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Photo: Roy Halladay walks off the Citizens Bank Park mound for maybe the last time

Sep 18, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT


Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay heads to the dugout after pitching the sixth inning against the Marlins, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, in Philadelphia. The Phillies won 6-4. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Roy Halladay may have pitched his final game ever as a Phillies pitcher in South Philadelphia last night. He had more “Jamie Moyer stuff” than the face breaker we’d come to know over the years, but he walked off the mound in the sixth inning with the lead and went on to earn the win.

Whether Halladay gets a chance to return to Philly to pitch again for the Phillies is left up to management, but Doc said he didn’t even have that on his mind yesterday.

“Honestly, I did not think about that,” he said. “It’s not out of lack of respect for the fans or anything like that. I just didn’t think about it. I don’t let myself look that far ahead.”

CSN’s Jim Salisbury has more on what could turn out to be Halladay’s final start for the Phils in front of the loyal hometown crowd that has come to truly appreciate one of the game’s all-time greats. Sadly, his fastball didn’t even touch 90 last night.

Chase Utley helped the Phils to the win with a beastly blast that ricocheted off the second deck in right. That guy’s still pretty damn impressive.

>>Halladay wins possible last home game as a Phillie [CSN]


  1. Hiccup - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    No matter what move management makes with Roy I’m sure it will be the wrong one. They should keep him if not for his lack of dominance than more for his leadership/example and teaching abilities. Is that not worth a couple of million?

  2. tofoomeister - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    LOL @ “a couple of million”

    • Hiccup - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:33 AM

      Make him an offer….

  3. Enrico Campitelli Jr. - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:41 AM

    Zolecki points to $2.5 million w/ plenty of incentives or $4 million without. Obviously all of this speculation kinda depends on how Halladay’s offseason goes.

  4. 2sentz - Sep 18, 2013 at 11:59 AM

    Was at the game w 8yr old son last night, tough explaining how dominant Roy was 4 yrs ago. But his per-inning pitch count seemed to go down until the 6th, really glad the crowd gave him such applause.

    • willh888 - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:09 PM

      if you were explaining how good some of the Phils were 4 years ago, you had a lot of players to recap

  5. thekrisheim - Sep 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    gotta assume a guy like roy either stays here or goes back to toronto. i dont see any other way.

    fucking cardinals, fucking gaints. he deserved the WS stage.

  6. Hiccup - Sep 18, 2013 at 3:14 PM

    Philly seemed like a sure bet for a shot at the W.S. especially ’11 but the long layover from closing day to NL Championship game one did them in killing the momentum and draining the team energy. Poor Roy worked so hard all these years giving his all for a ring he might never see. Should he stay or should he go? It doesn’t look like Philly the place to be for a few more years if the goal is the ring and he knows that so we probably saw him in red pinstripes for the last time. Farewell ol’
    Mighty face breaker!


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