Analysis

Halladay Wins 200th, Phils Hold off Fish

Roy Halladay won his 200th career game, as the Phils held on for deal life, 2-1, over the Marlins.

Doc Looking Better

-Anything would be better than the first two starts, but Halladay was in full control for most of the day. Through eight innings, Roy gave up just one run and one walk while striking out two. He needed only 87 pitches to go that deep, as the young, inexeprienced, and downright terrible Marlins offense was impatient.

-The question that stands out about this outing from Doc; how much of it was Halladay figuring things out, and how much of it had to do with it being the Miami Marlins? The answer is both. Halladay was clearly more crisp, especially as the game got into the middle innings. But you couldn’t help but think that a more talented offensive team would have punished Doc a little bit more.

Offense Gives Little

-The Phillies put up just six runs in three games against a bad team. Perhaps most importantly, they won two of the three. It was a sluggish showing and one they’ll have to quickly forget. Coming up, a Reds team that can slug, meaning they’ll have to be more focused offensively.

-The issue that stands out is leaving runners on base. The Phillies managed 12 hits on the day, but finished with only two crossing the plate. They’ll have to tighten up their situational hitting or it’ll be an ugly three-game set with Cincy.

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