- Crashburn Alley - http://crashburnalley.com -

Roy Halladay Says Offense Had Role in 2012 Struggles

Roy Halladay said something interesting after his second spring training start against the Yankees yesterday:

Halladay said he struggled last year with having to get back on the mound after sitting in the dugout, especially after Philadelphia would put up big offensive innings with long rallies.


“Before, those were the innings that would kill me, so I feel good right now, the way I feel physically and conditioning-wise,” Halladay said.

I went back through Halladay’s 2012 game logs to see how true this was. I looked at his biggest innings. Here’s a look in chronological order.

May 2 @ Braves

May 22 vs. Nationals

May 27 @ Cardinals

July 23 vs. Brewers

August 20 vs. Reds

August 31 @ Braves

September 11 vs. Marlins

September 22 vs. Braves

September 29 @ Marlins

There doesn’t seem to be any real trend to Halladay’s struggles. On average prior to Halladay’s big innings, the Phillies sent 4-5 hitters to the plate, scored 0-1 runs, and saw 18-19 pitches. The Phillies’ offense saw 20 or more pitches in only three of the ten listed games and the Phillies scored two or more runs in only two games.