23 May

Originally posted on The Zo Zone:

Roy Halladay allowed nine hits, five runs, one walk, two home runs and struck out six in six innings tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

He left with a 3.58 ERA.

Halladay has not had an ERA that high this late in a season since he finished 2007 with a 3.71 ERA.

Reading my Twitter feed tonight it is clear more than a few people are worried about Halladay. I understand that. But there also are a few people ready to draw concrete conclusions based on his first 10 starts. I’m wondering how wise that is? Cliff Lee was 4-5 with a 3.94 ERA after 12 starts last season. That included a May 31 start, when he allowed six runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Nationals. I had a lot of people asking me then, “What’s wrong with Cliff?” My answer: Absolutely nothing. Remove a bad start against the Braves…

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