr - May 6, 2013 at 7:05 AM

    Sorry, my apologies. I guess all the World Series rings Roy has has blinded me from his greatest.

    • abaird2012 - May 6, 2013 at 7:44 AM

      Blinded you from his greatest what?

      Idiot.

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