Roy Halladay took to the hill yesterday, against the Natinals, and the results were encouraging. HLH continues to work things back into rhythm, and is not overextending, which I think key this spring as our hero prepares for what surely will be a "return to form" season, both individually and for the team.
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Doc's excellence was even osmotic! Catching prospect Tommy Joseph, one of whose five tools is permeability, used Roy's cutters as fuel for a 3 for 4 effort at the plate, inclusive of a stone-cold gunning down of an attempted base-stealer.
"BUT ZWR, WHAT WAS THE LINE? WE NEED TO KNOW, WE NEED TO KNOW, TELL US ZEE DUB ARR CAUSE WE NEED TO KNOW!!!"
Here you go, girl: 4 IP, 0 (zero) R, 2 K (1C/1SC), 1 BB (ump's fault)
"ANYTHING ELSE OF NOTE?"
Besides throwing four scoreless innings?
"DID ROY SEND ANY MESSAGES?! DID HE DO ANYTHING THAT MAY IN SOME WAY SIGNAL A MINDSET TO ANTICIPATE THIS SEASON? OR PERHAPS PARTICIPATE IN SOME SORT OF EVENT THAT MEANT MORE THAN THE MERE CIRCUMSTANCES WOULD NORMALLY DICTATE?!"
Oh, I guess. He threw a ball two feet behind some scrub after Chase Utley got beaned in the third inning. But that slipped. Revised line:
4 IP, 0 (zero) R, 2 K (1C/1SC), 1 BB (ump's fault), 1 scrub scared to death, 1 heart of Chase Utley's warmed.
About the pitch behind whatever that guy's name is, my colleague in professional mainstream media journalism-- David "HIGH CHEESE" Murphy-- posted a fine pictorial recap.
And our friends at The 700 Level posted a delightful video of Roy discussing the affair: