These kind of starts usually do not happen to the caliber of pitcher that Roy Halladay is. Last night before the sold-out Citizens Bank Park, 45,377 fans were in shock though as Roy Halladay only lasted 1.2 innings in one of the worst starts that the future Hall of Famer has ever had.
The horror started early for Halladay. In the first inning, Freddie Freeman caught a Roy Halladay fastball and deposited it off the right field second deck and staked the Braves to an early 3-0 lead. A Jason Heyward bases clearing double would bring the total to 6 in the second inning and Halladay's night was over. Those were the scoring plays, but sprinkled in with that was 3 walks and 3 strikeouts.
Roy Halladay hasn't looked like the pitcher that we've grown accustomed to seeing. This is Roy's 15th season of pitching, and he did have the injury earlier in the season with a sore throwing shoulder, and his record on May 29th, 2012, at the time this happened was 4-5 with a 3.98 ERA.
In the 2012 season, Halladay has now reached 151.1 innings on the season, but has given up 74 runs already. In the past two previous seasons, Halladay has given up only 65 runs in '11, with 233.2 innings pitched, and in 2010 it was 250.2 IP and he gave up a total of 74 runs on the full season.
Halladay was interviewed last night after the game, and talked about 'spasms' in his back and acknowledged that his getting older may have contributed to problems that he's had this year. Listen to the interview by thanks to CSNPhilly, at the locker room after the game.