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Roy Halladay allows two runs over six innings in first major league start since early May

Aug 25, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

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Veteran right-hander Roy Halladay was shaky in his two minor league rehab starts and had to be rushed to Citizens Bank Park on Sunday morning for his first major league outing in almost four months. So his performance was pretty good all things considered.

Brought backĀ from the 60-day disabled list in an emergency move following Saturday night’s 18-inning marathon, Halladay threw six innings of two-run ball in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Diamondbacks. He struck out only two batters and his fastball averaged just 87 mph, but the crafty 36-year-old held a good Arizona offense to four hits and two walks while making it all the way to 94 pitches.

Halladay posted a disturbing 8.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in his first seven starts this season for Philadelphia and then underwent surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder on May 16.

The impending free agent will try to build up some value before the winter hits.

  1. aceshigh11 - Aug 25, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    Good for him. I’m glad the Doc is back in.

    I’m certainly happy to be proven wrong in this instance about him coming back too fast.

    It’s still early to say, but he’s got some more tricks up his sleeve it seems.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM

      The thumbs down FAIRY has a severe mental problem.

  2. proudlycanadian - Aug 25, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Great game Doc. Welcome back.

  3. bleedgreen - Aug 25, 2013 at 5:03 PM

    Not to be a Debbie Downer, but he was an amazing Roger Bernadina catch over the centerfield wall away from giving up another 2 runs, BUT, thats the way the cookie crumbles. Gotta have defense behind you to bail you out once in a while. Welcome back, Doc!

    • DonkeyStick - Aug 25, 2013 at 5:13 PM

      Not to be even a bigger downer………is anyone else tired of Michael Young??? Ground ball out, strike out, ground ball double play. Every inning he’s in takes playing time away from the rookies.

    • natslady - Aug 25, 2013 at 6:52 PM

      Now you know why we called him “The Shark.”

  4. buffalo65 - Aug 25, 2013 at 5:44 PM

    Coming soon to a Rogers Center near you.

  5. scotttheskeptic - Aug 25, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    @donkey, yes. An emphatic yes. Have not liked that move since the day he arrived.

  6. mgflolox - Aug 25, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    I wouldn’t bet against Doc making a comeback. Maybe not all the way back to his previous dominance, but he’s a smart, tough competitor, and I think he can still win with the stuff he has.

  7. seahawks19081 - Aug 25, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    Was at the game today and it looked like Doc was getting pinched by the home plate ump all day.

  8. kvanhorn87 - Aug 25, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    All things considered, a good performance? Aren’t you the same dope who said he is going to get lit up today?

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