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Roy Halladay leaves game after just three batters due to ‘right arm fatigue’ [UPDATE: Season over]

Sep 23, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT


Pitching coach Rich Dubee talks to Halladay as Chooch arrives at the mound. Doc left the game. He was relieved by Luis Garcia. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Roy Halladay’s career as a Philadelphia Phillies pitcher could possibly be over. Doc was pulled from Monday night’s game down in Miami after facing just three Marlins batters. His fastball topped out at a meager 83 mph.

Halladay walked leadoff man Donovan Solano on four pitches, got Ed Lucas to foul out to second, and walked Christian Yelich before the trainer came out and called it a day. Doc was sweating quite a bit and clearly looked like he was laboring.

The official word from the Phillies is that Halladay left the game with “right arm fatigue.”

Most Phillies fans turned off the game once Doc departed, citing “baseball fatigue.”

Sad to see one of the game’s greats go out like this. Pretty sure baseball fans everywhere are hoping that Halladay can find some sort of magical panacea this offseason, but the road to returning to any sort of productive form looks more like a mountain at this point.

UPDATE: Roy Halladay told reporters he will not pitch again this season.


Phillies scribe Jim Salisbury is down in Miami and has more on Halladay’s departure here.


  1. Mike - Sep 23, 2013 at 8:36 PM

    Hate to see the guy wind down his career this way. The only positive is that maybe this will absolutely keep RAJ from signing him.

  2. sfsu - Sep 23, 2013 at 10:54 PM

    This is all an elaborate ruse by Ryne Sandberg to convince Roy Halladay to pretend to be injured so that the Phillies can re-sign him at a huge bargain.

    Either that, or Roy Halladay is just injured.

  3. mpr529 - Sep 23, 2013 at 11:37 PM

    amazing how difficult it is to recover from injury when you’re not able to get “help”

  4. BenE. - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:02 AM

    This is sad news. I feel fortunate as a baseball fan to have watched the most dominant pitchers of this generation throw for my team. There were shutouts, many complete games, 200 strikeout seasons, a perfect game and a playoff no-hitter. He was the first to show up at the field and helped push Hamels and Kendrick harder. We really could not have asked for more from Roy Halladay.

    • BenE. - Sep 24, 2013 at 1:02 AM


  5. Hiccup - Sep 24, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Poor Roy, from riches to rag arm. I’d still love to see him come back using his smarts and work ethic to be a competitive pitcher. I wish you well Roy.

  6. Steve - Sep 24, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    This is tough to see.

  7. erzug - Sep 24, 2013 at 4:27 PM

    I like the term “right arm fatigue” as if we didn’t know he pitched right-handed. Otherwise, we might have thought he was having trouble raising his glove hand to catch balls thrown by the catcher.

    • Hiccup - Sep 24, 2013 at 11:25 PM

      You’re kidding, right? … right? … oh boy.

      • Hiccup - Sep 24, 2013 at 11:29 PM

        If he wrote throwing arm fatigue would that make it better or would you criticize him for not specifying right or left arm.

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