Roy Halladay throws six innings in rehab start
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Roy Halladay threw six innings in his first rehab start on Thursday.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, In the six innings that Halladay threw 87 pitches,more than the 75 to 80 pitches scheduled, struck out four and walked three for the Gulf Coast League Phillies.
Halladay had the bases loaded in the sixth inning and pitching coach Steve Schrenk came out to tell Halladay he was just giving the pitcher in the bullpen time to warm up.
“I told him I was finishing the inning,” Halladay said.
Halladay went on to strike out the last two batters of the inning to complete his first rehab start.
According to CBS Sports, Halladay’s next rehab start will probably be Tuesday for Triple-A Lehigh. He hasn’t pitched for the Phillies since May 5. Halladay had surgury to clean up bone spurs in his elbow and to take care of his labrum and a partially torn rotator cuff.
Halladay,36, is a free agent at the end of the year and with the Phillies out of playoff contention is most likely looking to show teams he is still the dominant ace that he once was.
Halladay is 2-4 with an 8.65 ERA with the Phillies this season.