Amaro, Dubee Opine on Halladay’s Saturday

Roy Halladay’s start yesterday in a Minor League game at Carpenter Complex drew plenty of attention.

He has had a rough month, struggling in starts because of dead arm, lethargy and illness, respectively. Then 11 of the 18 batters he faced yesterday reached base. He got just three swings and misses, with Triple-A hitters from the Toronto Blue Jays hitting numerous balls hard. His fastball consistently hit 87-89 mph on the radar gun, hitting 90 mph once in the first inning. He officially allowed three runs, although he had the bases loaded with two outs when the first inning got cut short after he reached his pitch limit.

Halladay insisted he felt fine and will be ready to go April 3 in Atlanta.

“He was OK,” Ruben Amaro Jr. said.

“After what he’s gone through, he was fine,” Rich Dubee said. “I’m not looking for results right now. The good part was he threw 80 pitches, he felt strong and felt like he could have thrown more. The arm slot was fine. He’s a ways from repeating it. Do you see anybody at their level yet? He’s not where he’s going to be yet. But I thought the velocity for not having pitched was good. He sat 88 to 90 consistently and finished the game at 89 almost 80 pitches into it. So arm-strength wise, that was good and he feels like there is more there. I think the more we get it right, the more it will come out.”

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As Doc goes in 2013, so go the Phils

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It’s Frandson, and he is a top bench spot option. I don’t think so.

BS

I think it’s interesting that Doc said he was pleased that his pitches were coming out of the same armslot, while Dubee said, “The arm slot was fine. He’s a ways from repeating it.” Repetition is everything. If Doc can’t get that down, he might as well tell the hitters what his pitch is before he throws it. It’s looking more and more like Doc will have a few ugly starts early this season ;o(

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