Rough outing from Halladay some cause for concern
Forget about the results. Forget about the seven runs that Roy Halladay allowed, about the 11 baserunners, about the two home runs. The troubling thing about Halladay's rough outing against the Tigers today was the way he looked: bad. He struggled with his location throughout his 2 2/3 innings. His sinker was up in the zone. His slow stuff was wild. He walked four batters and hit another with a pitch. Virtually every ball that he allowed into play was hit hard, including a grand slam by Ramon Santiago that paved the way for Halladay's departure after 69 pitches. As Jeremy Horst trotted in from the bullpen, Halladay and pitching coach Rich Dubee had a long conversation on the mound. You can bet that Halladay did not want to leave.