Roy Halladay threw 16 pitches tonight against the Marlins, 11 of them for balls and never once exceeding 83 MPH. He walked two Marlins and recorded just one out, prompting pitching coach Rich Dubee to make an early trip to the mound to check on the veteran right-hander. Following a brief conversation, Halladay was removed from the game and Luis Garcia entered.
The game, which is still being played as of this writing, became an afterthought. Halladay was scheduled to make one more start after tonight to wrap up the season, but that won’t be happening. He is eligible for free agency after the season. Considering how he has pitched since returning from shoulder surgery, the Phillies’ interest in bringing him back on an incentive-laden contract has dissipated.
Roy Halladay’s career as a Phillie — and perhaps his career overall — is over.