Sep 23, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT
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.
— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) September 23, 2013
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