Concerns Raised Over Roy Halladay’s Lack of Offensive Production


Just what you thought the Phillies’ troubles were over, [EDITOR’S NOTE: No one has thought that] another issue presents itself.

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Roy Halladay’s disturbing start to the season has been amended over his last two performances.  Unfortunately, his struggles at the plate continue.

Of course, these tweets are horribly out of date.  Halladay is now 0-for-11 with 11 strikeouts.

“When the team’s offense can’t provide for its pitchers, the responsibility falls to the pitcher himself to get some runs,” said no sane people.  Nevertheless, Cliff Lee has never had a problem generating his own offense.  Even Jesse Biddle in Reading doubled twice during his 16-strikeout performance.

So, what is Halladay’s deal? He is currently hitting .127 points lower than his career average of .127.  He’s never had a season in the NL when he didn’t register nine hits.  And at this pace, at 0 hits per nine innings, he is on pace to come nowhere near that.

We can probably bet that this is Charlie Manuel’s fault, for not standing up to Rich Dubee and demanding that Doc spend more time in the cage.

One thing for sure is that this is another problem for us to have and talk about.