Roy Halladay wins home debut, improves to 3-0 with Phils
Roy Halladay tossed eight innings of two-run ball in a rain-soaked 8-6 win over the Marlins on Friday night. Halladay threw exactly 100 pitches, striking out four without issuing a walk. The Marlins scored four in the ninth off David Herndon to cut it close, but Ryan Madson was able to come in and secure the final two outs.
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com relays what is perhaps the most odd statistic of the night:
So let’s compare Halladay and Lee after their first three starts with the Phillies.
Lee: 3-0, 1.13 ERA.
Halladay: 3-0, 1.13 ERA.
No joke. They have pitched almost exactly the same. Lee allowed 16 hits, three runs and six walks and struck out 23 in 24 innings. He had one complete game. Halladay allowed 21 hits, three runs and two walks and struck out 21 in 24 innings. He also had one complete game.