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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Roy Halladay allowed one earned run, seven hits, and three walks over six innings of work during a rehab start on Tuesday night with single-A Lakewood. His fastball velocity averaged 87 MPH, and didn’t exceed 89 MPH.
Earlier in the week when asked about the firing of Charlie Manuel, Halladay said Ryne Sandberg has come in and “addressed some issues that I think were being overlooked.” When asked what those issues were, specifically, Halladay said, “Guys being in places on time. Being on the field on time. Taking ground balls, taking extra BP, and all those little things that nobody thinks makes a difference.”
Yesterday, Halladay was upset about how his comments were interpreted and backtracked saying, ““I felt like what was said necessarily wasn’t written. And I just want to make it well known that I have a lot of respect for Charlie. There were some articles put out that offended me and I’m sure offended Charlie.”
Today, on the WIP Morning Show, the Audio Roadshow poll question was, “Do you want Roy Halladay back with the Phillies next season? Surprisingly, 65% of fans said they do indeed want the 36 year-old pitcher back (view results here).