Halladay scheduled to face Rockies

April 30, 2010 | 12:10 am | 1  

Roy Halladay is scheduled to make his Coors Field debut and start for the Phillies on Tuesday May 11, three days before turning 33.

He has been as good as advertised, and maybe better, this season for the Phillies, who acquired Halladay from the Blue Jays in December for three minor leaguers. In five starts, Halladay, a Denver native who went to Arvada West High School, is 4-1 with a 1.80 ERA this season. In addition to throwing two complete games and one shutout, Halladay has three walks and 33 strikeouts in 40 innings.

Before pitching in Coors Field, where the Phillies make their only regular-season visit May 10-12, Halladay is scheduled to start twice at home _ Saturday against the Mets and Thursday May 6 against the Cardinals. His start against the Rockies will be the second of Halladay’s career. On June 7, 2002, in Toronto, he threw a two-hit shutout as the Blue Jays beat the Rockies 8-0.

When he faces the Mets, Halladay will be coming off his lone loss of the season. In his last start Monday at San Francisco, Halladay allowed 10 hits and five runs in seven innings and lost 5-1. Halladay’s two complete games this season were April 11 at Houston where he allowed one unearned run in a 2-1 victory and April 21 at Atlanta where he gave up five hits and won 2-0.

Halladay is 152-77 (.664) in his career with a 3.40 ERA. He has thrown 51 complete games and 16 shutouts and leads active pitchers in those categories.

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  • Rich M | April 30, 2010 | 7:34 am

    Arvada’s home grown MLB and not to far off HOF pitcher. As someone who saw Roy pitch in the Arvada baseball leagues as a teenager – yes, he had tremendous stuff even at that age. The baseball talent, smooth delivery and dominating mound presence were all there, so it was easy to see that he was a MLB pitcher waiting to happen.

    Welcome home Roy!