Sunday, April 14, 2013

Phils eek out Roy Halladay's 200th win and take Marlins series

Roy Halladay just after signing with the Phillies


Roy Halladay has won his 200th game of his Major League career this afternoon in Miami, if you have been reading the FightinPhillies.com blog recently, there was a story a short time ago which talks about Roy's entry into the 200 win club.

The win was a much needed one for the Phillies who were floundering to get runs against the Marlins. The Phils just couldn't produce runs in this series but managed to win their 2nd series of the season, with the Mets series being the first series that they took of the 2013 season. The 2-1 win today was enough for the Phils to take the series and move onto Cincinnati for the next series on the road trip.

CSNPhilly on the Phils inability to hit 'power' pitchers:




The Marlins are a club that are barely treading water in the NL East, they are 2-10 now with the loss, but it was tough to watch the Phillies having such a hard time against this team. The Phils left the bases loaded a few times in this series with the Marlins, and that is really bad. Saturday night's win for the Marlins was just their first win at home so far in the 2013 season.

The Phillies are now 6-6 on the season, and more importantly Roy Halladay has gotten back to winning for the team. I am not so sure feeling that since Doc Halladay pitched so many years in Toronto, is he a dome pitcher? He hardly broke a sweat in the game this afternoon in Miami because the roof was closed and there was a comfortable condition in the enclosed Miami Marlins stadium.


A tweet from MLB.com's Todd Zolecki on Halladay's 200th win:


The Phils go on to Cincinnati now to face the Reds for a three game series, it was great to see Doc break into the 200 + wins zone, and the bottle of champagne that was presented to Halladay was probably the sweetest taste that he's had in a long while! This will add to the great memories that Halladay has made with the Phillies already, oh yeah, he said he wanted to win a World Series too!


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